Quotations From ALBERT CAMUS

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  • 111.
    The whole question was to kill time. I ended up not getting bored at all from the instant I learned to remember.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 112, Gallimard (1942).

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  • 112.
    You know very well that I no longer think. I am far too intelligent for that.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon the slave in Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).
  • 113.
    ... unhappiness is like marriage. We believe we chose it, but then it is choosing us. That is how it is, we can do nothing about it.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon the slave in Caligula, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).

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  • 114.
    If pimps and thieves everywhere were always punished, honest people would all believe themselves always to be innocent.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 44, Gallimard (1956).

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  • 115.
    In truth, I was so good at being a man, with such plenitude and simplicity, that I thought I was something of a superman.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 33, Gallimard (1956).

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  • 116.
    Something must happen; that is the reason for most human relationships. Something must happen; even servitude in love, in war, or death.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 41, Gallimard (1956).

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  • 117.
    A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. repr. In Selected Essays and Notebooks, ed. and trans. by Philip Thody (1970). La Nausée, Alger Républicain (Algiers, Oct. 20, 1938). Review of Jean Paul Sartre.
  • 118.
    You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 5, Pléiade (1962).
  • 119.
    [Sympathy] is easy to get, and it is not binding. "You have my sympathy", and inside we say, "and now let us move on to something else."
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 35, Gallimard (1956).

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  • 120.
    But it takes a lot of money to live freely by the sea.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).

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