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All Quotes by author - Albert Camus
" A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. "
" After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion. "
" After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. "
" Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. "
" A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. "
" Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. "
" Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. "
" 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. "
" All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State. "
" All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football. "
" 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 without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. "
" An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. "
" As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. "
" At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things. "
" At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. "
" A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. "
" Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. "
" But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? "
" By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. "
" Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question. "
" Conscious of not being able to separate myself from my time, I have decided to become part of it. "
" Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny. "
" Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. "
" Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day. "
" 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. "
" Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself. "
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