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Albert Camus Quotes

Albert Camus Quotes

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“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk  beside me and be my friend.” 
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You willnever live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” 
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” 
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” 
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” 
“Live to the point of tears.” 
“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.” 
“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?” 
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” 
“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.” 
intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watchesitself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Canthey be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise
intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts.” 
“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.” 
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your veryexistence is an act of rebellion.” 
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” 
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” 
“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.” 
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 
“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” 
“I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.” 
“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” 
“When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.” 
“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.” 
“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment Iknow this: there are sick people and they need curing.” 
“Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth” 
“Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself fromthem.” 
“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my lifeas if there isn't and die to find out there is.” 
“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.” 
“You can't create experience, you undergo it.” 
“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure aboutwhat didn't.” 
“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn'teventually betray.” 
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” 
“I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds on
e's burden again. ButSisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludesthat all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile norfutile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself,forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must
imagine Sisyphus happy.” 
“What is a rebel? A man who says no.” 
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” 
“I had only a little time left and I didn't want to waste it on God.” 
“Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.” 
“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.” 
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” 
“A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, thosetwo or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” 

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