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quote by Albert Camus: November 16.
He said: We must have one love, one great love in our life, since it gives us an alibi for all the moments when we are filled with motiveless despair. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

November 16.
He said: We must have one love, one great love in our life, since it gives us an alibi for all the moments when we are filled with motiveless despair.

--Albert Camus


quote by Albert Camus: I spent a long time looking at faces, drinking in smiles. Am I happy or unhappy? It's not very important question. I live with such frenzied intensity. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I spent a long time looking at faces, drinking in smiles. Am I happy or unhappy? It's not very important question. I live with such frenzied intensity.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: A time comes when one can no longer feel the emotion of love. The only thing left is tragedy. Living for someone or for something no longer has any meaning. Nothing seems to keep its meaning except t… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A time comes when one can no longer feel the emotion of love. The only thing left is tragedy. Living for someone or for something no longer has any meaning. Nothing seems to keep its meaning except the idea of dying for something.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Thought is always out in front. It sees too far, farther than the body which lives in the present. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Thought is always out in front. It sees too far, farther than the body which lives in the present.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Tragedy forms a closed world, in which we stumble over and knock against obstacles. In the theater, tragedy must be born and die in the restricted area of the stage. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Tragedy forms a closed world, in which we stumble over and knock against obstacles. In the theater, tragedy must be born and die in the restricted area of the stage.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: To abolish hope is to bring the thought back to the body. And the body is doomed to perish. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To abolish hope is to bring the thought back to the body. And the body is doomed to perish.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression.

--Albert Camus




quote by Albert Camus: To impoverish that reality whose inhumanity constitutes man's majesty is tantamount to impoverishing him himself. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To impoverish that reality whose inhumanity constitutes man's majesty is tantamount to impoverishing him himself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: All existence for a man turned away from the eternal is but a vast mime under the mask of the absurd. Creation is the great mime…it is itself an absurd phenomenon. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

All existence for a man turned away from the eternal is but a vast mime under the mask of the absurd. Creation is the great mime…it is itself an absurd phenomenon.

--Albert Camus





quote by Albert Camus: We refuse to despair of mankind. Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

We refuse to despair of mankind. Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Our fate stands before us and we provoke him. Less out of pride than out of awareness of our ineffectual condition. We, too, sometimes feel pity for ourselves. ... Yet the most daring among us are th… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Our fate stands before us and we provoke him. Less out of pride than out of awareness of our ineffectual condition. We, too, sometimes feel pity for ourselves. ... Yet the most daring among us are the ones who feel it.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: For the existentials negation is their God. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

For the existentials negation is their God.

--Albert Camus

Longer Version:

For the existentials, negation is their God. To be precise, that god is maintained only through the negation of human reason. But, like suicides, gods change with men.


quote by Albert Camus: Every stone here sweats with suffering, I know that. I have never looked at them without a feeling of anguish. But deep in my heart I know that the most wretched among you have seen a divine face eme… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Every stone here sweats with suffering, I know that. I have never looked at them without a feeling of anguish. But deep in my heart I know that the most wretched among you have seen a divine face emerge from their darkness. That is the face you are asked to see.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: None of the evils which totalitarianism ... claims to remedy is worse than totalitarianism itself. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

None of the evils which totalitarianism ... claims to remedy is worse than totalitarianism itself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I understood, by dint of digging into my memories, that modesty helped me to shine, humility helped me to triumph and virtue to oppress. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I understood, by dint of digging into my memories, that modesty helped me to shine, humility helped me to triumph and virtue to oppress.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I hope the dogs don't bark tonight. I always think it's mine. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I hope the dogs don't bark tonight. I always think it's mine.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Tyrants know there is in the work of art an emancipatory force, which is mysterious only to those who do not revere it. Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and this is it… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Tyrants know there is in the work of art an emancipatory force, which is mysterious only to those who do not revere it. Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and this is its whole secret.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was bu… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was butting one's head against a wall.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Purely historical thought is therefore nihilistic: it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history and in this way is opposed to rebellion. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Purely historical thought is therefore nihilistic: it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history and in this way is opposed to rebellion.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: There's so much wickedness in the world, she said. So what can you expect? with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There's so much wickedness in the world, she said. So what can you expect?

