Albert Camus Quotes

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The Stranger           The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays (Everyman's Library)           The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt           Algerian Chronicles

Albert Camus was a French pied-noir author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. Wikipedia

Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger–now one of the most widely read novels of this century–in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

— Albert Camus

Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

— Albert Camus

Life is the sum of all your choices.

— Albert Camus

Peace is the only battle worth waging.

— Albert Camus

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.

— Albert Camus

To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.

— Albert Camus