ALBERT CAMUS Quotes

The important thing isn't the soundness or otherwise of the argument, but for it to make you think.

Albert Camus

The greatest saving one can make in the order of thought is to accept the unintelligibility of the world -- and to pay attention to man.

Albert Camus

There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.

Albert Camus

A fate is not a punishment.

Albert Camus

The world evades us because it becomes itself again. That stage scenery masked by habit becomes what it is. It withdraws at a distance from us.

Albert Camus

Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty.

Albert Camus

If the world were clear, art would not exist.

Albert Camus

The absurd does not liberate; it binds. It does not authorize all actions. "Everything is permitted" does not mean that nothing is forbidden.

Albert Camus

Knowing whether or not one can live without appeal is all that interests me.

Albert Camus

Everything considered, a determined soul will always manage.

Albert Camus

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.

Albert Camus

Great novelists are philosopher-novelists who write in images instead of arguments.

Albert Camus

What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic.

Albert Camus

Nothing is harder to understand than a symbolic work. A symbol always transcends the one who makes use of it and makes him say in reality more than he is aware of expressing.

Albert Camus

There is not love of life without despair about life.

Albert Camus

A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.

Albert Camus
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