Albert Camus


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  • ''Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks 1935-1942, entry for June 1937 (1962).
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  • ''I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. the narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall, p. 7 (1956, repr. 1957).
  • ''Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to your skepticism.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. the narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall, p. 56 (1956, repr. 1957).
  • ''Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future—and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks 1942-1951, Jan. 1943 entry (1964).
  • ''Men die and they are not happy.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).
  • ''Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and "historical tasks" ... is an actual or potential assassin.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Address, 1946, Columbia University, New York City. Quoted in Paul West, The Wine of Absurdity, "Albert Camus," (1966).
  • ''I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall (1956).
  • ''It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Rateau to his friend Jonas, in Exile and the Kingdom, "Jonas, or The Artist at Work," p. 120, Gallimard (1957).
  • ''True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself; hence it remains the favorite pastime of the great lovers of their own person.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. (repr. 1957). The narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall, p. 77 (1956).
  • ''In fact, other people create for lack of power. I, on the other hand, do not need a work: I live.''
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 4, sc. 11, Pléiade (1962).

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