Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quotes

  • ''Generally, I like all islands. There, it is easier to rule.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 49, Gallimard (1956).
    10 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ''Whereas the Greeks gave to will the boundaries of reason, we have come to put the will's impulse in the very center of reason, which has, as a result, become deadly.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Helen's Exile," The Myth of Sisyphus & Other Essays (first publ. 1948, 1955).
  • ''Friendship is not so simple. It is hard to get and takes a long time, but when one ha it one cannot get rid of it, one has to face it.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 35, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Old married people look so much alike that they have the same number of hairs in their ears.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon in Caligula, act 4, sc. 6, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''I, who am speaking to you, if I had had the chance to choose my father, I would not have been born.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon the slave in Caligula, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''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 (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 90, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''You will see ... that it is easier to go down the social ladder than to climb it.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon the slave in Caligula, act 2, sc 5, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''I was comfortable in all, I admit, but at the same time, nothing satisfied me. Each joy made me seek another.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 34, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''... 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).
  • ''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).

Read more quotations »
[Report Error]