ALBERT CAMUS Quotes

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

We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink.

Albert Camus

All healthy men have thought of their own suicide

Albert Camus

Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history.

Albert Camus

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

Albert Camus

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Albert Camus

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

Albert Camus

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Albert Camus

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

Albert Camus

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.

Albert Camus

The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.

Albert Camus

A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.

Albert Camus

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.

Albert Camus

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.

Albert Camus

Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.

Albert Camus
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