French philosopher, author, and journalist
Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, dramatist and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel.
Albert Camus Quotes Page 3
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
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.
We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.