Best Albert Camus Quotes
Below I have shared a short bio of Albert Camus and the best quotes of Albert Camus.
Albert Camus Biography
Albert Camus was a very popular French novelist, writer and author. He was the second youngest author to win Nobel Prize in the field of Literature ( the first one being Rudyard Kipling). His works include the novels The Stranger, The Fall and The Plague. Two of his novels were published posthumously. These were “A Happy Death” and “The First Man”. “The First Man” was his incomplete novel that was published uncompleted as he died before. Some of his popular short stories are “Exile and The Kingdom”, The Silent Man”, “The Guest”,”The Growing Stone” and “The Adulterous Woman”.
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Albert Camus was born on 7 November, 1913 in Algeria. He was half deaf and belonged to a poor family. His father was a farmer who died in the battle during World War I. At the age of 10 he was admitted to the University of Algiers. At 17 he developed tuberculosis and had to leave football. He was the goalkeeper of the university team. He has to reduce studies to part time and did odd jobs to earn money like private tutoring, assistant at institute and car park clerks. He completed his BA in the year 1935. And later he pursued many activities in his life like joining French Communist Party but was kicked out due to some troubles, was rejected by French army because of TB, married in 1934 but divorced in 1936 because of infidelities in marriage, had another affair with a pianist and mathematician Francine. She give birth two children but Albert didn’t married her.He was very much into exploring sexual pleasures. Had many affairs involving one with the Spanish actress Maria Casares. During these journeys he wrote many articles, short stories and novels making the career of a novelist. He died on 4 January, 1960 in a car accident. Below are the top 10 Albert Camus quotes.
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Quotes Of 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.
- Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
- The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
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- I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
- You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
- But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
- Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
- In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
- A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
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- Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
- 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.
- A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
- Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
- Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
- I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
- 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.
- The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
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