Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism.
Born: 7 November 1913, Dréan, Algeria
Died: 4 January 1960, Villeblevin, France
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?
Live to the point of tears.
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
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.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.