Albert Camus


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  • ''You know very well that I no longer think. I am far too intelligent for that.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon the slave in Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).
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  • ''The more I accuse myself, the more right I have to judge you. Even better, I make you judge yourself, which comforts me the more.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 146, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''I often wonder what future historians will say about us. One sentence will suffice to describe modern man: he fornicated and he read newspapers.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 10, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 10, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''Everyone wants to be innocent at all costs, even if that means accusing the human race and the heavens.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 86, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: therefore it destroys freedom.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
  • ''... one cannot be happy in exile or in oblivion. One cannot always be a stranger. I want to return to my homeland, make all my loved ones happy. I see no further than this.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Jan in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''When one has extensively pondered about men, as a career or as a vocation, one sometimes feels nostalgic for primates. At least they do not have ulterior motives.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 8, Gallimard (1956).

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