Albert Camus

Novelist, Author

1913 – 1960

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Who was Albert Camus?

Albert Camus was a writer.

Famous Quotes:

  • There is but one truly serious philosophical problem...
  • Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. It would be a mistake to say that happiness necessarily springs from the absurd. Discovery. It happens as well that the felling of the absurd springs from happiness. "I conclude that all is well," says Edipus, and that remark is sacred. It echoes in the wild and limited universe of man. It teaches that all is not, has not been, exhausted. It drives out of this world a god who had come into it with dissatisfaction and a preference for futile suffering. It makes of fate a human matter, which must be settled among men.
  • Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
  • Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you dont help us, who else in the world can help us do this?
  • Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.
  • The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the center of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.
  • Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
  • If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
  • Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
  • The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

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Born
Nov 7, 1913
Dréan
Also known as
  • Albert Camus
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • French people
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Algiers
    Philosophy
    ( - 1935)
  • M.A., University of Algiers
    Philosophy
    (1935 - 1936/05)
Employment
  • Paris-Soir
  • UNESCO
    ( - 1952)
Lived in
  • Algiers
Died
Jan 4, 1960
Villeblevin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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