Albert Camus Quotes

1913 - 1960

Albert Camus


This French Novelist and Playwright has inspired many. Browse these Albert Camus Quotes which are full of words of wisdom. It should also be noted the he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.


Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus
Friend Quotes   |  


Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully.
Albert Camus
Fate   |  


I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.
Albert Camus, The Plague
Greatness   |  


Life is a sum of all your choices. So, what are you doing today  Albert Camus
Life is a sum of all your choices. So, what are you doing today?
Albert Camus
Choices   |  


Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus
Work   |


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


Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Albert Camus
Peace   |  


Before, everyone was like me, and poverty seemed to be utterly natural in this world, but in high school, I learned about comparisons.
Albert Camus
Diversity   |  


Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus
Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it.
Albert Camus
Passion   |  


I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Albert Camus
God   |  


Yes, there is beauty and there are the humiliated. Whatever the difficulties the enterprise may present, I would like never to be unfaithful either to one or the other.
Albert Camus
Inspirational Quotes  |


I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
Albert Camus
Genius   |  


I have a very old and very faithful attachment for dogs. I like them because they always forgive. Albert Camus
I have a very old and very faithful attachment for dogs. I like them because they always forgive.
Albert Camus, The Fall
Forgiveness   |  


Life can be magnificent and overwhelming - that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.
Albert Camus
Quotes about Life   |  


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.
Albert Camus
Happiness Quotes   |  


Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus
Wise Quotes   |  


Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
Albert Camus
Destiny   |  


In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. Albert Camus
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
Albert Camus
Attitude   |  


Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Albert Camus
Friendship   |  


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus
Quotes about Being Happy   |  


Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Albert Camus
Blessed Quotes   |  


Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus
Courage   |  


An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Can they be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts."
Albert Camus
Doubt   |  


Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus
Generosity   |  


We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
Albert Camus
Confidence   |  


You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus
Experience   |  


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus
Being Yourself   |


All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. 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
New Beginnings   |  

Quotes about Albert Camus:

Despite his popular image, strictly speaking Camus was not an existentialist. John Foley, Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt
Inspirational Sayings   |


The author of L’Etranger, never forgetting that he was the noted writer Camus, protected his family and private life.
Olivier Todd, Albert Camus
Family  |


Camus once confessed he "never recovered" from his harsh and spare childhood.
Robert Zaretsky, Albert Camus: Elements of a Life
Children   |


Camus in fact discovered two worlds: one of material poverty, which clung to the spare and tattered family possessions in Belcourt, the other of spiritual wealth, found in the waves breaking in the distance and star-strewn sky sweeping over his head.
Robert Zaretsky, Albert Camus: Elements of a Life
Wealth   |


Camus seemed to have everything: youth, good looks, early success (sufficient to evoke jealousy, even bitter jealousy, among some famous contemporaries).
Herbert R. Lottman, Albert Camus: A Biography
Success   |  


If there is a moment in young Albert's life when his future can be said to have been determined, it is at the age of ten, and in the elementary school classroom of Louis Germain. Germain did not teach him everything he would ever learn, but the master was capable of recognizing an outstanding child and willing to make the effort (great in that time and place) to prepare him for a career.
Herbert R. Lottman, Albert Camus: A Biography
Future   |


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