Albert Camus Quotes

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

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Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

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Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

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Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

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To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

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To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.

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To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.

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To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

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Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.

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We are all special cases.

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Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.

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

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Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

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Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.

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

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Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.

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

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Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.

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To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.

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When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.

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It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

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It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

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Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

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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.

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You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.

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You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.

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You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

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Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

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Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

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We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

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What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.

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What is a rebel? A man who says no.

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We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.

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We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.

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We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.

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We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.

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

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We call first truths those we discover after all the others.

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Without freedom, no art

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As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

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Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.

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