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quote by Albert Camus: Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I have always thought it would be easier to redeem a man steeped in vice and crime than a greedy, narrow-minded, pitiless merchant. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I have always thought it would be easier to redeem a man steeped in vice and crime than a greedy, narrow-minded, pitiless merchant.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replace normal religious practice… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replace normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: People believe a man is in distress because his loved one dies in one day. But his real pain is less futile: it is that he finds out that sadness too does not last. Even pain has no meaning. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

People believe a man is in distress because his loved one dies in one day. But his real pain is less futile: it is that he finds out that sadness too does not last. Even pain has no meaning.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Real fulfillment, for the man who allows absolutely free rein to his desires, and who much dominate everything, lies in hatred. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Real fulfillment, for the man who allows absolutely free rein to his desires, and who much dominate everything, lies in hatred.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: He was one 
of those rare people, rare in our town as elsewhere, who have the courage of their good 
feelings. What little he told of his personal life vouched for acts of kindness and a 
capacity fo… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

He was one
of those rare people, rare in our town as elsewhere, who have the courage of their good
feelings. What little he told of his personal life vouched for acts of kindness and a
capacity for affection that no one in our times dares own to.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nation… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.

--Albert Camus

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Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.


quote by Albert Camus: When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenit… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Piuttosto morire in piedi che vivere in ginocchio. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Piuttosto morire in piedi che vivere in ginocchio.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Art and revolt will die only with the last man. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Art and revolt will die only with the last man.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man. ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the ob… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man. ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Something must happen; that is the reason for most human relationships. Something must happen; even servitude in love, in war, ordeath. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Something must happen; that is the reason for most human relationships. Something must happen; even servitude in love, in war, ordeath.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Because,' Cormery went on, 'when I was very young, very foolish, and very much alone ... you paid attention to me and, without seeming to, you opened for me the door to everything I love in the world. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Because,' Cormery went on, 'when I was very young, very foolish, and very much alone ... you paid attention to me and, without seeming to, you opened for me the door to everything I love in the world.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: On my way out I was even going to shake his hand, but I remembered just in time that I'd killed a man. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

On my way out I was even going to shake his hand, but I remembered just in time that I'd killed a man.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: If Nietzsche is correct, that to shame a man is to kill him, then any honest attempt at autobiography will be an act of self-destruction. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

If Nietzsche is correct, that to shame a man is to kill him, then any honest attempt at autobiography will be an act of self-destruction.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: In Italian museums are sometimes found little painted screens that the priest used to hold in front of the face of condemned men to hide the scaffold from them. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

In Italian museums are sometimes found little painted screens that the priest used to hold in front of the face of condemned men to hide the scaffold from them.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: God put self-pity by the side of despair like the cure by the side of the disease. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

God put self-pity by the side of despair like the cure by the side of the disease.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: What the world expects of Christians is that Christians should speak out, loud and clear... in such a way that never a doubt, never the slightest doubt, could rise in the heart of the simplest man. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

What the world expects of Christians is that Christians should speak out, loud and clear... in such a way that never a doubt, never the slightest doubt, could rise in the heart of the simplest man.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execut… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: To me, art is not a solitary delight. It is a means of stirring the greatest number of men by providing them with a privileged image of our common joys and woes. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To me, art is not a solitary delight. It is a means of stirring the greatest number of men by providing them with a privileged image of our common joys and woes.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: There can be no question of masking the evidence, of suppressing the absurd by denying one of the terms of its equation. It is essential to know whether one can live with it or whether, on the other … with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There can be no question of masking the evidence, of suppressing the absurd by denying one of the terms of its equation. It is essential to know whether one can live with it or whether, on the other hand, logic commands one to die of it.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Mistaken ideas always end in bloodshed, but in every case it is someone else's blood. This is why our thinkers feel free to say just about anything. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Mistaken ideas always end in bloodshed, but in every case it is someone else's blood. This is why our thinkers feel free to say just about anything.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The future is the only transcendental value for men without God. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The future is the only transcendental value for men without God.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: After all perhaps the greatness of art lies in the perpetual tension between beauty and pain, the love of men and the madness of creation, unbearable solitude and the exhausting crowd, rejection and … with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

