Albert Camus


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  • ''My great idea is that we must forgive the Pope. First of all, he needs it more than anyone else. Besides, it is the only way of placing oneself above him.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 133, Gallimard (1956).
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  • ''What is human in me is not what is best in me. What is human in me is that I desire, and to obtain what I desire, I believe I would crush anything that stood in my way.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''I am too far away from what I love and my distance is without remedy.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 2, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''In Holland, everyone is an expert in painting and in tulips.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 44, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''What would become of the world if the condemned started to confide their heartaches to the executioners?''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 8, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''The main thing is that everything become simple, easy enough for a child to understand; that each act be ordered, that good and evil be decided arbitrarily, thus clearly.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 141, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Old women even forget how to love their sons. The heart gets worn out, Monsieur.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 6, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''I have no more patience for this Europe where Autumn wears the face of Spring and Spring reeks of misery.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''I have no friends, I only have accomplices now. On the other hand, my accomplices are more numerous than my friends: they are the human race.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 79, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Crime too is a form of solitude, even if one thousand get together to commit it. And it is right for me to die alone, after having lived and killed alone.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 2, Pléiade (1962).

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