Albert Camus Quotes.
We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
The day when I am no more than a writer I shall cease to be a writer.
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
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.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one’s landlady.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.
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.
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion.
The only really committed artist is he who, without refusing to take part in the combat, at least refuses to join the regular armies and remains a freelance.