After all perhaps the greatness of art lies in the perpetual tension between beauty and pain, the love of men and the madness of creation, unbearable solitude and the exhausting crowd, rejection and consent.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Yes, there was an element of abstraction and unreality in misfortune. But when an abstraction starts to kill you, you have to get to work on it. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Yes, there was an element of abstraction and unreality in misfortune. But when an abstraction starts to kill you, you have to get to work on it.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Only the sea, murmurous behind the dingy checkerboard of houses, told of the unrest, the precariousness, of all things in this world. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Only the sea, murmurous behind the dingy checkerboard of houses, told of the unrest, the precariousness, of all things in this world.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The world is unimportant and whoever recognizes this conquers his liberty. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The world is unimportant and whoever recognizes this conquers his liberty.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: To remain a man in today's world, one must have not only unfailing energy and unwavering intensity, one must also have a little luck. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To remain a man in today's world, one must have not only unfailing energy and unwavering intensity, one must also have a little luck.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Only he who is uncompromising as to his rights maintains the sense of duty. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Only he who is uncompromising as to his rights maintains the sense of duty.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: You must have a love, a great love, to ensure an alibi at unjustified despairs that conquer all of us. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You must have a love, a great love, to ensure an alibi at unjustified despairs that conquer all of us.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: But,' I reminded myself, 'it's common knowledge that life isn't worth living, anyhow. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

But,' I reminded myself, 'it's common knowledge that life isn't worth living, anyhow.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Being is good, but getting rich is better.... If the gods had only the riches of men's adoration, they would be as poor as poor Caligula. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Being is good, but getting rich is better.... If the gods had only the riches of men's adoration, they would be as poor as poor Caligula.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers' union. But it would be equally disastrous forthe shoemakers' union to ignore Shakespeare. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers' union. But it would be equally disastrous forthe shoemakers' union to ignore Shakespeare.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I knew a pure heart who refused tot be mistrustful.... He had written at his doorstep: From wherever you are, enter and be welcome. Who do you think responded to this lovely invitation? The militia, … with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I knew a pure heart who refused tot be mistrustful.... He had written at his doorstep: From wherever you are, enter and be welcome. Who do you think responded to this lovely invitation? The militia, who made themselves at home and gutted him.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to thei… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Great ideas come into the world as gently as doves. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Great ideas come into the world as gently as doves.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: To lose one's life is no great matter; when the time comes I'll have the courage to lose mine. But what's intolerable is to see one's life being drained of meaning, to be told there's no reason for e… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To lose one's life is no great matter; when the time comes I'll have the courage to lose mine. But what's intolerable is to see one's life being drained of meaning, to be told there's no reason for existing. A man can't live without some reason for living.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Without giving up anything on the plane of justice, yeild nothing on the plane of freedom. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Without giving up anything on the plane of justice, yeild nothing on the plane of freedom.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Whatever prevents you from doing your work has become your work. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Whatever prevents you from doing your work has become your work.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: There lay certitude; there, in the daily round. 
 All the rest hung on mere threads and trivial contingencies; you couldn't waste 
your time on it. The thing was to do your job as it should be done. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There lay certitude; there, in the daily round.
All the rest hung on mere threads and trivial contingencies; you couldn't waste
your time on it. The thing was to do your job as it should be done.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The harshest winter finds an invincible summer in us. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The harshest winter finds an invincible summer in us.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: For rich people, the sky is just an extra, a gift of nature. The poor, on the other hand, can see it as it is, a gift of infinite grace. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

For rich people, the sky is just an extra, a gift of nature. The poor, on the other hand, can see it as it is, a gift of infinite grace.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Let's not worry. It's too late now. It will always be too late, fortunately! with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Let's not worry. It's too late now. It will always be too late, fortunately!

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Am well. Thinking of you always. Love. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Am well. Thinking of you always. Love.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: On good days, if you trust life, life has to answer you. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

On good days, if you trust life, life has to answer you.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I didn't like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I didn't like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: You will always win if you make an effort, no matter how much. However, if you failed it means you were too lazy. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You will always win if you make an effort, no matter how much. However, if you failed it means you were too lazy.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: All I know of morality I learned from football. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

All I know of morality I learned from football.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: One cannot be a part-time nihilist. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

One cannot be a part-time nihilist.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: There is no shame in preferring happiness. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There is no shame in preferring happiness.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: There is so much stubborn hope in the human heart. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There is so much stubborn hope in the human heart.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: For ever, I shall be a stranger to myself. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

For ever, I shall be a stranger to myself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: There is scarcely any passion without struggle. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There is scarcely any passion without struggle.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: One must imagine Sisyphus happy. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee? with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: They were silent, humiliated by this return of the defeated, furious at their own silence, but the more it was prolonged the less capable they were of breaking it. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

They were silent, humiliated by this return of the defeated, furious at their own silence, but the more it was prolonged the less capable they were of breaking it.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It is not humiliating to be unhappy. Physical suffering is sometimes humiliating, but the suffering of being cannot be, it is life. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

It is not humiliating to be unhappy. Physical suffering is sometimes humiliating, but the suffering of being cannot be, it is life.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: And I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. I don't want any greatness for it, particularly a greatness born of blood and falsehood. I want to keep it alive by keeping jus… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

And I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. I don't want any greatness for it, particularly a greatness born of blood and falsehood. I want to keep it alive by keeping justice alive.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The loves we share with a city are often secret loves. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The loves we share with a city are often secret loves.

--Albert Camus

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