Albert Camus


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  • ''I thought to myself that it was still another Sunday gone by, that Mother was now buried, that I was going to return to work and that, after all, nothing had changed.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 39, Gallimard (1942).
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  • ''Happiness is generous. It does not subsist on destruction.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Cæsonia in Caligula, act 4, sc. 13, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Rational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''Over there, in Europe, all was shame and anger. Here it was exile or solitude, among these languid and agitated madmen who danced in order to die.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. D'Arrast in Brazil, in Exile and the Kingdom, "The Growing Stone," p. 174, Gallimard (1957).
  • ''The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their noblest intentions.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Rational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''I then understood that a man who would have lived but one day could without effort live one hundred years in a prison. He would have enough memories to avoid getting bored.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 113, Gallimard (1942).
  • ''In this vast country that he had so loved, he was alone.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Daru in Algeria, in Exile and the Kingdom, "The Guest," p. 49, Gallimard (1957).
  • ''The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Rational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''Marxism is not scientific: at the best, it has scientific prejudices.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Rational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Rational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).

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