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  • ''All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the state.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
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  • ''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 (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 3, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Rebellion and Revolution," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Rebel, pt. 4 (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 1, sc. 8, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Rebellion and Revolution," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''The French Revolution gave birth to no artists but only to a great journalist, Desmoulins, and to an under-the-counter writer, Sade. The only poet of the times was the guillotine.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Rebel, pt. 4 (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''All I want is the moon, Helicon. I know in advance what will kill me. I have not yet exhausted all that can make me live. That is why I want the moon.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 3, sc. 3, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''What is a rebel? A man who says no.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Rebel, ch. 1 (1951, trans. 1953). Opening sentence.
  • ''In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Rebel, pt. 4 (1951, trans. 1953).

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