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Quotations From ALBERT CAMUS

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  • 31.
    I have no friends, I only have accomplices now. On the other hand, my accomplices are more numerous than my friends: they are the human race.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 79, Gallimard (1956).
  • 32.
    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 (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks 1942-1951, Jan. 1943 entry (1964).

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  • 33.
    Modern conquerors can kill, but do not seem to be able to create. Artists know how to create but cannot really kill. Murderers are only very exceptionally found among artists.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Creation and Revolution," pt. 4, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • 34.
    One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Irrational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).

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  • 35.
    It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers' union. But it would be equally disastrous for the shoemakers' union to ignore Shakespeare.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Creation and Revolution," pt. 4, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • 36.
    When she laughed, I wanted her again. A while later, she asked me if I loved her. I answered that it did not mean anything, but that it seemed to me that I did not. She seemed sad.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 55, Gallimard (1942).

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  • 37.
    The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Creation and Revolution," pt. 4, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • 38.
    Germany collapsed as a result of having engaged in a struggle for empire with the concepts of provincial politics.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Irrational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • 39.
    The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Creation and Revolution," pt. 4, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).

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  • 40.
    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 (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Irrational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).

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