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Germany collapsed as a result of having engaged in a struggle for empire with the concepts of provincial politics. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Germany collapsed as a result of having engaged in a struggle for empire with the concepts of provincial politics.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The certainty of a God giving meaning to life far surpasses in attractiveness the ability to behave badly with impunity. The choice would not be hard to make. But there is no choice and that is where… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The certainty of a God giving meaning to life far surpasses in attractiveness the ability to behave badly with impunity. The choice would not be hard to make. But there is no choice and that is where the bitterness comes in. The absurd does not liberate; it binds.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: My dear friend, we mustn't give them even the slightest excuse to judge us! Otherwise, we end up in pieces. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

My dear friend, we mustn't give them even the slightest excuse to judge us! Otherwise, we end up in pieces.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: No, Father, I've a very different idea of love. And until my dying day I shall refuse to love a scheme of things in which children are put to torture. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

No, Father, I've a very different idea of love. And until my dying day I shall refuse to love a scheme of things in which children are put to torture.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: One recognizes one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

One recognizes one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: The absurd is a shadow cast over everything we do and even if we try to live life as if it has meaning as if there are reasons for doing things the absurd will linger in the back of our minds as a na… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The absurd is a shadow cast over everything we do and even if we try to live life as if it has meaning as if there are reasons for doing things the absurd will linger in the back of our minds as a nagging doubt that perhaps there is no point.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Imagination offers people consolation for what they cannot be, and humor for what they actually are. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Imagination offers people consolation for what they cannot be, and humor for what they actually are.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: In every guilty man, there is some innocence. This makes every absolute condemnation revolting. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

In every guilty man, there is some innocence. This makes every absolute condemnation revolting.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Rebellion, in man, is the refusal to be treated as an object and to be reduced to simple historical terms. It is the affirmation of a nature common to all men, which eludes the world of power. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Rebellion, in man, is the refusal to be treated as an object and to be reduced to simple historical terms. It is the affirmation of a nature common to all men, which eludes the world of power.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: You always get exaggerated notions of things you don't know anything about. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You always get exaggerated notions of things you don't know anything about.

--Albert Camus


quote by Albert Camus: Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived, a dark wind had been rising toward me from somewhere deep in my future, across years that were still to come. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived, a dark wind had been rising toward me from somewhere deep in my future, across years that were still to come.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: With the exception of professional rationalists, today people despair of true knowledge. If only the significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be he history of its suc… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

With the exception of professional rationalists, today people despair of true knowledge. If only the significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be he history of its successive regrets and its impotences.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Crime too is a form of solitude, even if one thousand get together to commit it. And it is right for me to die alone, after having lived and killed alone. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Crime too is a form of solitude, even if one thousand get together to commit it. And it is right for me to die alone, after having lived and killed alone.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Chacun exige d'e  tre innocent, a'   tout prix, me  me si, pour cela, il faut accuser le genre humain et le ciel. Everyone insists on his or her innocence, at all costs, even if it means accusing the… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Chacun exige d'e  tre innocent, a'   tout prix, me  me si, pour cela, il faut accuser le genre humain et le ciel. Everyone insists on his or her innocence, at all costs, even if it means accusing the rest of the human race and heaven.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: A lot of jobs don't allow you to be who you are. There is dignity in work only when it is work freely accepted. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A lot of jobs don't allow you to be who you are. There is dignity in work only when it is work freely accepted.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Life can be magnificent and overwhelming -- that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Life can be magnificent and overwhelming -- that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: There always comes a time when one must choose between contemplation and action. This is called becoming a man. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There always comes a time when one must choose between contemplation and action. This is called becoming a man.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Thoughts of suicide have got me through many a bad night. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Thoughts of suicide have got me through many a bad night.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. He would have enough memories to keep him from being bored. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. He would have enough memories to keep him from being bored.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Some cry: 'Love me!' Others: 'Don't love me!' But a certain genus, the worst and most unhappy, cries: 'Don't love me and be faithful to me!' with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Some cry: 'Love me!' Others: 'Don't love me!' But a certain genus, the worst and most unhappy, cries: 'Don't love me and be faithful to me!'

