ALBERT CAMUS from The Rebel
What is a rebel? A man* who says no, but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes, from the moment he makes his first gesture of rebellion…
Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that, somewhere and somehow, one is right… The rebel … says yes and no simultaneously… In every act of rebellion, the rebel simultaneously experiences a feeling of revulsion at the infringement of his rights and a complete and spontaneous loyalty to certain aspects of himself.
URSULA K. LE GUIN
"Let not the gendered language detract or distract from the lucidity of Camus’s wisdom, for it is a function of his era"