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Albert Camus
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the one who doesnt play, doesnt win anything, but he actually looses somehting, {playing} Albert Camus
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Holland is a dream, Monsieur, a dream of gold and smoke-smokier by day, more gilded by night. And night and day that dream is peopled with Lohengrins like these, dreamily riding their black bicycles with high handle-bars, funereal swans constantly drifting throughout the whole country, around the seas, along the canals. Albert Camus
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History only exists, in the final analysis, for God. Albert Camus
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No excuses ever, for anyone; that is my principle at the outset. I deny the good intention, the respectable mistake, the indiscretion, the extenuating circumstance. With me there is no giving of absolution or blessing. Albert Camus
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And for all his life it would be kindness and love that made him cry, never pain or persecution, which on the contrary only reinforced his spirit and his resolution. Albert Camus
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My dear friend, we mustn't give them even the slightest excuse to judge us! Otherwise, we end up in pieces. Albert Camus
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In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul Albert Camus
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Maman used to say that you can always find something to be happy about. Albert Camus
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It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning Albert Camus
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There is so much stubborn hope in the human heart. Albert Camus
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...he was conscious of the disastrous fact that love and desire must be expressed in the same way... Albert Camus
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Ironic philosophies produce passionate works. Albert Camus
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Human rebellion ends in metaphysical revolution. It progresses from appearances to acts, from the dandy to the revolutionary. Albert Camus
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After a short silence the doctor raised himself a little in his chair and asked if Tarrou had an idea of the path to follow for attaining peace. "Yes, he replied. "The path of sympathy. Albert Camus
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There are people who vindicate the world, who help others live just by their presence. Albert Camus
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That's the way man is, cher monsieur. He has two faces: he can't love without self-love. Albert Camus
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Believe me there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory....everything is forgotten, even a great love. That's what's sad about life, and also what's wonderful about it. There is only a way of looking at things, a way that comes to you every once in a while. That's why it's good to have had love in your life after all, to have had an unhappy passion- it gives you an alibi for the vague despairs we all suffer from. Albert Camus
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You make the mistake of thinking you have to choose, that you have to do what you want, that there are conditions for happiness. What matters- all that matters, really- is the will to happiness, a kind of enormous, ever present consciousness. The rest- women, art, success- is nothing but excuses. A canvas waiting for our embroideries. Albert Camus
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Nothing in the world is worth turning one's back on what one loves. Albert Camus
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But it's not easy. I've been thinking it over for years. While we loved each other we didn't need words to make ourselves understood. But people don't love forever. A time came when I should have found the words to keep her with me, only I couldn't. Albert Camus
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I felt as though I was partly unlearning what i had never learned and yet knew so well: I mean, how to live. Albert Camus
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She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart. Albert Camus
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From Paul to Stalin, the popes who have chosen Caesar have prepared the way for Caesars who quickly learn to despise popes. Albert Camus
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion. Albert Camus
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In order to exist, man must rebel. Albert Camus
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Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today. Albert Camus
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To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile? Albert Camus
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Freedom of the press is perhaps the freedom that has suffered the most from the gradual degradation of the idea of liberty. Albert Camus
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Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics. Albert Camus
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A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously. Albert Camus
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Without freedom there is no art. Albert Camus
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In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history. Albert Camus
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The world in which we were called to exist was an absurd world, and there was no other in which we could take refuge. Albert Camus
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For the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still. Albert Camus
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More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure. Albert Camus
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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus
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A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus
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A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. Albert Camus
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An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. Albert Camus
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Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. Albert Camus
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What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. Albert Camus
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As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. Albert Camus
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Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. Albert Camus
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At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things. Albert Camus
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The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus
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Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. Albert Camus
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Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. Albert Camus
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We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible. Albert Camus
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After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion. Albert Camus
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It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. Albert Camus
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Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. Albert Camus
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All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football. Albert Camus
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How hard, how bitter it is to become a man! Albert Camus
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I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. Albert Camus
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Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable. Albert Camus
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For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus
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Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love. Albert Camus
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One cannot be a part-time nihilist. Albert Camus
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The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it. Albert Camus
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I knew that I had shattered the harmony of the day, the exceptional silence of a beach where I'd been happy. Then I fired four more times at the motionless body where the bullets lodged without leaving a trace. And it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness. Albert Camus
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Big tears of frustration and exhaustion were streaming down his cheeks. But because of all the wrinkles, they weren't dripping off. They spread out and ran together again, leaving a watery film over his ruined face. Albert Camus
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We are all exceptional cases. We all want to appeal against something! Each of us insists on being innocent at all cost, even if he has to accuse the whole human race and heaven itself. Albert Camus
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But sometimes it takes more courage to live than to shoot yourself. Albert Camus
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When I was young I asked more of people than they could give: everlasting friendship, endless feeling. Now I know to ask less of them than they can give: a straightforward companionship. And their feelings, their friendship, their generous actions seem in my eyes to be wholly miraculous: a consequence of grace alone. Albert Camus
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He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move. But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. Albert Camus
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Real fulfillment, for the man who allows absolutely free rein to his desires, and who much dominate everything, lies in hatred. Albert Camus
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In every rebellion is to be found the metaphysical demand for unity, the impossibility of capturing it, and the construction of a substitute universe. Albert Camus
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The contradiction is this: man rejects the world as it is, without accepting the necessity of escaping it. In fact, men cling to the world and by far the majority do not want to abandon it. Albert Camus
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She was wearing a pair of my pajamas with the sleeves rolled up. When she laughed I wanted her again. A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn't mean anything but that I didn't think so. She looked sad. But as we were fixing lunch, and for no apparent reason, she laughed in such a way that I kissed her. Albert Camus
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At the age of 40, having ordered meat very rare in restaurants all his life, he realized he actually liked it medium and not at all rare. Albert Camus
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