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  • People do not become convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity or of the seriousness of your pain until you are dead.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 79, Gallimard (1956).

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  • What is human in me is not what is best in me. What is human in me is that I desire, and to obtain what I desire, I believe I would crush anything that stood in my way.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).

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  • You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. the fool, in "Intuitions," Youthful Writings (written Oct. 1932, published 1976).

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  • We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks, vol. 3, entry for Sept. 7, 1939 (1966).

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  • The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Myth of Sisyphus," The Myth of Sisyphus (1942, trans. 1955). Last words of this work.

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  • This world, such as it is, is not tolerable. Therefore I need the moon, or happiness, or immortality, I need something which is perhaps demented, but which is not of this world.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).

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  • It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks 1935-1942, entry for Nov. 22, 1937 (1962).

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  • I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French Algerian philosopher, author. The narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall (1956).

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  • Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks 1935-1942, entry for June 1937 (1962).

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  • I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. the narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall, p. 7 (1956, repr. 1957).

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