Sunday, December 15, 2019

Albert Camus Quotes

Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children. Albert Camus

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. Albert Camus

It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway. Albert Camus

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

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. Albert Camus

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. Albert Camus

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything. Albert Camus

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. Albert Camus

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. Albert Camus

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Albert Camus