Most Famous Quotes of Albert Camus

“Albert Camus Quotes : Wisdom in His Own Words”

  • “I told him I was quite prepared to go; but really I didn’t care much one way or the other. He then asked if a ‘change of life,’ as he called it, didn’t appeal to me, and I answered that one never changed his way of life; one life was as good as another, and my present one suited me quite well.” – Albert Camus
  • “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know. I got a telegram from the home: ‘Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.’ That doesn’t mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday.”  – Albert Camus
  • “But all the long speeches, all the interminable days and hours that people had spent talking about my soul, had left me with the impression of a colorless swirling river that was making me dizzy.”  – Albert Camus




  • “A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn’t mean anything but that I didn’t think so.” – Albert Camus
  • “At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it.” – Albert Camus
  • “She was pressing her brown, sun-tanned face to the bars and smiling as hard as she could. I thought she was looking very pretty, but somehow couldn’t bring myself to tell her so.” – Albert Camus
  • “No, we should go forward, groping our way through the darkness, stumbling perhaps at times, and try to do what good lay in our power.” – Albert Camus
  • “They fancied themselves free, and no one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences.” – Albert Camus
  • “No . . . You can’t understand. You’re using the language of reason, not of the heart; you live in a world of abstractions.” – Albert Camus
  • “If there is one thing one can always yearn for and sometimes attain, it is human love.” – Albert Camus
  • “From now on it was different; they seemed at the mercy of the sky’s caprices—in other words, suffered and hoped irrationally.” – Albert Camus
  • “No longer were there individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and emotions shared by all.”  – Albert Camus
  • “Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky.”
  • “Then came the second phase of conflict, tears and pleadings—abstraction, in a word. In those fever-hot, nerve-ridden sickrooms crazy scenes took place.” – Albert Camus



  • “Thus the first thing that plague brought to our town was exile.”  – Albert Camus
  • “Hostile to the past, impatient of the present, and cheated of the future, we were much like those whom men’s justice, or hatred, forces to live behind prison bars.” – Albert Camus
  • “The habit of despair is worse than despair itself.” – Albert Camus
  • “If I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living.”  – Albert Camus
  • “Creating is living doubly . . . Creation is the great mime.” – Albert Camus
  • “If it were sufficient to love, things would be too easy.” – Albert Camus


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