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

- Albert Camus

Existence is illusory and it is eternal.

- 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.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

- Albert Camus

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.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

Style, like sheer silk underwear, sometimes hides eczema.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

Stupidity always carries doggedly on.

- Albert Camus

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.

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Albert Camus