Albert Camus Quotes
(French philosopher, author, and journalist)
7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960

Albert Camus Quotes

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We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.

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Albert Camus Quote : Existence is illusory and it is eternal.

Existence is illusory and it is eternal.

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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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Every time somebody speaks of my honesty, there is someone who quivers inside me.

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What made me run away was doubtless not so much the fear of settling down, but of settling down permanently in something ugly.

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I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.

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Albert Camus Quote : The society based on production is only productive not creative.

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

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Albert Camus Quote : one leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

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Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

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Albert Camus Quote : There are more things to admire in men then to despise.

There are more things to admire in men then to despise.

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Albert Camus Quote : how hard, how bitter it is to become a man.

How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!

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

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Albert Camus Quote : Today we are always as ready to judge as we are to fornicate.

Today we are always as ready to judge as we are to fornicate.

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I’ve never really had much of an imagination. But still I would try to picture the exact moment when the beating of my heart would no longer be going on inside my head.

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

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Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.

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I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.

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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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Albert Camus Quote : To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.

To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.

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If there were a party of those who aren’t sure they’re right, I’d belong to it.

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Life is a sum of all your choices. So, what are you doing today?

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Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.

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Conscious of not being able to separate myself from my time, I have decided to become part of it.

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I love life – that’s my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life.

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It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.

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Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.

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Albert Camus Quote : heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.

Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.

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The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.

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Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then.

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A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.

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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.

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Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future – and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.

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Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.

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The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other.

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Albert Camus Quote : Style, like sheer silk underwear, sometimes hides eczema.

Style, like sheer silk underwear, sometimes hides eczema.

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There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.

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Albert Camus Quote : Stupidity always carries doggedly on.

Stupidity always carries doggedly on.

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It is normal to give away a little of one’s life in order not to lose it all. Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood – never.

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If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.

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Albert Camus Quote : yes, be patient with me. My heart is heavy.

Yes, be patient with me. My heart is heavy.

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Albert Camus Quote : The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

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The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.

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Albert Camus Quote : peace is the only battle worth waging.

Peace is the only battle worth waging.

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I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.

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The day when I am no more than a writer I shall cease to be a writer.

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The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations that escape our ears.

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Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments.

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Albert Camus Quote : One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn't know.

One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn’t know.

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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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Have you no hope at all? And do you really live with the thought that when you die, you die, and nothing remains?

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