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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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At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman. 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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Mistakes are joyful, truth infernal. Albert Camus
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We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity. Albert Camus
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Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life. Albert Camus
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Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history. Albert Camus
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There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. Albert Camus
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There is no more futile punishment than futile and hopeless labor. Albert Camus
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In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day. Albert Camus
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Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom. Albert Camus
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This work is an attempt to understand the time I live in. Albert Camus
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What gives value to travel is fear. It is a fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague fear and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. I look upon it more as an occasion for testing. Albert Camus
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On my way out I was even going to shake his hand, but I remembered just in time that I'd killed a man. Albert Camus
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Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus
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But in order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The seas, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death-these are things that unite us all. We resemble one another in what we see together, in what we suffer together. Dreams change from individual, but the reality of the world is common to us all. Striving towards realism is therefore legitimate, for it is basically related to the artistic adventure. Albert Camus
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Poverty, first of all was never a misfortune for me; it was radiant with sunlight.. I owe it to my family, first of all, who lacked everything and who envied practically nothing. Albert Camus
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I've seen of enough of people who die for an idea. I don't believe in heroism; I know it's easy and I've learned it can be murderous. What interests me is living and dying for what one loves. Albert Camus
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The world I live in is loathsome to me, but I feel one with the men who suffer in it Albert Camus
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There is no longer a single idea explaining everything, but an infinite number of essences giving a meaning to an infinite number of objects. The world comes to a stop, but also lights up. Albert Camus
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Suffering gives us no special rights. Albert Camus
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On certain mornings, as we turn a corner, an exquisite dew falls on our heart and then vanishes. But the freshness lingers, and this, always, is what the heart needs. The earth must have risen in just such a light the morning the world was born. Albert Camus
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Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull. Albert Camus
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If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them they could perceive what they have made of us. Albert Camus
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No, Father, I've a very different idea of love. And until my dying day I shall refuse to love a scheme of things in which children are put to torture. Albert Camus
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Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way. Albert Camus
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Don't let them tell us stories Albert Camus
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Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence Albert Camus
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People don't love each other at our age, Marthe-they please each other, that's all. Later on, when you're old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That's all it is. Albert Camus
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Existence is illusory and it is eternal. Albert Camus
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Only the sea, murmurous behind the dingy checkerboard of houses, told of the unrest, the precariousness, of all things in this world. Albert Camus
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It is better to burn than to disappear. Albert Camus
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My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that... In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back. Truly yours, Albert Camus Albert Camus
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I spent a long time looking at faces, drinking in smiles. Am I happy or unhappy? It's not a very important question. I live with such frenzied intensity. Things and people are waiting for me, and doubtless I am waiting for them and desiring them with all my strength and sadness. But, here, I earn the right to be alive by silence and by secrecy. The miracle of not having to talk about oneself. Albert Camus
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I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere. Albert Camus
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The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not. Albert Camus
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I felt as I hadn't felt for ages. I had a foolish desire to burst into tears. for the first time I'd realized how all these people loathed me. Albert Camus
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Humans are creatures, who spent their lifes trying to convince themselves, that their existence is not absurd Albert Camus
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We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy. Albert Camus
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Am well. Thinking of you always. Love Albert Camus
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To lose one's life is no great matter; when the time comes I'll have the courage to lose mine. But what's intolerable is to see one's life being drained of meaning, to be told there's no reason for existing. A man can't live without some reason for living. Albert Camus
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Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds - a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents Albert Camus
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As for Hitler, his professed religion unhesitatingly juxtaposed the God-Providence and Valhalla. Actually his god was an argument at a political meeting and a manner of reaching an impressive climax at the end of speeches. Albert Camus
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stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves Albert Camus
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O light! This the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
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I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world. Albert Camus
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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus
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You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
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Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. Albert Camus
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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus
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Stupidity has a knack of getting its way. Albert Camus
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Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus
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I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion. Albert Camus
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A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. Albert Camus
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I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable. Albert Camus
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Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day. Albert Camus
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It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. Albert Camus
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Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature. Albert Camus
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Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much? Albert Camus
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I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up. Albert Camus
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There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. Albert Camus
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The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression. Albert Camus
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How many crimes are permitted simply because their authors could not endure being wrong. Albert Camus
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And often he who has chosen the fate of the artist because he felt himself to be different soon realizes that he can maintain neither his art nor his difference unless he admits that he is like the others. The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. Albert Camus
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If the descent is thus sometimes performed in sorrow, it can also take place in joy. Albert Camus
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We are rebels for a cause, poets with a dream , and we won't let this world die without a fight. Albert Camus
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When love ceases to be tragic it is something else and the individual again throws himself in search of tragedy. Albert Camus
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