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Albert Camus
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I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false. Albert Camus
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At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman. Albert Camus
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Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don't care what you'll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself. Albert Camus
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In Italian museums are sometimes found little painted screens that the priest used to hold in front of the face of condemned men to hide the scaffold from them. Albert Camus
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No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition. Albert Camus
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I would like to be able to breathe- to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely. Albert Camus
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Healthy people have a natural skill of avoiding feverish eyes. Albert Camus
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What did it matter if he existed for two or for twenty years? Happiness was the fact that he had existed. Albert Camus
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There are people who prefer to look their fate in the eye Albert Camus
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For instance, I never complained that my birthday was overlooked; people were even surprised, with a touch of admiration, by my discretion on this subject. But the reason for my disinterestedness was even more discreet: I longed to be forgotten in order to be able to complain to myself... Once my solitude was thoroughly proved, I could surrender to the charms of a virile self-pity. Albert Camus
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For ever, I shall be a stranger to myself. Albert Camus
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When I was young, I expected from people more than they could give: neverending friendship and constant excitement. Now I expect less than they can actually can give: to stay close silently. And their feelings, friendship, noble deeds always seem like a miracle to me: a true grace. Albert Camus
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Yes, I'm happy, in human terms. Albert Camus
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We spend our days in deliberating, and we end them without coming to any resolve. Albert Camus
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If I convince myself that this life has no other aspect than that of the absurd, if I feel that its whole equilibrium depends on that perpetual opposition between my conscious revolt and the darkness in which it struggles, if I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living. Albert Camus
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If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning. Albert Camus
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After awhile you could get used to anything. Albert Camus
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The real 19th century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. Albert Camus
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These are facts the heart can feel; yet they call for careful study before they become clear to the intellect. Albert Camus
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There is only one class of men, the privileged class Albert Camus
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Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject. Albert Camus
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I sometimes need to write things which I cannot completely control but which therefore prove that what is in me is stronger than I am. Albert Camus
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I want to know if I can live with what I know, and only than. Albert Camus
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The slave and those whose present life is miserable and who can find no consolation in the heavens are assured that at least the future belongs to them. The future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves. Albert Camus
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Il y a dans les hommes plus de choses a' admirer que de choses a' me priser. There are more things to admire in people than to despise. Albert Camus
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The day of my arrest I was first put in a room where there were already several other prisoners, most of them Arabs. They laughed when they saw me. Then they asked what I was in for. I said I'd killed an Arab and they were all silent Albert Camus
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For those of us who have been thrown into hell, mysterious melodies and the torturing images of a vanished beauty will always bring us, in the midst of crime and folly, the echo of that harmonious insurrection which bears witness, throughout the centuries, to the greatness of humanity. Albert Camus
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Poor and free rather than rich and enslaved. Of course, men want to be both rich and free, and this is what leads them at times to be poor and enslaved. Albert Camus
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition. Albert Camus
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History, as an entirety, could only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God. Albert Camus
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Liberty is dangerous. Albert Camus
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Gilbert Jonas, painter, believed in his star.... His own faith was not, however, without its virtues because it consisted in admitting, in some obscure way, that he would obtain many things without deserving them. Albert Camus
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Have you noticed that only death arouses our emotions? How we love thee friends who have just passed away, right? How we admire those master who no longer speak, their mouths full of dirt. We them we are not obligated. Albert Camus
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Indeed, men never know how to love. nothing satisfies them. All they know is to dream, to imagine new duties, to look for new countries and new homes. While we women, we know that we must hasten to love, to share the same bed, hold hands, and fear absence. When we women love, we dream of nothing. Albert Camus
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Ah! my friend, for whomever is alone, without a god and without a master, the weight of time is terrible. One must then choose a master, God being out of style. Albert Camus
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Men cry because things are not what they ought to be. Albert Camus
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Powerful, yes, that is the word that I constantly rolled on my tongue, I dreamed of absolute power, the kind that forces others tokneel, that forces the enemy to capitulate, finally converting him, and the more the enemy is blind, cruel, sure of himself, buried in his conviction, the more his admission proclaims the royalty of he who has brought on his defeat. Albert Camus
