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Albert Camus

(1913 - 1960)

writer, journalist

Quotations of 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 / 1913-1960 / The Myth of Sisyphus)

"The certainty of a God giving meaning to life far surpasses in attractiveness the ability to behave badly with impunity."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960 / The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942)

"Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960 / The Fall / 1956)

"Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960 / The Plague)

"[...] since the order of world is regulated by death, perhaps is it better for God we do not believe in him and we fight with all our might against death, without raising our eyes heavenward where he keeps silent."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960 / The Plague)

"Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960)

"He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960)

Biography of Albert Camus

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