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Albert Camus Quotes: "Fate is not in man but around him"

Fate is not in man but around him




Albert Camus Quotes: "It is necessary to fall in love – the better to provide an alibi for all the despair we are going to feel anyway."

It is necessary to fall in love – the better to provide an alibi for all the despair we are going to feel anyway.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are."

Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are.



Albert Camus Quotes: "How did I picture the life after the grave? I fairly bawled out at him: "A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That's all I want of it."

How did I picture the life after the grave? I fairly bawled out at him: "A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That's all I want of it.




Albert Camus Quotes: "No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition."

No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition.



Albert Camus Quotes: "If after all men cannot always make history have a meaning they can always act so that their own lives have one."

If after all men cannot always make history have a meaning they can always act so that their own lives have one.



Albert Camus Quotes: "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."

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 Quotes: "At thirty a man should know himself like the palm of his hand know the exact number of his defects and qualities. ... And above all accept these things."

At thirty a man should know himself like the palm of his hand know the exact number of his defects and qualities. ... And above all accept these things.



Albert Camus Quotes: "We call love what binds us to certain creatures only by reference to a collective way of seeing for which books and legends are responsible."

We call love what binds us to certain creatures only by reference to a collective way of seeing for which books and legends are responsible.



Albert Camus Quotes: "For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment's human suffering"

For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment's human suffering



Albert Camus Quotes: "Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst."

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst.



Albert Camus Quotes: "A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future."

A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.




Albert Camus Quotes: "When one has no character, one HAS to apply a method. Here it did wonders incontrovertibly, and I am living on the site of one of the greatest crimes in human history."

When one has no character, one HAS to apply a method. Here it did wonders incontrovertibly, and I am living on the site of one of the greatest crimes in human history.



Albert Camus Quotes: "We refuse to despair of mankind. Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them."

We refuse to despair of mankind. Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Men die:and they are not happy."

Men die:and they are not happy.



Albert Camus Quotes: "You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.



Albert Camus Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning."

If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning.



Albert Camus Quotes: "As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means."

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.



Albert Camus Quotes: "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth."

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.



Albert Camus Quotes: "But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man."

But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.



Albert Camus Quotes: "A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad."

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.



Albert Camus Quotes: "How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is."

How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable."

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.



Albert Camus Quotes: "In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies."

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.



Albert Camus Quotes: "But memory is less disposed to compromise"

But memory is less disposed to compromise



Albert Camus Quotes: "Who, cher monsieur, will sleep on the floor for us? Whether I am capable of it myself? Look, I'd like to be and I shall be. Yes, we shall all be capable of it one day, and that will be salvation."

Who, cher monsieur, will sleep on the floor for us? Whether I am capable of it myself? Look, I'd like to be and I shall be. Yes, we shall all be capable of it one day, and that will be salvation.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Psychology is action not thinking about oneself."

Psychology is action not thinking about oneself.



Albert Camus Quotes: "There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules"

There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules



Albert Camus Quotes: "What we call fundamental truths are simply the ones we discover after all the others."

What we call fundamental truths are simply the ones we discover after all the others.



Albert Camus Quotes: "There's the risk of being loved...and that would keep me from being happy."

There's the risk of being loved...and that would keep me from being happy.



Albert Camus Quotes: "When a man has learned how to remain alone with his suffering, how to overcome his longing to flee, then he has little left to learn."

When a man has learned how to remain alone with his suffering, how to overcome his longing to flee, then he has little left to learn.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is."

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children."

Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children.



Albert Camus Quotes: "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."

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.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Mistaken ideas always end in bloodshed, but in every case it is someone else's blood. This is why our thinkers feel free to say just about anything."

Mistaken ideas always end in bloodshed, but in every case it is someone else's blood. This is why our thinkers feel free to say just about anything.



Albert Camus Quotes: "...he was conscious of the disastrous fact that love and desire must be expressed in the same way..."

...he was conscious of the disastrous fact that love and desire must be expressed in the same way...



Albert Camus Quotes: "If pimps and thieves were invariably sentenced, all decent people would get to thinking they themselves were constantly innocent."

If pimps and thieves were invariably sentenced, all decent people would get to thinking they themselves were constantly innocent.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Don’t walk in front of me… I may not followDon’t walk behind me… I may not leadWalk beside me… just be my friend"

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not followDon’t walk behind me… I may not leadWalk beside me… just be my friend



Albert Camus Quotes: "Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day."

Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.



Albert Camus Quotes: "But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads."

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.



Albert Camus Quotes: "Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then."

Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then.



Albert Camus Quotes: "A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened."

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.



Albert Camus Quotes: "I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea."

I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea.



Albert Camus Quotes: "But above all, in order to be, never try to seem."

But above all, in order to be, never try to seem.



Albert Camus Quotes: "When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it."

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.