Albert Camus Quotes & Wallpapers

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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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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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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My life was lucky so that I met, I loved (and disappointed) only outstanding people. Albert Camus
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It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm - this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the "why" arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement. Albert Camus
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Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world. Albert Camus
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Still, obviously, one can't be sensible all the time. Albert Camus
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Those who love, friends and lovers, know that love is not only a blinding flash, but also a long and painful struggle in the darkness for the realization of definitive recognition and reconciliation. Albert Camus
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Everything is true, and nothing is true! Albert Camus
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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
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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
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what doesn't kill you make you stronger and stronger 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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In normal times all of us know, whether consciously or not, that there is no love which can't be bettered; nevertheless, we reconcile ourselves more or less easily to the fact that ours has never risen above the average. Albert Camus
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Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can't be sure. Albert Camus
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I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else. Albert Camus
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And then came human beings; humans wanted to cling but there was nothing to cling to. Albert Camus
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An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement. Albert Camus
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He had opened his heart to the sublime indifference of the universe Albert Camus
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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. 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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...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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Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never. Albert Camus
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The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism. Albert Camus
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He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. Albert Camus
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Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies. Albert Camus
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No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people. Albert Camus
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Integrity has no need of rules. Albert Camus
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Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference. Albert Camus
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By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. Albert Camus
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. Albert Camus
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It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all. Albert Camus
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You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade. Albert Camus
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In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist. Albert Camus
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Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. Albert Camus
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Every time somebody speaks of my honesty, there is someone who quivers inside me. Albert Camus
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The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge. Albert Camus
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Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly. 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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It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. 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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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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