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Albert Camus
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Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre. Albert Camus
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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
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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
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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
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The true work of art is always on the human scale. It is essentially the one that says, 'less. Albert Camus
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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
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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
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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
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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
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There is nothing abstract about pain. It is specific, it is real, and, when it is intense, it is world destroying. Albert Camus
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The soul of a murderer is blind Albert Camus
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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
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In every guilty man, there is some innocence. This makes every absolute condemnation revolting. Albert Camus
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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
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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
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If pimps and thieves everywhere were always punished, honest people would all believe themselves always to be innocent. Albert Camus
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But who would dare condemn me in this world with no judges, where no one is innocent! Albert Camus
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One grows out of pity when it's useless. 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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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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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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True artists scorn nothing. Albert Camus
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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
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No matter how the sun shone, the sea held forth no more promises. Albert Camus
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Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it. Albert Camus
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It was in Spain that [my generation] learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so many, the world over, feel the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy. Albert Camus
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Art and revolt will die only with the last man. Albert Camus
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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
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If Nietzsche is correct, that to shame a man is to kill him, then any honest attempt at autobiography will be an act of self-destruction. Albert Camus
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I rebel; therefore I exist. Albert Camus
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Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky. Albert Camus
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On good days, if you trust life, life has to answer you. Albert Camus
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I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold. Albert Camus
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God put self-pity by the side of despair like the cure by the side of the disease. Albert Camus
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It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it. Albert Camus
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Murder is terribly exhausting. Albert Camus
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Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history. Albert Camus
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Every ideology is contrary to human psychology. Albert Camus
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In short, they were gambling on their luck, and luck is not to be coerced. Albert Camus
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Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless. Albert Camus
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The work of art is born of the intelligence's refusal to reason the concrete. It marks the triumph of the carnal. Albert Camus
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In the light, the earth remains our first and our last love. Our brothers are breathing under the same sky as we; justice is a living thing. Now is born that strange joy which helps one live and die, and which we shall never again postpone to a later time. Albert Camus
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Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know. I got a telegram from the home: 'Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.' That doesn't mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday. Albert Camus
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We [Raymond and Meursault] stared at each other without blinking, and everything came to a stop there between the sea, the sand, and the sun, and the double silence of the flute and the water. It was then that I realized that you could either shoot or not shoot. Albert Camus
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How had I not seen that there was nothing more important than an execution, and that when you come right down to it, it was the only thing a man could truly be interested in? Albert Camus
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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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Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. Albert Camus
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No one who lives in the sunlight of gratitude that things aren't worse makes a failure of his or her life. Albert Camus
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...Any authentic creation is a gift to the future. Albert Camus
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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
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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
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For there is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. Albert Camus
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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
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Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Albert Camus
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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
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It's not the struggle that makes us artists, but Art that makes us struggle. Albert Camus
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There may be responsible persons, but there are no guilty ones. Albert Camus
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The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself. Albert Camus
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