Albert Camus (Writer)

#6965 Albert Camus

In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. .

Albert Camus Quotes about winter
#6966 Albert Camus

Ais never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that anmay be all his characters simultaneously. .

Albert Camus Quotes about character
#6967 Albert Camus

A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object. .

Albert Camus Quotes about nature
#6968 Albert Camus

Knowing that certain nights whose sweetness lingers will keep returning to the earth and sea after we are gone, yes, this helps us to die. .

Albert Camus Quotes about art
#6969 Albert Camus

is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is anearly all have taken as their starting point. .

Albert Camus Quotes about art
#6970 Albert Camus

Don't let them tell us stories. Don't let them say of the man sentenced to"He is going to pay his debt to society," but: "They are going to cut off his head." It looks like nothing. But it does make a little difference. And then there arewho prefer to look theirin the . .

Albert Camus Quotes about society
#6971 Albert Camus

Nous nous trompons toujours deux fois sur ceux que nous aimons: d'abord .

Albert Camus
#6972 Albert Camus

A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images. And in a good novel, the whole of the philosophy has passed into the images. But if once the philosophy overflows the characters and action, and therefore looks like a label stuck on the work, the plot loses its authenticity and the novel its life. Nevertheless, a work that is to last cannot dispense with profound ideas. And this secret fusion between experiences and ideas, between life and reflection on the meaning of life, is what makes the great novelist. .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#6973 Albert Camus

The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it. .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#6974 Albert Camus

Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this? .

Albert Camus Quotes about children
#6975 Albert Camus

We have exiled ; the Greeks took up arms for her. .

Albert Camus
#6976 Albert Camus

We turn our backs on ; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink. .

Albert Camus Quotes about beauty
#6977 Albert Camus

cannot do without beauty, and this is what our era pretends to want to disregard. It steels itself to attain the absolute and authority; it wants to transfigure the world before having exhausted it, to set it to rights before having understood it. Whatever it may say, our era is deserting this world. .

Albert Camus Quotes about beauty
#6978 Albert Camus

O ! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle ofI at last discovered that there was in me an invincible . .

Albert Camus Quotes about fate
#6979 Albert Camus

has done more forandthan any people for twenty years. But for this lesson to get through and convince those in the West who shut their eyes and ears, it was necessary, and it can be no comfort to us, for the people of Hungary to shed so much blood which is already drying in our memories. In Europe's isolation today, we have only one way of being true to Hungary, and that is never to betray, among ourselves and everywhere, what the Hungarian heroes died for, never to condone, among ourselves and everywhere, even indirectly, those who killed them. It would indeed be difficult for us to be worthy of such sacrifices. .

Albert Camus Quotes about people
#6980 Albert Camus

Ais never thewho created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously. .

Albert Camus Quotes about character
#6981 Albert Camus

With rebellion, awareness is born. .

Albert Camus Quotes about war
#6983 Albert Camus

There is not love of life without despair about life. .

Albert Camus Quotes about love
#6984 Albert Camus

Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful. .

Albert Camus Quotes about experience
#6986 Albert Camus

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 Quotes about time
#6987 Albert Camus

Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. .

Albert Camus Quotes about autumn
#6988 Albert Camus

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#6989 Albert Camus

I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn't. .

Albert Camus Quotes about real
#6990 Albert Camus

Aujourd'hui maman est morte. Ou peut- .

Albert Camus Quotes about man
#6991 Albert Camus

I hope the dogs don't bark tonight. I always think it's mine. .

Albert Camus Quotes about hope
#6992 Albert Camus

Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee? [] [Note: There is no documented evidence that Camus ever wrote or said this, aside from Barry Schwartz's uncited mention in The Paradox of Choice. It is likely falsely attributed.] .

Albert Camus Quotes about war
#6993 Albert Camus

I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn't mine anymore, but one in which I'd found the simplest and most lasting joys. .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#6994 Albert Camus

Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter. .

Albert Camus Quotes about die
#6995 Albert Camus

Of course, I had to own that he was right; I didn't feel much regret for what I'd done. Still, to my mind, he overdid it, and I'd have liked to have a chance of explaining to him, in a quite friendly, almost affectionate way, that I have never been able to really regret anything in all my life. I've always been far too much absorbed in the present moment, or the immediate future, to think back. .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#6996 Albert Camus

The papers were always talking about the debt owed to society. According to them, it had to be paid. But that doesn't speak to the imagination. What really counted was the possibility of escape, a leap to freedom, out of the implacable ritual, a wild run for it that would give whatever chance for hope there was. Of course, hope meant being cut down on some street corner, as you ran like mad, by a random bullet. But when I really thought it through, nothing was going to allow me such a luxury. Everything was against it; I would just be caught up in the machinery again. .

Albert Camus Quotes about hope
#6997 Albert Camus

Everybody was privileged. There were only privileged people. .

Albert Camus Quotes about people
#6999 Albert Camus

I had only a little time left and I didn't want to waste it on God. .

Albert Camus Quotes about time
#7000 Albert Camus

Maman used to say that you can always find something to be happy about. .

Albert Camus Quotes about man
#7002 Albert Camus

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. .

Albert Camus Quotes about time
#7003 Albert Camus

For the first time in a long time I thought about Maman. I felt as if I understood why at the end of her life she had taken a 'fianc .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#7004 Albert Camus

Nothing is harder to understand than a symbolic work. 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 Quotes about war
#7005 Albert Camus

What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic. .

Albert Camus Quotes about logic
#7006 Albert Camus

What, then, is that incalculable feeling that deprives the mind of the sleep necessary to life? A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of . .

Albert Camus Quotes about life
#7007 Albert Camus

Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying. .

Albert Camus Quotes about work
#7008 Albert Camus

Great novelists are philosopher-novelists who write in images instead of arguments. .

Albert Camus Quotes about men
#7009 Albert Camus

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. There is a universe of jealousy, of ambition, of selfishness or generosity. A universe — in other words a metaphysic and an attitude of mind. .

Albert Camus Quotes about passion
#7010 Albert Camus

I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. .

Albert Camus Quotes about world
#7011 Albert Camus

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. .

Albert Camus Quotes about man
#7012 Albert Camus

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 Quotes about time
#7013 Albert Camus

If I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers. I can sketch one by one all the aspects it is able to assume, all those likewise that have been attributed to it, this upbringing, this origin, this ardor or these silences, this nobility or this vileness. But aspects cannot be added up. .

Albert Camus Quotes about self
#7014 Albert Camus

I do not want to found anything on the incomprehensible. I want to know whether I can live with what I know and with that alone. .

Albert Camus Quotes about live
#7015 Albert Camus

Everything considered, a determined soul will always manage. .

Albert Camus Quotes about soul
#7016 Albert Camus

I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me — that I understand. And these two certainties — my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle — I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my conditions? .

Albert Camus Quotes about truth
#7017 Albert Camus

Knowing whether or not one can live without appeal is all that interests me. .

Albert Camus Quotes about live
#7018 Albert Camus

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. (This quote is from Notebook IV in Notebooks: 1942-1951, not Myth of Sisyphus. The quote appears in none of Camus books you find in bookstores.) .

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