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.'

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. Albert Camus
Real fulfillment, for the man who allows absolutely free rein to his desires, and who much dominate everything, lies in hatred. Albert Camus
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. Albert Camus
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. Albert Camus
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.Charm is… a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. Albert Camus
A true masterpiece does not tell everything. Albert Camus
Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them. Albert Camus
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die. Albert Camus
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature. Albert Camus
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. Albert Camus
Modern conquerors can kill, but do not seem to be able to create. Artists know how to create but cannot really kill. Murderers are only very exceptionally found among artists. Albert Camus
A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images. Albert Camus
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well. Albert Camus
The only way out of international dictatorship is to place international law above governments, which means that there must be a parliament for making it, and that parliament must be constituted by means of worldwide elections in which all nations will take part. Albert Camus
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus
The world is unimportant and whoever recognizes this conquers his liberty. Albert Camus
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus
That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.  Albert Camus
Fortunately there is gin, the sole glimmer in this darkness. Do you feel the golden, copper-coloured light it kindles in you? I like walking through the city of an evening in the warmth of gin. Albert Camus
Truth, like light is dazzling. By contrast, untruth is a beautiful sunset that enhances everything. Albert Camus
Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day. Albert Camus
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. Albert Camus
Marxism is not scientific: At best, it has scientific prejudices. Albert Camus
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterelize the person one loves. Albert Camus
Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism. Albert Camus
The opposite of an idealist is too often a man without love. Albert Camus
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for. Albert Camus
Proof is never definitive, after all; one has to begin again with each new person. Albert Camus
The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism. Albert Camus