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Read Quotes by Albert Camus
I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.
This land on which so many centuries have left their mark is merely an obligatory retreat for you, whereas it has always been our dearest hope. Your too sudden passion is made up of spite and necessity.
The futility of what was happening here seemed to take me by the throat, I felt like vomiting, and I had only one idea: to get it over, to go back to my cell, and sleep... and sleep.
Despite men's suffering, despite the blood and wrath, despite the dead who can never be replaced, the unjust wounds, and the wild bullets, we must utter, not words of regret, but words of hope, of the dreadful hope of men isolated with their fate.
To create is to live twice.
Friendship is a knowledge acquired by free men. And there is no freedom without intelligence or without mutual understanding.
How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is.
Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her.
To will is to stir up paradoxes.
We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.
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Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.
Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment's torture.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
You have been the one encounter in my life that can never be repeated.
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
Freedom : To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.