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The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.


Albert Camus

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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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Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.
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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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