Albert Camus Quotes1913 - 1960
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.
Friend Quotes |
Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully.
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
Life is a sum of all your choices. So, what are you doing today?
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Before, everyone was like me, and poverty seemed to be utterly natural in this world, but in high school, I learned about comparisons.
Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it.
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.
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.
Inspirational Quotes |
I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
I have a very old and very faithful attachment for dogs. I like them because they always forgive.
Albert Camus, The Fall
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming - that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.
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.
Happiness Quotes |
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
Wise Quotes |
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
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.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Quotes about Being Happy |
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Blessed Quotes |
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
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."
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Being Yourself |
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."
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
Camus once confessed he "never recovered" from his harsh and spare childhood. Robert Zaretsky, Albert Camus: Elements of a Life
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
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
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
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