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Albert Camus
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There is always a philosophy for lack of courage. Albert Camus
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Art, at least, teaches us that man cannot be explained by history alone and that he also finds a reason for his existence in the order of nature. Albert Camus
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The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was butting one's head against a wall. Albert Camus
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Life continues, and some mornings, weary of the noise, discouraged by the prospect of the interminable work to keep after, sickened also by the madness of the world that leaps at you from the newspaper, finally convinced that I will not be equal to it and that I will disappoint everyone all I want to do is sit down and wait for evening. This is what I feel like, and sometimes I yield to it. Albert Camus
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I rebel; therefore I exist. 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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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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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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It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. Albert Camus
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It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration. Albert Camus
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There are means that cannot be excused. And I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. I don't want just any greatness for it, particularly a greatness born of blood and falsehood. I want to keep it alive by keeping justice alive. 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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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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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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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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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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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
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The important thing isn't the soundness or otherwise of the argument, but for it to make you think. Albert Camus
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There are always reasons for murdering a man. But there is no justification for his existence. Albert Camus
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History has shown that the less people read, the more books they buy. Albert Camus
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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
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... 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
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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
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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
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[Liberty] is a choreand a long-distance race, quite solitary, quite exhausting. Albert Camus
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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
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... 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
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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
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May heaven protect us, cher monsieur, from being set on a pedestal by our friends!!! Albert Camus
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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
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I have a good, hearty laugh and an energetic handshake, and those are trump cards. Albert Camus
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The loss of love is the loss of all rights, even though one had them all. Albert Camus
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One must place one's principles in big things. For the small, graciousness will suffice. Albert Camus
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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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When there is no hope, one must invent hope. Albert Camus
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One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus
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But do you know why we are always more just and generous toward the dead? The reason is simple. With them there is no obligation. They leave us free and we can take our time, fit the testimonial between a cocktail party and a nice little mistress, in our spare time, in short. Albert Camus
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