Albert Camus quotes
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
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.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Don't walk in front of me... I may not follow; Don't walk behind me... I may not lead; Walk beside me... just be my friend
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Albert Camus Short quotes ⇑
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.
Albert Camus Life quotes ⇑
Live to the point of tears.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
All Albert Camus quotes ⇑
Man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.
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 their skepticism.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.
There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.
I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.
The most important thing you do every day you live is deciding not to kill yourself.
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
I feel like getting married, or committing suicide, or subscribing to L'Illustration. Something desperate, you know.