Albert Camus

Albert Camus

French writer and essayist

Lived from: 1913-1960

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Albert Camus

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    To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
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    To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
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    To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile?
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    To those who despair of everything reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred.
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    To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
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    Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
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    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.
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    Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
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    We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
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    We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
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    We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.
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    We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
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    We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.
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    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.
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    We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.