Albert Camus Quotes

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Albert Camus
“O light! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus, L’été

Albert Camus
“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

Albert Camus
“Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Albert Camus
“I knew a man who gave twenty years of his life to a scatterbrained woman, sacrificing everything to her, his friendships, his work, the very respectability of his life and who one evening recognized that he had never loved her. He had been bored, thats all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama. Something must happen and that explains most human commitments. Something must happen even loveless slavery, even war or death.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“ترجیح میدهم طوری زندگی کنم که گویی خدا هست و وقتی مُردم بفهمم نیست، تا اینکه طوری زندگی کنم که انگار خدا نیست و وقتی مُردم بفهمم که هست.”
آلبر کامو

Albert Camus
“The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“To create is to live twice.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is.”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

Albert Camus
“My soul’s a burden to me, I’ve had enough of it. I’m eager to be in that country, where the sun kills every question. I don’t belong here.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“I've been thinking it over for years. While we
loved each other we didn't need words to make ourselves understood. But people don't
love forever. A time came when I should have found the words to keep her with me, only
I couldn't." - Grant”
Albert Camus, The Plague

Albert Camus
“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“And I fired four more times at a lifeless body and the bullets sank in without leaving a mark. And it was like giving four sharp knocks at the door of unhappiness.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I was at ease in everything, to be sure, but at the same time satisfied with nothing. Each joy made me desire another. I went from festivity to festivity. On occasion I danced for nights on end, ever madder about people and life. At times, late on those nights when the dancing, the slight intoxication, my wild enthusiasm, everyone’s violent unrestraint would fill me with a tired and overwhelmed rapture, it would seem to me—at the breaking point of fatigue and for a second’s flash—that at last I understood the secret; I would rush forth anew. I ran on like that, always heaped with favors, never satiated, without knowing where to stop, until the day -- until the evening rather when the music stopped and the lights went out.”
The Fall

Albert Camus
“Ah ! cher ami, que les hommes sont pauvres en invention. Ils croient toujours qu'on se suicide pour une raison. Mais on peut très bien se suicider pour deux raisons. Non, ça ne leur entre pas dans la tête. Alors, à quoi bon mourir volontairement, se sacrifier à l'idée qu'on veut donner de soi ? Vous mort, ils en profiteront pour donner à votre geste des motifs idiots, ou vulgaires. Les martyrs, cher ami, doivent choisir d'être oubliés, raillés ou utilisés. Quant à être compris, jamais.”
Albert Camus, The Fall

Albert Camus
“I can negate everything of that part of me that lives on vague nostalgias, except this desire for unity, this longing to solve, this need for clarity and cohesion. I can refute everything in this world surrounding me that offends or enraptures me, except this chaos, this sovereign chance and this divine equivalence which springs from anarchy. I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I do not know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Albert Camus
“It would take patience to wait for the Last Judgement. But that's it, we're in a hurry.”
Albert Camus, The Fall

Albert Camus
“Tekerlekler üzerinde kayan zindanımın karanlığında, yorgunluğumun ta derinliklerinden gelişmişçesine, sevdiğim bir kentin, kendimi mutlu hissettiğim belli bir saatin bütün bu alışılmış gürültülerini eskisi gibi, bir bir bulur gibi oldum. Gerginliğini yitiren havada, gazete satıcılarının sesi, küçük parktaki son kuşların ötüşü, sandviç satıcılarının bağrışması, kentin yüksek dönemeçlerinde tramvayların çıkardığı iniltili gıcırtılar ve göğün daha gece limanın üzerine çökmeden önceki uğultusu, bütün bunlar benim için cezaevine düşmeden önce bildiğim gözü kapalı bir gezintiyi düzenliyordu. Evet, bu saat, bundan çok zaman önceleri, kendimi mutlu hissettiğim bir saatti. Beni o zamanlar bekleyen hep hafif ve deliksiz bir uykuydu. Ama yine de bir şeyler değişmişti. Yarını gözlerken kendimi yeniden hücremde buluverdim. Yaz göklerinde uzanıp giden o bildik yollar insanı günahsız uykulara da zindanlara da götürebiliyormuş demek. ”
Albert Camus

Albert Camus
“What we call basic truths are simply the ones we discovered after all the others.”
Albert Camus, The Fall

Albert Camus
“The futility of what was happening here seemed to take me by the throat, I felt like vomiting, and I had only one idea: to get it over, to go back to my cell, and sleep... and sleep.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Albert Camus
“There, too, in that Home where lives were flickering out, the dusk came as a mournful solace. With death so near, Mother must have felt like someone on the brink of freedom, ready to start life all over again.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Albert Camus
“Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there's always something to be thankful for”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Albert Camus
“In order to reveal to all eyes what he was made of, I wanted to break open the handsome wax-figure I presented everywhere.”
Albert Camus, The Fall

“Comedy is Camusian...the world is absurd”
Carol L. Covin

Albert Camus
“To will is to stir up paradoxes”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus
“Plus je vieillis et plus je trouve qu’on ne peut vivre qu’avec les êtres qui vous libèrent, qui vous aiment d’une affection aussi légère à porter que forte à éprouver. La vie d’aujourd’hui est trop dure, trop amère, trop anémiante, pour qu’on subisse encore de nouvelles servitudes, venues de qui on aime [...]. C’est ainsi que je suis votre ami, j’aime votre bonheur, votre liberté, votre aventure en un mot, et je voudrais être pour vous le compagnon dont on est sûr, toujours.

The older I get, the more I find that you can only live with those who free you, who love you from a lighter affection to bear as strong as you can to experience Today's life is too hard, too bitter, too anemic, for us to undergo new bondages, from whom we love [...]. This is how I am your friend, I love your happiness, your freedom, Your adventure in one word, and I would like to be for you the companion we are sure of, always.

---- Albert Camus à René Char, 17 septembre 1957 (in "Albert Camus - René Char : Correspondance 1946-1959")
---- Albert Camus to René Char, September 17, 1957 (via René Char)”
Albert Camus, Correspondance

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