Quotes by Albert Camus

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
– Albert Camus
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
– Albert Camus
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
– Albert Camus
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
– Albert Camus
A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.
– Albert Camus
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
– Albert Camus
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
– Albert Camus
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
– Albert Camus
Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
– Albert Camus
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
– Albert Camus
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
– Albert Camus
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
– Albert Camus
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
– Albert Camus
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
– Albert Camus
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
– Albert Camus
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
– Albert Camus
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
– Albert Camus
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
– Albert Camus
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
– Albert Camus