Albert Camus Quotes

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

To know oneself, one should assert oneself... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

We are all special cases... view

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

What is a rebel? A man who says no... view

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art.. view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus