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Albert Camus Quotes

(1913-1960), French Existential Writer

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

Category: Absurdity

That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.

Category: Ambiguity

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

Category: Aristocracy

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

Category: Arrogance

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.

Category: Arts And Artists

It is impossible to give a clear account of the world, but art can teach us to reproduce it --just as the world reproduces itself in the course of its eternal gyrations. The primordial sea indefatigably repeats the same words and casts up the same astonished beings on the same sea-shore.

Category: Arts And Artists

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.

Category: Beauty

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.

Category: Beauty

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.

Category: Books And Reading

The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.

Category: Capitalism

We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.

Category: Certainty

Integrity has no need of rules.

Category: Character

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.

Category: Charm

What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.

Category: Christians And Christianity

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Category: Cities And City Life