Albert Camus quotes

Great Albert Camus quotes about life, freedom, love, culture


People are recognized by the work they do and the legacy they leave behind. Great work won't necessarily want you to live 100 years, you can live short and still be victorious. Just like Albert Camus who is the youngest person to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature. Albert Camus quotes collected below will show you how this exceptionally brilliant author blessed the world with outclass work and amazing pieces of advice for different fields of life.

Albert Camus was born on the 7th of November 1913 in Mondovi, French Algeria. Camus was a renowned French journalist, author, and philosopher. He was the editor-in-chief of a newspaper in French Resistance. He was very prominent for his words and speeches around the globe after the world war. He was the incredible mind who penned down the ever-amazing novel “The Plague”. Along with this Camus wrote many other striking novels that became his identity.

Albert Camus was also a very deep philosopher, predominantly known as an existentialist for his contribution in introducing absurdism in the family of philosophies. He was peculiar when it comes to beliefs and theories and his work manifests that in one way or the other. We’ve gathered some famous Albert Camus quotes and sayings for you.


  • The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.

  • Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

  • A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

  • Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.

  • When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.

  • I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn't.

  • Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

  • I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

  • Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

  • All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.

  • Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

  • We are all special cases.

  • Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradictions; therefore it destroys freedom.

  • Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

  • Whatever prevents you from doing your work has become your work.

  • A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

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

  • An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

    18.The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

  • You always get exaggerated notions about things you don’t know anything about.

  • In the past, the poverty they shared had a certain sweetness about it. When the end of the day came and they would eat their dinner in silence with the oil lamp between them, there was a secret joy in such simplicity, such retrenchment.