108 Quotes By Albert Camus


Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus on age

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus on alone

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
Albert Camus on alone

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus on art

Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus on art

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Albert Camus on art

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus on art

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 on beauty

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Albert Camus on best

There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.
Albert Camus on change

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

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

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus on death

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Albert Camus on death

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Albert Camus on death

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Albert Camus on death

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus on experience

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
Albert Camus on experience

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
Albert Camus on faith

To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
Albert Camus on famous

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