Albert Camus Quotes & Wallpapers

Albert Camus
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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Mother died today, or maybe it was yesterday. Albert Camus

The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus

At any streetcorner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face, As it is, in its distressing nudity, in its light without effulgence, it is elusive. Albert Camus

A sub-clerk in the post office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them. Albert Camus

There exists an obvious fact that seems utterly moral: namely, that a man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them. One has to pay something. Albert Camus

We have exiled beauty; the Greeks took up arms for her. Albert Camus

The actor's realm is that of the fleeting. Albert Camus

Homer tells us also that Sisyphus had put Death in chains. Pluto could not endure the sight of his deserted, silent empire. He dispatched the god of war, who liberated Death from the hands of her conqueror. Albert Camus

Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre. Albert Camus

You have so much inside you, and the noblest happiness of all. Do' just wait for a man to come along. That's the mistake so many women make. Find your happiness in yourself. Albert Camus

Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history. Albert Camus

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. Albert Camus

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

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus

Am well. Thinking of you always. Love Albert Camus

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

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

The true work of art is always on the human scale. It is essentially the one that says, 'less. Albert Camus

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

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way. Albert Camus

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus

I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion. Albert Camus

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. Albert Camus

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

Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day. Albert Camus

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. Albert Camus

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature. Albert Camus

Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much? Albert Camus

I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up. Albert Camus

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. Albert Camus

How many crimes are permitted simply because their authors could not endure being wrong. Albert Camus

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

If the descent is thus sometimes performed in sorrow, it can also take place in joy. Albert Camus

It's not the struggle that makes us artists, but Art that makes us struggle. Albert Camus

There may be responsible persons, but there are no guilty ones. Albert Camus

The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself. Albert Camus

Truth and freedom, having few lovers, are demanding mistresses. Albert Camus

Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are. Albert Camus

When the throne of God is overturned, the rebel realizes that it is now his own responsibility to create the justice, order, and unity that he sought in vain within his own condition, and in this way to justify the fall of God. Then begins the desperate effort to create, at the price of crime and murder if necessary, the dominion of man. Albert Camus

The important thing isn't the soundness or otherwise of the argument, but for it to make you think. Albert Camus

There are always reasons for murdering a man. But there is no justification for his existence. Albert Camus

History has shown that the less people read, the more books they buy. Albert Camus

But the world itself has no reason, and I can say so, I who have experienced it all, from the creation to the destruction. Albert Camus

... unhappiness is like marriage. We believe we chose it, but then it is choosing us. That is how it is, we can do nothing about it. Albert Camus

Knowing what [Christ] knew , knowing all about mankind-ah! who would have thought that the crime is not so much to make others die, but to die oneself-confronted day and night with his innocent crime, it became too difficult to go on. It was better to get it over with, to not defend himself, to die, in order not to be the only one to have survived, and to go elsewhere, where, perhaps, he would be supported. Albert Camus

Most men are like me. They cannot live in a universe where the most bizarre thought can in one second enter into the realm of reality-where, most often, it does enter, like a knife in a heart. Albert Camus

[Liberty] is a choreand a long-distance race, quite solitary, quite exhausting. Albert Camus

The sense of doing good , the satisfaction of being right, the joy of looking favorably upon oneself, dear sir, are powerful levers for keeping us upright and making us progress. On the other hand, if men are deprived of that feeling, they are changed into rabid dogs. Albert Camus

... here, where the gaze is stopped everywhere, the whole earth is designed so that the face turns upward and the gaze implores. Oh! I hate this world where we are reduced to God. Albert Camus

He was expressing his certainty that my appeal would be granted, but I was carrying the burden of a sin from which I had to free myself. According to him, human justice was nothing and divine justice was everything. I pointed out it was the former that had condemned me. Albert Camus

Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island. Albert Camus

On the ridge where the great artist moves forward, every step is an adventure, an extreme risk. In that risk, however, and only there, lays the freedom of Art. Albert Camus

what doesn't kill you make you stronger and stronger Albert Camus

I realized people would soon forget me once I was dead. I couldn't even say that this was hard to stomach; really, there's no idea to which one doesn't get acclimatized in time. Albert Camus

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. Albert Camus

Crime too is a form of solitude, even if one thousand get together to commit it. And it is right for me to die alone, after having lived and killed alone. Albert Camus

May heaven protect us, cher monsieur, from being set on a pedestal by our friends!!! Albert Camus

Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Albert Camus

I have a good, hearty laugh and an energetic handshake, and those are trump cards. Albert Camus

The loss of love is the loss of all rights, even though one had them all. Albert Camus

When one has no character, one HAS to apply a method. Here it did wonders incontrovertibly, and I am living on the site of one of the greatest crimes in human history. Albert Camus

From the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all. But whether or not one can live with one's passions, whether or not one can accept their law, which is to burn the heart they simultaneously exalt - that is the whole question. Albert Camus

For there is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. Albert Camus

The words that reverberate for us at the confines of this long adventure of rebellion are not formulas for optimism, for which we have no possible use in the extremities of our unhappiness, but words of courage and intelligence which, on the shores of the eternal seas, even have the qualities of virtue. Albert Camus

Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Albert Camus

One must place one's principles in big things. For the small, graciousness will suffice. Albert Camus

Every writer, big or small, needs to say or write that the genius is always hissed at by his contemporaries. Naturally, this is not true, it happens only occasionally and often by chance. But this need within the writer is enlightening. Albert Camus



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