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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. 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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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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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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This is the century of fear. 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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Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire. 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 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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In every guilty man, there is some innocence. This makes every absolute condemnation revolting. 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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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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Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. 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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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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...we rarely confide in those who are better than we. Rather, we are more inclined to flee their society. Most often, on the other hand, we confess to those who are like us and who share our weaknesses. Hence we don't want to improve ourselves and be bettered, for we should first have to be judged in default. We merely wish to be pitied and encouraged in the course we have chosen. In short, we should like, at the same time, to cease being guilty and yet not to make the effort of cleansing ourselves. Albert Camus
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Peace is the only battle worth waging. Albert Camus
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We have to live and let live in order to create what we are. Albert Camus
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Today we are always as ready to judge as we are to fornicate. Albert Camus
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I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray. Albert Camus
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After another moment's silence she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason. 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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Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. But to be happy it is essential not to be too concerned with others. Consequently, there is no escape. Happy and judged, or absolved and wretched. Albert Camus
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To be born to create, to love, to win at games is to be born to live in time of peace. But war teaches us to lose everything and become what we were not. It all becomes a question of style. Albert Camus
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I had the whole sky in my eyes and it was blue and gold. Albert Camus
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Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others in a man. I believe rather that it is awakened, revived, nourished, by millions of solitary individuals whose and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history. Albert Camus
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