Albert Camus Biography

Albert Camus, Philosopher
Occup.Philosopher
FromFrance
BornNovember 7, 1913
DiedJanuary 4, 1960
Aged46 years
Albert Camus was a French thinker, author, and journalist, born upon November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, French Algeria (currently known as Dréan). He is extensively considered among one of the most crucial thinkers of the 20th century and a noticeable figure in the existentialist movement.

Camus matured in a working-class household and also was deeply impacted by the destitution and political agitation of his youth. He participated in the University of Algiers, where he studied philosophy as well as joined a group of intellectuals that shared his interest in social and also political issues.

In 1942, Camus published his very first story, "The Stranger", which checked out themes of alienation, absurdity, as well as the meaninglessness of life. The story was an essential and also commercial success and developed Camus as a leading number in French literary works.

Camus continued to write and publish throughout the 1940s and also 1950s, producing a variety of acclaimed works, consisting of "The Plague", "The Myth of Sisyphus", and "The Rebel". His philosophy highlighted the importance of private freedom and the being rejected of nihilism and also totalitarianism.

Along with his composing, Camus was an active journalist and political activist. He spoke up versus colonialism and sustained the Algerian self-reliance activity, but he also opposed communism and also the Soviet Union.

Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literary Works in 1957 for his contributions to the field of literary works and also his humanitarianism. He passed away tragically in an auto mishap on January 4, 1960, at the age of 46.

Camus's heritage in literary works as well as ideology remains to be commemorated all over the world. His works remain to influence brand-new generations of viewers and also thinkers, as well as his suggestions concerning liberty, principles, and the human problem continue to be as relevant today as they were throughout his life time.

Our collection contains 90 quotes who is written / told by Albert, under the main topics: Happiness - Art - Age - Nature - Money.

Related authors: Antonio Porchia (Poet), Philo (Philosopher)

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90 Famous quotes by Albert Camus

Small: Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face
"Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face"
Small: Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.
"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"
Small: He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool
"He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool"
Small: In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer"
Small: The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants
"The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants"
Small: Dont walk behind me I may not lead. Dont walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and
"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"
Small: Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep
"Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep"
Small: Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dy
"Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely"
Small: Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your d
"Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death"
Small: To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil
"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"
Small: To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the cont
"To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love"
Small: Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators
"Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators"
Small: Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want not the
"Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery"
Small: The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind
"The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind"
Small: To be happy we must not be too concerned with others
"To be happy we must not be too concerned with others"
Small: We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know wh
"We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves"
Small: When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it
"When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it"
Small: What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians
"What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians"
Small: You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade
"You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade"
Small: You cannot create experience. You must undergo it
"You cannot create experience. You must undergo it"
Small: Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference
"Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference"
Small: You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question
"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question"
Small: A mans work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three
"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"
Small: But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"
Small: Blessed are the hearts that can bend they shall never be broken
"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken"
Small: Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we
"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"
Small: Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic
"Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic"
Small: Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is
"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is"
Small: Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love
"Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love"
Small: Its a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money
"It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money"
Small: It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting
"It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting"
Small: It is normal to give away a little of ones life in order not to lose it all
"It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all"
Small: It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money"
Small: For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping
"For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life"
Small: For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold cr
"For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium"
Small: Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most dis
"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"
Small: Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being
"Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being"
Small: Dont wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day
"Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day"
Small: Dont believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maint
"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"
Small: Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny
"Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny"
Small: Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question
"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question"
Small: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"
Small: At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face
"At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face"
Small: At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qua
"At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things"
Small: As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our
"As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means"
Small: An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself
"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself"
Small: All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State
"All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State"
Small: All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a str
"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"
Small: A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world
"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world"
Small: A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession
"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession"
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