Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quotes

  • ''Truth, like light, is blinding. Lies, on the other hand, are a beautiful dusk, which enhances the value of each object.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 126, Gallimard (1956).
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  • ''You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 5, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''[Sympathy] is easy to get, and it is not binding. "You have my sympathy", and inside we say, "and now let us move on to something else."''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 35, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''But it takes a lot of money to live freely by the sea.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''People do not become convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity or of the seriousness of your pain until you are dead.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 79, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''Mother died today. Or perhaps it was yesterday, I don't know.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Mersault, in The Outsider, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1944).
  • ''[Liberty] is a chore ... and a long-distance race, quite solitary, quite exhausting.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 139, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. the fool, in "Intuitions," Youthful Writings (written Oct. 1932, published 1976).
  • ''Ah! my friend, for whomever is alone, without a god and without a master, the weight of time is terrible. One must then choose a master, God being out of style.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. P. 139, Gallimard (1956).
  • ''[Paris] is dirty. It has pigeons and black yards. The people have white skin.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Meursault describes Paris to his fiancee, in The Stranger, p. 65, Gallimard (1942).

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