Top 2022 Albert Camus Quotes

Hello guys Welcome To kkquotes.com If you are searching for a collection of Albert Camus Quotes French philosopher, author and journalist, Albert Camus is widely known for promoting the concept of “absurdism” the human conflict the human conflict between seeking value and meaning in life and our inability to actually find them. He best presented the philosophy in his major works

Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel. Wikipedia
Born: 7 November 1913, French Algeria
Died: 4 January 1960, Villeblevin, France
Plays: Caligula, The Just Assassins, The Misunderstanding, The State of Siege, The Possessed, Revolt in Asturias
Spouse: Francine Faure (m. 1940–1960), Simone Hie (m. 1934–1940)
Children: Catherine Camus, Jean Camus

Albert Camus Quotes

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“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“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.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Life is a sum of all your choices”. So, what are you doing today?” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it’s meaningless.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Freedom is not constituted primarily of privileges but of responsibilities.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Yes, everything is simple. It’s people who complicate things.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?” ~ Albert Camus

 

“You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” ~ Albert Camus

 

Albert Camus quotes meaning of life

Albert Camus quotes about life

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

 

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

 

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for. ~ Albert Camus

 

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. ~ Albert Camus

 

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage. ~ Albert Camus

 

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman. ~ Albert Camus

 

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

 

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. ~ Albert Camus

 

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. ~ Albert Camus

 

It is normal to give away a little of one’s life in order not to lose it all. ~ Albert Camus

 

Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths. ~ Albert Camus

 

In fact, other people create for lack of power. I, on the other hand, do not need a work: I live. ~ Albert Camus

 

… it is true that I do not respect [human life] more than I respect my own life. And if it is easy for me to kill, that is because it is difficult for me to die. ~ Albert Camus

 

I am alive again, now that I can no longer stand to live. ~ Albert Camus

Albert Camus quotes about life

Albert Camus quotes The Plague

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

 

The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not. ~ Albert Camus

 

Don’t wait for the last judgment – it takes place every day. ~ Albert Camus

 

The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. ~ Albert Camus

 

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

 

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep” ~ Albert Camus

 

“I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“We don’t have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“My soul’s a burden to me, I’ve had enough of it. I’m eager to be in that country, where the sun kills every question. I don’t belong here.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“It would take patience to wait for the Last Judgement. But that’s it, we’re in a hurry.” ~ Albert Camus

 

Albert Camus quotes a-z

Albert Camus quotes Existentialism

If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation. ~ Albert Camus

 

There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. ~ Albert Camus

 

I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t. ~ Albert Camus

 

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. ~ Albert Camus

 

The innocent is the person who explains nothing ~ Albert Camus

 

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The Four Conditions of Happiness: Life in the open air, Love for another being,Freedom from ambition,Creation” ~ Albert Camus

 

“What we call basic truths are simply the ones we discovered after all the others.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for” ~ Albert Camus

 

“To will is to stir up paradoxes” ~ Albert Camus

 

“friendship is a knowledge acquired by free men. And there is no freedom without intelligence or without mutual understanding.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Words always take on the color of the deeds or sacrifices they evoke.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined” ~ Albert Camus

 

“To remain silent is to give the impression that one has no opinions, that one wants nothing, and in certain cases it really amounts to wanting nothing.” ~ Albert Camus

The Rebel Quotes

Albert Camus absurdism quotes

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“If we believe in nothing, if nothing has any meaning and if we can affirm no values whatsoever, then everything is possible and nothing has any importance.”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“Beauty, no doubt, does not make revolutions. But a day will come when revolutions will have need of beauty.”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“Le seul moyen d’affronter un monde sans liberté est de devenir si absolument libre qu’on fasse de sa propre existence un acte de révolte. ”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“Become so very free that your whole existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“The final conclusion of the absurdist protest is, in fact, the rejection of suicide and persistence in that hopeless encounter between human questioning and the silence of the universe.”
― Albert Camus, The Rebel

 

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The spirit of rebellion can only exist in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The problem of rebellion, therefore, has no meaning except within our own Western society.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Actual freedom has not increased in proportion to man’s awareness of it.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The future is the only transcendental value for men without God.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Human rebellion ends in metaphysical revolution. It progresses from appearances to acts, from the dandy to the revolutionary.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves.” ~ Albert Camus

Albert camus success Quotes

Albert Camus goodreads Quotes

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. ~ Albert Camus

 

