Albert Camus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Albert Camus quotes, Albert Camus sayings, and Albert Camus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. Albert Camus
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
In art, rebellion is consummated and perpetuated in the act of real creation, not in criticism or commentary. Albert Camus
Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified. Albert Camus
It is not rebellion itself which is noble but the demands it makes upon us. Albert Camus
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus
Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Albert Camus
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. Albert Camus
In every rebellion is to be found the metaphysical demand for unity, the impossibility of capturing it, and the construction of a substitute universe. Albert Camus
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming, that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. Albert Camus
Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Albert Camus
We are all exceptional cases. We all want to appeal against something! Each of us insists on being innocent at all cost, even if he has to accuse the whole human race and heaven itself. Albert Camus
The innocent is the person who explains nothing. Albert Camus
An intense feeling carries with it its own universe, magnificent or wretched as the case may be. Albert Camus
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. Albert Camus
One recognizes one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it. Albert Camus
Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it's meaningless. Albert Camus
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.  Albert Camus
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants. Albert Camus
There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined. Albert Camus
Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds, a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. Albert Camus
It is always easy to be logical. It is almost impossible to be logical to the bitter end. Albert Camus
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without ever having asked a clear question. Albert Camus
One plays at being immortal and after a few weeks one doesn't even know whether or not one can hang on till the next day. Albert Camus
Metaphysical rebellion is a claim, motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death and a protest against the human condition both for its incompleteness, thanks to death, and its wastefulness, thanks to evil. Albert Camus
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus
There is not love of life without despair about life. Albert Camus
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. Albert Camus