Albert Camus


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  • ''Even when one sits in the prisoner's dock, it is interesting to hear talk about oneself.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian. The Stranger, p. 139, Gallimard (1942).
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  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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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