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Albert Camus

Read through the most famous quotes from Albert Camus

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

#behind #beside #follow #friend #front

There is always a certain hour of the day and of the night when a man’s courage is at its lowest ebb, and it was that hour only that he feared.

— Albert Camus


In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture.

— Albert 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.

— Albert Camus

#be happy #consists #continue #happiness #happy

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus

#strength #trial #triumph #strength

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

— Albert Camus

#man #mankind #philosophy #nature

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

— Albert Camus

#expend #merely #nobody #normal #people

Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?

— Albert Camus

#suicide #coffee

Live to the point of tears.

— Albert Camus

#living #life

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

— Albert Camus


About Albert Camus

Did you know about Albert Camus?

Soon after the event on 6 August 1945 he was one of the few French editors to publicly express opposition and disgust to the United States' dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. To distinguish his ideas scholars sometimes refer to the Paradox of the Absurd when referring to "Camus's Absurd".

In an interview in 1945 Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked. In 1949 Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement after his split with Garry Davis's Citizens of the World movement of which the surrealist André Breton was also a member.

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