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My profession lent itself nicely to my vocation for heights. It freed me of any bitterness towards my fellow men, who were alwaysin my debt, without my owing them anything. It placed me above the judge whom, I in turn judged, above the defendant whom I forced into gratitude. Albert Camus
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I know [my label], in any case: a double face, a charming Janus, and underneath, the house motto: "Be wary". On my business cards:"Jean-Baptiste Clamence, actor". Albert Camus
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What would become of the world if the condemned started to confide their heartaches to the executioners? Albert Camus
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I lived with the only continuity, day to day, of the me-me-me. Albert Camus
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Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose a future... Albert Camus
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The world expects of Christians that they will raise their voices so loudly and clearly and so formulate their protest that not even the simplest man can have the slightest doubt about what they are saying. Further, the world expects of Christians that they will eschew all fuzzy abstractions and plant themselves squarely in front of the bloody face of history. We stand in need of folk who have determined to speak directly and unmistakably and come what may, to stand by what they have said. Albert Camus
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Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics. Albert Camus
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These women behind the store windows? Dreams, sir, dreams at bargain prices, a trip to the Indies! These people perfume themselves with spices. You enter, they close the curtains, and the trip begins. The gods descend on the nude bodies and the islands drift, demented, with the tousled hair of palm trees in the breeze. Albert Camus
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Some other memories of the funeral have stuck in my mind. The old boy's face, for instance, when he caught up with us for the last time, just outside the village. His eyes were streaming with tears, of exhaustion or distress, or both together. But because of the wrinkles they could' flow down. They spread out, crisscrossed, and formed a smooth gloss on the old, worn face. Albert Camus
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...he said firmly, "God can help you. All the men I"ve seen in your position turned to Him in their time of trouble." "Obviously," I replied, "they were at liberty to do so, if they felt like it." I, however, did' want to be helped, and I had' time to work up interest for something that did' interest me. Albert Camus
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In fact, it comes to this: nobody is capable of really thinking about anyone, even in the worst calamity. For really to think about someone means thinking about that person every minute of the day, without letting one's thoughts be diverted by anything- by meals, by a fly that settles on one's cheek, by household duties, or by a sudden itch somewhere. But there are always flies and itches. That's why life is difficult to live. Albert Camus
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Why must one love rarely to love well? Albert Camus
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You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus
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They came to know the incorrigible sorrow of all prisoners and exiles, which is to live in company with a memory that serves no purpose. Albert Camus
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We must learn how to lend ourselves to dreaming when dreams lend themselves to us. Albert Camus
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There is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom insight and life of each person who has known and loved it. Albert Camus
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The truth is that nothing is less sensational than pestilence, and by reason of their very duration great misfortunes are monotonous. Albert Camus
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One plays at being immortal and after a few weeks one doesn't even know whether or not one can hang on till the next day. Albert Camus
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Nothing is harder to understand than a symbolic work. A symbol always transcends the one who makes use of it and makes him say in reality more than he is aware of expressing. Albert Camus
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A fate is not a punishment. Albert Camus
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There is only one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Albert Camus
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The real saint, Baudelaire pretends to think, is he who flogs and kills people for their own good. His argument will be heard. A race of real saints is beginning to spread over the earth for the purposes of confirming these curious conclusions about rebellion. Albert Camus
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Believe me, there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory...Everything is forgotten, even great love. Albert Camus
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We all have a weakness for beauty. Albert Camus
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In this vast country that he had so loved, he was alone. Albert Camus
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A regime [Nazism] which invented a biological foreign policy was obviously acting against its own best interests. But at least it obeyed its own particular logic. Albert Camus
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The absurd is a shadow cast over everything we do and even if we try to live life as if it has meaning as if there are reasons for doing things the absurd will linger in the back of our minds as a nagging doubt that perhaps there is no point. Albert Camus
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The act of love is a confession. Albert Camus
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It is in the thick of calamity that one gets hardened to the truth - in other words, to silence. Albert Camus
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The danger of lectures is that they create the illusion of teaching for teachers, and the illusion of learning for learners. Albert Camus
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Life is a sum of all your choices". So, what are you doing today? Albert Camus
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Thinking of the future, establishing aims for oneself, having preferences - all this presupposes a belief in freedom, even if one occasionally ascertains that one doesn't feel it. Albert Camus
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Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Albert Camus
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