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Albert Camus

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Je ne peux pas être vraiment en paix avec moi-même si je ne suis pas en paix avec mes frères.
GABRIEL MARCEL
Finalement, ce n'est peut-être pas la corruption ni l'avidité qui rend lâche. Peut-être n'est-ce...
ANN BRASHARES
Ne pas laisser la beauté de l'instant être contaminée par la lourdeur du passé ou l'incertitude ...
MUSSO GUILLAUM
Je n'ai pas échoué, j'ai trouvé 10 000 façons qui ne fonctionnent pas. Je ne me décourage pas c...
THOMAS ALVA EDISON
Aimer, ça ne veut pas dire se ressembler. Aimer, ça ne veut pas dire être pareils, se conduire co...
JUSTINE LéVY
Peut-être vas-tu me trouver ridicule, mais je me mépriserais de n'oser l'être jamais.
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
Il est très bien de ne pas faire du mal. Mais c'est très mal de ne pas faire du bien
PADRE ALBERTO HURTADO
Comprendre... Vous n'avez que ce mot-là à la bouche, tous, depuis que je suis toute petite. Il fal...
JEAN ANOUILH
Lorsque la confusion règne, il est facile de se rappeler cette vérité : Je ne suis ni mes pensée...
ECKHART TOLLE
Lorsque la confusion règne, il est facile de se rappeler cette vérité : Je ne suis ni mes pensée...
ECKHART TOLLE
Regardez mon enfant, voyez l'éclat de ses boucles folles et son sourire pareil à un vol de papillo...
JODI PICOULT
Don Juan : [...] Les voilà, mes spectres, les spectres de ce que je ne suis pas. Ce sont eux qui me...
HENRY DE MONTHERLANT
Je sais que c'est difficile. La liberté l'est toujours. C'est l'esclavage qui est facile !
EMMETT GROGAN
Je sais que c'est difficile. La liberté l'est toujours. C'est l'esclavage qui est facile !
EMMETT GROGAN
Il y a des personnes à qui l'intention ne vaut rien, seul le hasard leur est propice. Le silence co...
ERRI DE LUCA
Des jugements, des appréciations de la vie, pour ou contre, ne peuvent, en dernière instance, jama...
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
We cannot wish for that we know not. [Fr., On ne peut desirer ce qu'on ne connait pas.]
VOLTAIRE (FRANCOIS MARIE AROUET VOLTAIRE)
Quand tout le monde est militaire, le crime est de ne pas tuer si l'order 'exige.
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C’est ainsi que, par exemple, l’idée de l’Infini, qui est en réalité la plus positive de to...
RENé GUéNON
Mais, j’aurai beau supplier, j’aurai beau me révolter, il n’y aura plus rien pour moi ; je n...
HENRI BARBUSSE
—Mais, quelle que soit l'importance de l'événement, dès qu'il est écrit sur le papier, il ne f...
YōKO OGAWA
Peut-être que les choses qui n'adviennent pas sont celles que l'on n'a pas assez nourries de désir...
HENRI GOUGAUD
Qu’est-ce qui peut seul être notre doctrine ? — Que personne ne donne à l’homme ses qualité...
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
-Parce que nous, on s'aime. Et on forme une famille, tous les quatre. On est le clan Costello. Tu sa...
MUSSO GUILLAUM
Je ne veux pas que tu aimes "ça en moi", je veux que tu aimes "moi tout entier".
MATHIAS MALZIEU
La tolérance n'est pas une position contemplative, dispensant les indulgences à ce qui fut ou à c...
CLAUDE LéVI-STRAUSS
Il est bien des choses qui ne paraissent impossibles que tant qu'on ne les a pas tentées.
ANDRE GIDE
Le vin est la gaieté, dit-on ; comment cet océan de vin qui submerge la commune de Bercy n’égay...
PAUL FéVAL PèRE
Does anyone know where these gondolas of Paris come from? [Fr., Ne sait on pas ou viennent ces gon...
HONORE DE BALZAC
Je parle de cette douleur qui est tellement grande qu'elle ne semble même pas naître à l'intérie...
ROSA MONTERO
Je ne connais pas la moitié d'entre vous autant que je le voudrais. Et j'aime moins de la moitié d...
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
- J'ai toujours eu un problème avec les tomates-mozzarella
- Ah oui, lequel?
- je me dema...
GILLES LEGARDINIER
Le malheur peut être un pont vers le bonheur.
PROVERBE JAPONAIS
- Mais au début, vous avez dû être heureuse?
- Juste le temps d'y voir clair. Vous croyez pe...
