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“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
“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
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Albert Camus
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
Albert Camus
“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
Albert Camus
“Live to the point of tears.”
Albert Camus
“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”
Albert Camus, The Fall
“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”
Albert Camus
“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
Albert Camus
“When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.”
Albert Camus, A Happy Death
“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942
“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
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”
Albert Camus
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
Albert Camus
“An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Can they be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts.”
Albert Camus
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
Albert Camus
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus
“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”
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, The Stranger
“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”
Albert Camus
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger
“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”
Albert Camus, L'Étranger
“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.”
Albert Camus, The Fall
“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”
Albert Camus
“Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth”
Albert Camus
“When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.”
Albert Camus, The First Man
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."

[The Minotaur]”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
“I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959
“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

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