Albert Camus Quotes

Albert Camus Quotes :

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”

“Live to the point of tears.”

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow; don’t walk behind me… I may not lead; walk beside me… just be my friend.”

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”

“There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.”

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

“But in the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”

“To create is to live twice.”

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”

“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.”

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.”

“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”

“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.”

“There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.”

“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”

“Life is the sum of all your choices.”

“A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.”

“We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.”

“Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘Yes’ without having asked any clear question.”

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.”

“Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.”

“Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked, or used. As for being understood – never.”

“It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.”

“To be famous, you must exploit yourself.”

“A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.”

“To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”

“We are all special cases.”

“Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.”

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”

“He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.”

“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him.”

“What is a rebel? A man who says no.”

“One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.”

“We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.”

“If there is a sin against life, it consists… in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.”

“Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness.”

“The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.”

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