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. ~ Albert Camus

 

There is no more futile punishment than futile and hopeless labor. ~ Albert Camus

 

The look of success, when it is worn a certain way, would infuriate a jackass. ~ Albert Camus

 

“Au fond des prisons, le rêve est sans limites, la réalité ne freine rien.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“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

 

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” ~ Albert Camus

 

Cehennem Çiçeği Quotes

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“Ben aşkı hayattan çok ölüme benzetirim… ve insan bir kere ölür.”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği
“Sevdiğin kişiye asla iyi geceler dilememelisin. Uykunun aranıza gireceğini düşündürürsün.”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği
“Hakikat, bebeğim; ölümü aydınlatırken hayatı gölgeler.”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği
“…verilemez! edilemez! bildirildi! cumhuriyet tarihimiz edilgen kiplerden ve gizli öznelerden ibaretti.”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği
“Pazarlığa açık değilse ruhum, Şeytan beş para vermeyeceğindendir; çünkü ben Alper Kamu, gösterişli bir yalan, insanlığın kara yazgısına vurulmuş lanetli bir mühürden başka bir şey değilim.”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği
“Birinin yıkıntıların nöbetini tutması gerekir..”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği
“Toprak yolun bittiği noktada, önümde sarı bir deniz uzanıyor. Dizlerimin üstüne çöküp sudaki aksime bakıyorum. Bu yüz, benim yüzüm. Bu gözler, benim gözlerim. Ellerim, benim ellerim… Hep kendim kalacağımı idrak ediyorum o zaman. Tanrım, bu nasıl bir lanet? Derimi yırtmak, gözlerimi oymak, dişlerimi sökmek bir işe yaramaz. Kendime mahkumum. Ağlasam, gözyaşlarım benim gözyaşlarım. Ben cehennemde değilim, cehennem benim içinde.”
― Alper Canıgüz, Cehennem Çiçeği

The Stranger Quotes

Albert Camus Myth of Sisyphus quotes

“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”
― Albert Camus, L’Étranger
“Have you no hope at all? And do you really live with the thought that when you die, you die, and nothing remains?” “Yes,” I said.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn’t know.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God.”
― Albert Camus, L’Étranger
“Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
“Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

Albert camus philosophy quotes

Albert Camus quotes on love

“I explained to him, however, that my nature was such that my physical needs often got in the way of my feelings.” ~ Albert Camus

“But,’ I reminded myself, ‘it’s common knowledge that life isn’t worth living, anyhow.” ~ Albert Camus
“I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea.” ~ Albert Camus
“To stay or to go, it amounted to the same thing.” ~ Albert Camus
“On my way out I was even going to shake his hand, but I remembered just in time that I’d killed a man.” ~ Albert Camus
“Maman used to say that you can always find something to be happy about.” ~ Albert Camus
“I couldn’t quite understand how an ordinary man’s good qualities could become crushing accusations against a guilty man.” ~ Albert Camus
“C’est que je n’ai jamais grand chose à dire. Alors je me tais.” ~ Albert Camus
“I hope the dogs don’t bark tonight. I always think it’s mine” ~ Albert Camus
“And it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.”
“I opened myself up to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself” ~ Albert Camus
“إن الحياة لا تتغير إطلاقاً .. وأن جميع أنواع الحياة تتساوى على أية حال ..” ~ Albert Camus

“I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. He would have enough memories to keep him from being bored” ~ Albert Camus

Albert Camus quotes on love

I know of only one duty, and that is to love. ~ Albert Camus

 

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 ~ Albert Camus

 

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage. ~ Albert Camus

 

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. ~ Albert Camus

 

Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull. ~ Albert Camus

 

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love. ~ Albert Camus

 

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love. ~ Albert Camus

 

My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love. ~ Albert Camus

 

The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself. ~ Albert Camus

 

For there is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. ~ Albert Camus

 

Some cry: ‘Love me!!’ Others: ‘Don’t love me!!’ But a certain genus, the worst and most unhappy, cries: ‘Don’t love me and be faithful to me!! ~ Albert Camus

 

That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return. ~ Albert Camus

 

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves. ~ Albert Camus

 

I conceived at least one great love in my life, of which I was always the object. ~ Albert Camus

 

[Love] is the type of disease that spares neither the intelligent nor the idiotic. ~ Albert Camus

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