18 Albert Camus Quotes on Love, The Stranger & Absurdity

Here are the most famous Albert Camus quotes on everything from coffee to life to absurdism.

Albert Camus Quotes

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” – Albert Camus

“And I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. I don’t want any greatness for it, particularly a greatness born of blood and falsehood. I want to keep it alive by keeping justice alive.” – Albert Camus

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” – Albert Camus

“There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.” – Albert Camus

“Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.” – Albert Camus

Albert Camus Quotes

“It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear.” – Albert Camus

“We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.” – Albert Camus

“To create is to live twice.” – Albert Camus

“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.” – Albert Camus

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.” – Albert Camus

Albert Camus Quotes

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus

“We don’t have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.” – Albert Camus

“It is not humiliating to be unhappy. Physical suffering is sometimes humiliating, but the suffering of being cannot be, it is life.” – Albert Camus

“It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.” – Albert Camus

“I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically getting killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.” – Albert Camus

Albert Camus Quotes

“I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.” – Albert Camus

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” – Albert Camus

“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.” – Albert Camus

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus


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