Albert Camus Quotes

I reminded myself, β€˜it’s common knowledge that life isn’t worth living, anyhow.’ And, on a wide view, I could see that it makes little difference whether one dies at the age of thirty or threescore and ten β€” since, in either case, other men and women will continue living, the world will go on as […]

I learned that even after a single day’s experience of the outside world a man could easily live a hundred years in prison. He’d have laid up enough memories never to be bored. (“The Stranger”)

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

It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. He must dominate in his turn.

There is another ambition that ought to belong to all writers; to bear witness and shout aloud, every time it is possible, insofar as our talent allows, for those who are enslaved as we are. That is the very ambition you questioned in your article and I shall consistently refuse your right to question it […]

Before the terrifying prospects now available to humanity, we see even more clearly that peace is the only goal worth struggling for. This is no longer a prayer but a demand to be made by all peoples to their governments – a demand to choose definitively between hell and reason.

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian.

Every revolution ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.