Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quotes

  • ''It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. repr. In Selected Essays and Notebooks, ed. and trans. by Philip Thody (1970). "Summer in Algiers," Nuptials (1939).
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  • ''[Many artists], even the greatest ones, are not sure of their own existence. So they search for proof, they judge, they condemn. It strengthens them, it is the beginnings of existence. They are alone!''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Exile and the Kingdom, "Jonas, or The Artist at Work," p. 126, Gallimard (1957).
  • ''As the artist Jonas' name appeared in the gazettes, he began to be called upon, like all other celebrities, to denounce very revolting injustices.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Exile and the Kingdom, "Jonas, or the Artist at Work," p. 121, Gallimard (1957).
  • ''A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Absurd Man," The Myth of Sisyphus (1942, trans. 1955).
  • ''She especially liked being loved, and he had submerged her in his attentiveness. By making her feel so often that she existed for him, he made her truly exist. No, she was not alone.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Exile and the Kingdom, "The Adulterous Woman," p. 13, Gallimard (1957).
  • ''Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Artist and His Time," The Myth of Sisyphus & Other Essays (1955).
  • ''To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 30, Gallimard (1956).

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