"Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day"
- Albert Camus
About this Quote
This quote by Albert Camus is a reminder that we must not wait for a final judgment ahead from an outside source, but rather that we need to recognize the judgments we make every day. Camus is suggesting that we need to take duty for our own actions as well as choices, which we must bear in mind the consequences of our choices. He is also recommending that we must know the judgments we make regarding others, which we need to take care not to judge too roughly. By being mindful of our very own judgments, we can make every effort to be more understanding as well as thoughtful in the direction of others. Eventually, Camus is reminding us that we need to take responsibility for our own activities and also choices, which we must be aware of the judgments we make every day.
"Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians and the Greeks... Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time"