AGATHE COLOMBIER HOCHBERG
Il défendait une théorie : les couples ne fréquentent pas les célibataires. D'abord parce que le...
LAURENT BETTONI
Moi qui éprouve, comme chacun, le besoin d’être reconnu, je me sens pur en toi et vais à toi. J...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPéRY
Il n'y a que deux ou trois crimes à faire dans le monde, dit Curval, et, ceux-là faits, tout est d...
MARQUIS DE SADE
Le rire est tout ce que l'on voudrait être, ou plus exactement, tout ce que l'on voudrait que chacu...
FRANçOISE SAGAN
La vie est un voyage solitaire et, être mariée n'y change rien. D'ailleurs je pense que le fait de...
AGATHE COLOMBIER HOCHBERG
Je t'aime Roza...je serais là pour toi. Je ne laisserais jamais rien t'arriver.
Et je ne laiss...
RICHELLE MEAD
Si WWII ne peut pas nous prendre, elle~même le diable en personne ne pourra nous joindre! ( IF WWII...
C. JOYBELL C.
Voilà bien la famille : même celui qui n'a pas sa place dans le monde, qui n'est ni célèbre ni r...
ROBERT MUSIL
The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.
ALBERT CAMUS
Les gens ne connaissent pas leur bonheur... mais celui des autres ne leur échappe pas
PIERRE DANINOS
Do you know why Albert Camus was so prolific? He wrote to keep from screaming.
HENRY ROLLINS
I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose. [Fr., Je ne suis pas la rose, mais j'ai vecu pr...
GEOFFREY CHAUCER
Tu sais, le mot FIN n'apparaît jamais quand tu termines un livre. Ce n'est pas comme au cinéma. Qu...
ELIF SHAFAK
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ALBERT CAMUS
We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.
ALBERT CAMUS
... je sais parfaitement que la peur pourrait faire basculer n'importe quelle personne dans le crime...
AMIN MAALOUF
C'est tellement impudique, tu nous racontes tellement, je me retrouve à chaque page, mise à nu, di...
LAURENT BETTONI
Impossible n'est pas français. Mais il pourrait être roumain.
TEODOR BURNAR
Elle avait supplié Dieu de lui concéder au moins un instant afin qu'il ne s'en allât pas sans sav...
GABRIEL GARCíA MáRQUEZ
It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. I...
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tout est dans la nature si une personne essaye de vous changer ses quel ne vous aime pas vraiment de...
MARTY
Tu n'as rien appris, sinon que la solitude n'apprend rien, que l'indifférence n'apprend rien: c'ét...
GEORGES PEREC
- Toi et ta grande cause... (Ignorant le troubadour, le sorceleur avança en titubant.) Ta grande ca...
ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI
Nothing is so oppressive as a secret: women find it difficult to keep one long; and I know a goodl...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Et peut-être la posterité me saura gré de lui avoir fait connaître que les Anciens n’ont pas t...
PIERRE DE FERMAT
Laisse la vie suivre son cours, et tout finira peut-être par s'ordonner.
ETTY HILLESUM
It takes that je ne sais quoi which we call sophistication for a woman to be magnificent in a drawin...
JAMES THURBER
Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Graham Greene - they influenced my life to a profound exte...
PAUL THEROUX
- Toi et ta grande cause... (Ignorant le troubadour, le sorceleur avança en titubant.) Ta grande ca...
ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI
Ah ! cher ami, que les hommes sont pauvres en invention. Ils croient toujours qu'on se suicide pour ...
ALBERT CAMUS
En ce moment, je me sépare tant soit peu de moi-même et vais à la rencontre de la personne qui s'...
VIRGINIA WOOLF
Le vrai, le faux, c'est un problème de riches. Nous les pauvres, avant de nous poser cette question...
LUIS ANSA
— Ce n'est pas en Egypte que je vais, répondit le Martinet. Je vais à la maison de la Mort. La M...
OSCAR WILDE
Que l'on soit absent dans la pièce voisine, ou sur l'autre versant de la planète, la différence n...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPéRY
Qu'Est-ce que la mort? Un degré de plus dans le calme et deux peut-être dans le silence.
ALEXANDRE DUMAS
Quant à moi, maintenant, j'ai fermé mon âme. Je ne dis plus à personne ce que je crois, ce que j...
GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Podsetite osobu sa kojom ste zasto je volite, a ne da je volite.
TAMARA STAMENKOVIC
On ne va jamais si loin que lorsque l'on ne sait pas où l'on va.
ANTOINE RIVAROL
I recover my property wherever I find it. [Fr., Je reprends mon bien ou je le trouve.]
JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN MOLIERE
Qui cherche et ne saisit pas ce qui s'offre ne le reverra jamais plus.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Faith, I know nothing about it; I am my own ancestor. [Fr., An, ma foi, je n'en sais rien; moi je ...
ANDOCHE JUNOT (DUC D'ABRANTES)
Tous les jours arrivaient des avions et sur chacun, il y avait un message.
« Gardez votre eau ...
CHRISTIANE DUCHESNE
I will not leave you until I have seen you hanged. [Fr., Je ne te quitterai point que je ne t'aie ...
JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN MOLIERE
Toutes les opinions ne se valent pas, et il ne faut pas confondre l'éloquence d'une parole avec la ...
TZVETAN TODOROV
Nous savons qu'il advient dans nos vies des choses qui nous semblent totalement inconnues et totalem...
C.G. JUNG
Sans doute te demandes-tu si je ne suis pas aigri de n'en avoir écrit aucun. Eh bien, non! Mon tale...
ALEXANDRE JARDIN
En effet: je mourais déjà. Je venais d'apprendre cette nouvelle horrible que tout humain apprend u...
AMéLIE NOTHOMB
To create is to live twice.
ALBERT CAMUS
At times truth may not seem probable. [Fr., Le vrai peut quelquefois n'etre pas vraisemblable.]
NICOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAUX
Voljeti ne znači vječito ponavljati da ti je žao
ERICH SEGAL
On peut s’expliquer facilement par là un fait que nous avons eu fréquemment l’occasion de cons...
RENé GUéNON
Body can’t contain the inner hurricane. (Corps ne peut contenir - L'ouragan intérieur)
CHARLES DE LEUSSE
Personne ne peut t'être plus étranger que la personne que tu as aimée jadis.
ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
I was at ease in everything, to be sure, but at the same time satisfied with nothing. Each joy made ...
THE FALL
And I fired four more times at a lifeless body and the bullets sank in without leaving a mark. And i...
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I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart ach...
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On ne naît pas femme: on le devient.
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
Tu n’es encore pour moi qu’un petit garçon tout semblable à cent mille petits garcons. Et je n...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPéRY
Rien n'est plus dangereux qu'une société qui ne lit pas
MOULOUD BENZADI
À l’époque primordiale, l’homme était, en lui-même, parfaitement équilibré quant au compl...
RENé GUéNON
Time flies and draws us with it. The moment in which I am speaking is already far from me. [Fr.,...
NICOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAUX
Body can’t contain the inner hurricane. (Corps ne peut contenir - L'ouragan intérieur)
CHARLES DE LEUSSE
The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed. [Fr., La plus perdue d...
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Cats are magical. . .the more you pet them the longer you both live.
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I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary...
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Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as ...
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence i...
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There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that a...
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
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Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
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Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
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Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws...
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I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew...
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Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
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Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
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The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the ot...
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To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me f...
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For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hopi...
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You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.
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The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the comm...
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I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a ...
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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live as i...
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Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every o...
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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk...
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Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I'm getting richer and r...
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A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks ...
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The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
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Don't lies eventually lead to the truth? And don't all my stories, true or false, tend toward the sa...
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Listen, Tar, ... This is the real problem: whatever happens, I shall always defend you against the f...
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In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we d...
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An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.
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Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly
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We rarely confide in those who are better than we are
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In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer
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Life is a sum of all your choices.
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Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.
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Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a roma...
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Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, e...
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In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that make...
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Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
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At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
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Por eso resulta tan desgarrador el amor de los hombres. No pueden evitar separarse de lo que aman.
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My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the mi...
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Let's not worry. It's too late now. It will always be too late, fortunately!
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There is no longer a single idea explaining everything, but an infinite number of essences giving a ...
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Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived, a dark wind had been rising toward me from somewhere dee...
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Thus I draw from the absurd three consequences, which are my
revolt, my freedom, and my passion...
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The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.
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Le fameux discours de Saint-Just a ainsi tous les airs d'une étude théologique. "Louis [XVI] étra...
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I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for moder...
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love
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In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion
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Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian
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There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible.
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... We need the sweet pain of anticipation to tell us we are really alive.
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Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été.
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The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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This heart within me I can feel, and I judge that it exists. This world I can touch, and I likewise ...
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But what then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's dee...
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I have a very old and very faithful attachment for dogs. I like them because they always forgive.
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People don't love each other at our age, Marthe—they please each other, that's all. Later on, when...
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She was wearing a pair of my pajamas with the sleeves rolled up. When she laughed I wanted her again...
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