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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

Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I. Albert Camus

The most elementary form of rebellion, paradoxically , expresses an aspiration for order . Albert Camus

I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false. Albert Camus

There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. Albert Camus

There is no more futile punishment than futile and hopeless labor. Albert Camus

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

Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom. Albert Camus

My great idea is that we must forgive the Pope. First of all, he needs it more than anyone else. Besides, it is the only way of placing oneself above him. Albert Camus

If pimps and thieves everywhere were always punished, honest people would all believe themselves always to be innocent. Albert Camus

But who would dare condemn me in this world with no judges, where no one is innocent! Albert Camus

One grows out of pity when it's useless. Albert Camus

The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not. Albert Camus

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

Humans are creatures, who spent their lifes trying to convince themselves, that their existence is not absurd Albert Camus

We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy. Albert Camus

If there is a soul, it is a mistake to believe that it is given to us fully created. It is created here, throughout a whole life. And living is nothing else but that long and painful bringing forth. Albert Camus

We are rebels for a cause, poets with a dream , and we won't let this world die without a fight. Albert Camus

When love ceases to be tragic it is something else and the individual again throws himself in search of tragedy. Albert Camus

This work is an attempt to understand the time I live in. Albert Camus

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

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

True artists scorn nothing. Albert Camus

To me, art is not a solitary delight. It is a means of stirring the greatest number of men by providing them with a privileged image of our common joys and woes. Albert Camus

No matter how the sun shone, the sea held forth no more promises. Albert Camus

Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence Albert Camus

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

Existence is illusory and it is eternal. Albert Camus

Only the sea, murmurous behind the dingy checkerboard of houses, told of the unrest, the precariousness, of all things in this world. Albert Camus

It is better to burn than to disappear. Albert Camus

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

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

I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere. Albert Camus

Do not wait for the last judgement. It takes place every day. Albert Camus

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

There is always a certain hour of the day and of the night when a man's courage is at its lowest ebb, and it was that hour only that he feared. Albert Camus

I have always denounced terrorism. I must also denounce a terrorism which is exercised blindly, in the streets of Algiers for example, and which some day could strike my mother or my family. I believe in justice, but I shall defend my mother above justice. Albert Camus

I love life - that's my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life. Albert Camus

Yes, I know what passion would fill me with all its power. Before, I was too young. I got in the way. Now I know that acting and loving and suffering is living, of course, but it's only living insofar as you can be transparent and accept your fate, like the unique reflection of a rainbow of joys and passions which is the same for everyone. Albert Camus

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. Albert Camus

Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds - a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus

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

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

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

Suffering gives us no special rights. Albert Camus

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

Mistakes are joyful, truth infernal. Albert Camus

We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity. Albert Camus

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

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

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

Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way. Albert Camus

Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull. Albert Camus

This is the century of fear. Albert Camus

Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire. Albert Camus

The world I live in is loathsome to me, but I feel one with the men who suffer in it Albert Camus

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

Don't let them tell us stories Albert Camus

For rich people, the sky is just an extra, a gift of nature. The poor, on the other hand, can see it as it is, a gift of infinite grace. Albert Camus

La ve rite , comme la lumie' re, aveugle. Le mensonge, au contraire, est un beau cre puscule qui met chaque objet en valeur. Truth, like light, blinds. A lie, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight which shows the value of each object. Albert Camus

I am just coming out of five years of night, and this orgy of violent lights gives me for the first time the impression of a new continent. An enormous, 50-foot high Camel billboard : a GI with his mouth wide open blows enormous puffs of real smoke. So much bad taste hardly seems imaginable. Albert Camus

There is nothing abstract about pain. It is specific, it is real, and, when it is intense, it is world destroying. Albert Camus

The soul of a murderer is blind Albert Camus

I was tormented by my desire for a woman ... I thought so much about a woman, about women, about all the ones I had known, about all the circumstances in which I had enjoyed them, that my cell would be filled with their faces and crowded with my desires. Albert Camus

In every guilty man, there is some innocence. This makes every absolute condemnation revolting. Albert Camus



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