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Albert Camus
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There are people who prefer to look their fate in the eye Albert Camus
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The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Albert Camus
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Rule: Start by looking for what is valid in every man. Albert Camus
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Without giving up anything on the plane of justice, yeild nothing on the plane of freedom 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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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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Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments. God is not needed to create guilt or to punish. Our fellow men suffice, aided by ourselves. Albert Camus
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I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness. Albert Camus
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Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. Albert Camus
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.... Query: How contrive not to waste one's time? Answer: By being fully aware of it all the while. Ways in which this can be done: By spending one's days on an uneasy chair in a dentist's waiting-room; by remaining on one's balcony all of a Sunday afternoon; by listening to lectures in a language on doesn't know; by traveling by the longest and least-convenient train routes, and of course standing all the way; by lining up at the box-office of theaters and then not buying a seat; and so forth. Albert Camus
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All I maintain is that on this earth there are pestilences and there are victims, and it's up to us, so far as possible, not to join forces with the pestilences. That may sound simple to the point of childishness; I can't judge if it's simple, but I know it's true. Albert Camus
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I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist. Albert Camus
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The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. Albert Camus
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We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage. Albert Camus
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Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death. Albert Camus
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The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody. Albert Camus
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The only really committed artist is he who, without refusing to take part in the combat, at least refuses to join the regular armies and remains a freelance. Albert Camus
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The society based on production is only productive, not creative. Albert Camus
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Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion. Albert Camus
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Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I. Albert Camus
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The most elementary form of rebellion, paradoxically , expresses an aspiration for order . 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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In this vast country that he had so loved, he was alone. Albert Camus
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I do not want to believe that death is the gateway to another life. For me, it is a closed door. I do not say it is a step we must all take, but that it is a horrible and dirty adventure. Albert Camus
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Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification. 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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There's no need to hang about waiting for the Last Judgement - it takes place every day. Albert Camus
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Women are all we know of paradise on this earth. 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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Why must one love rarely to love well? Albert Camus
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There is no shame in preferring happiness. 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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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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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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