Great Albert Camus Quotes

“Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.”


“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”


“Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.”


“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”


Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.


In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.


Albert Camus quote: In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me…


My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back. Truly yours, Albert Camus


When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.


“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”


“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.”


“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.”


“I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere.”


“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 scepticism.”


“He had been bored, that’s all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama. Something must happen – and that explains most human commitments. Something must happen, even loveless slavery, even war or death. Hurray then for funerals!”


But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?


Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.


You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.


Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.


When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.