Albert Camus (French: [albɛʁ kamy]; 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. Camus did not consider himself to be a follower of the existentialist ideology despite usually being classified as a follower of it, even in his lifetime. In a 1945 interview, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked...". Camus was born in French Algeria to a Pied-Noir family, and studied at the University of Algiers from which he graduated in 1936. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaiso... More
Albert Camus Quotes
Albert Camus #Age
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus #Alone #Learning
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus #Change #Good #Great
There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.
Albert Camus #Courage
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus #Death #Men
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Albert Camus #Death
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.
Albert Camus #Death #Peace
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Albert Camus #Experience #Love
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
Albert Camus #Famous
To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
Albert Camus #Finance #Money
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus #Freedom #Men
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Albert Camus #Alone #God
Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
Albert Camus #Experience
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus #Fear #Respect
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus #Friendship
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 #God
We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.
Albert Camus #Government
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus #Great
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
Albert Camus #Good
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.
Albert Camus #History
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
Albert Camus #Intelligence
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus #Life #Work
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus #Life
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Albert Camus #Life #Society
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
Albert Camus #Life
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.