By Albert Camus
Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.
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.
I rebel; therefore I exist.
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.
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.
Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.
Love is a sacrifice. You must feel pain, but it will make you stronger, wiser and more beautiful.
The best times to show true love are when it isn’t easy and it requires personal sacrifice.
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
Love requires sacrifice, but it’s worth it.
If you love someone, you’ll be willing to sacrifice your dreams for them. If they love you, they won’t let you.