Albert Camus Quotes

145 Albert Camus quotes:

"To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die."
Author: Camus Quotes Category: Action Quotes Self-knowledge Quotes
"An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement."
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"Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."
"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."
"Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies."
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
"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."
"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."
"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others."
"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."
"Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face."
"Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears."
"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."
"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."
"Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them."
"When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it."
Author: Camus Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"You cannot create experience. You must undergo it."
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."

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