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Believe me, the hardest thing for a man to give up is that which he really doesn't want, after all. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Believe me, the hardest thing for a man to give up is that which he really doesn't want, after all.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: When a war breaks out, people say: It's too stupid; it can't last long. But though a war may well be too stupid, that doesn't prevent its lasting. Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we shou… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

When a war breaks out, people say: It's too stupid; it can't last long. But though a war may well be too stupid, that doesn't prevent its lasting. Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: When I look at my life and its secret colors, I feel like bursting into tears. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

When I look at my life and its secret colors, I feel like bursting into tears.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I feel like getting married, or committing suicide, or subscribing to L'Illustration. Something desperate, you know. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I feel like getting married, or committing suicide, or subscribing to L'Illustration. Something desperate, you know.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: A trial cannot be conducted by announcing the general culpability of a civilization. Only the actual deeds which, at least, stank in the nostrils of the entire world were brought to judgment. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A trial cannot be conducted by announcing the general culpability of a civilization. Only the actual deeds which, at least, stank in the nostrils of the entire world were brought to judgment.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: God is not necessary to create culpability, or to punish. Our fellow men are enough for that, helped by ourselves. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

God is not necessary to create culpability, or to punish. Our fellow men are enough for that, helped by ourselves.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: After another moment's silence she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

After another moment's silence she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Ale zawsze nadchodzi godzina w historii, kiedy ten, co ośmiela się powiedzieć, że dwa i dwa to cztery, jest karany śmiercią. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Ale zawsze nadchodzi godzina w historii, kiedy ten, co ośmiela się powiedzieć, że dwa i dwa to cztery, jest karany śmiercią.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Always there comes an hour when one is weary of one's work and devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Always there comes an hour when one is weary of one's work and devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Even when one sits in the prisoner's dock, it is interesting to hear talk about oneself. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Even when one sits in the prisoner's dock, it is interesting to hear talk about oneself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: There is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. All of us, today, are dying of this misfortune. For violence and hatred dry up the heart itself; the long fight for jus… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. All of us, today, are dying of this misfortune. For violence and hatred dry up the heart itself; the long fight for justice exhausts the love that nevertheless gave birth to it.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Poverty, first of all was never a misfortune for me; it was radiant with sunlight.. I owe it to my family, first of all, who lacked everything and who envied practically nothing. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Poverty, first of all was never a misfortune for me; it was radiant with sunlight.. I owe it to my family, first of all, who lacked everything and who envied practically nothing.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: What would become of the world if the condemned started to confide their heartaches to the executioners? with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

What would become of the world if the condemned started to confide their heartaches to the executioners?

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: What, in fact, is a novel but a universe in which action is endowed with form, where final words are pronounced, where people possess one another completely, and where life assumes the aspect of dest… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

What, in fact, is a novel but a universe in which action is endowed with form, where final words are pronounced, where people possess one another completely, and where life assumes the aspect of destiny?

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: How did I picture the life after the grave?
I Fairly bawled out at him: 'A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That's all I want of it. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

How did I picture the life after the grave?
I Fairly bawled out at him: 'A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That's all I want of it.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Camus himself described this work as 'an attempt to understand the time I live in'. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Camus himself described this work as 'an attempt to understand the time I live in'.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: One might think, that a period which, within fifty years, uproots, enslaves or kills seventy million human beings, should only, and forthwith, be condemned. But also its guilt must be understood. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

One might think, that a period which, within fifty years, uproots, enslaves or kills seventy million human beings, should only, and forthwith, be condemned. But also its guilt must be understood.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Everything is true, and nothing is true! with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Everything is true, and nothing is true!

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Freedom of the press is perhaps the freedom that has suffered the most from the gradual degradation of the idea of liberty. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Freedom of the press is perhaps the freedom that has suffered the most from the gradual degradation of the idea of liberty.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. with background image: black heart drawing on yellow wall
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Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Who, cher monsieur, will sleep on the floor for us? Whether I am capable of it myself? Look, I'd like to be and I shall be. Yes, we shall all be capable of it one day, and that will be salvation. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Who, cher monsieur, will sleep on the floor for us? Whether I am capable of it myself? Look, I'd like to be and I shall be. Yes, we shall all be capable of it one day, and that will be salvation.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Nature is a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Nature is a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I realized people would soon forget me once I was dead. I couldn't even say that this was hard to stomach; really, there's no idea to which one doesn't get acclimatized in time. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I realized people would soon forget me once I was dead. I couldn't even say that this was hard to stomach; really, there's no idea to which one doesn't get acclimatized in time.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It occurred to me that anyway one more Sunday was over that Maman was buried now, that I was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

It occurred to me that anyway one more Sunday was over that Maman was buried now, that I was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: That's love, giving everything, sacrificing all without hope of return. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

That's love, giving everything, sacrificing all without hope of return.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness.

--Albert Camus

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