Who the hell is Albert Camus?

Albert Camus was a French writer and philosopher known for his absurdism. He is the author of the classics The Stranger (L'Etranger) and The Plague (La Peste).

Books by Albert Camus

Quotes by Albert Camus

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”

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

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“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”

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“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”

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“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

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“Having money is a way of being free of money.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“It’s better to bet on this life than on the next.”

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“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love or danger it would almost be easy to live.”

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“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”

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“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”

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

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

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“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

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“The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself.”

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“The need to be right – the sign of a vulgar mind.”

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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.”

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“The true university of these days is a collection of books.”

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“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”

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“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.”

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“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”

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“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”

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“To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself.”

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“What is a rebel? A man who says no.”

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“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

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“With rebellion, awareness is born.”

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

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