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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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Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire. Albert Camus
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This is the century of fear. 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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We have exiled beauty; the Greeks took up arms for her. Albert Camus
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The actor's realm is that of the fleeting. Albert Camus
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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
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Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre. 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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Mother died today, or maybe it was yesterday. Albert Camus
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The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus
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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
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A sub-clerk in the post office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them. Albert Camus
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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
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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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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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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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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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In every guilty man, there is some innocence. This makes every absolute condemnation revolting. 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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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 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
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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
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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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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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Do not wait for the last judgement. It takes place every day. 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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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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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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Truth and freedom, having few lovers, are demanding mistresses. Albert Camus
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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
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I rebel; therefore I exist. 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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I would rather not have upset him, but I couldn't see any reason to change my life. Looking back on it, I wasn't unhappy. When I was a student, I had lots of ambitions like that. But when I had to give up my studies I learned very quickly that none of it really mattered. Albert Camus
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At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it. 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 feel like getting married, or committing suicide, or subscribing to L'Illustration. Something desperate, you know. Albert Camus
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They hurt each other without wanting to, just because each represented to the others the cruel and demanding necessity of their lives. Albert Camus
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Men like us are good and proud and strong...if we had a faith, a God, nothing could undermine us. But we had nothing, we had to learn everything, and living for honor alone has its weaknesses... Albert Camus
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If we understood the enigmas of life there would be no need for art. Albert Camus
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Life should be lived to the point of tears Albert Camus
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A man is more a man through the things he keeps to himself than through those he says. Albert Camus
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A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end. Albert Camus
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Wandering seemed no more than the happiness of an anxious man. Albert Camus
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The more I produce, the less I am certain. On the road along which the artist walks, night falls ever more densely. Finally, he dies blind. Albert Camus
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We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously. Albert Camus
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Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject. They light up with their passion an exclusive world in which they recognize their climate. 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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