Albert Camus Quotes
 
 

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
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Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
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A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
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The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
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Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
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Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
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For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
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Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
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In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.
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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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You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
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When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
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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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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
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