We are all special causes

camus1   Albert Camus-Quotes
“Rule: Start by looking for what is valid in every man.”

“Youth is above all a collection of possibilities.”
“Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then.I had the whole sky in my eyes and it was blue and gold”
“A person's life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.”
"Life is a sum of all your choices".So, what are you doing today?”

Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people."
“But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.”
“Integrity has no need of rules”
“There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.”
“I love life - that’s my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life.”
“There is not love of life without despair about life.”
“...the habit of despair is worse than despair itself.”
“We're going forward, but nothing changes.”
“Here lives a free man. Nobody serves him.”
“We have to live and let live in order to create what we are.”
”If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.”
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”
“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”
“What is a rebel? A man who says no.”
“We are all born mad, some remain so”
“Live to the point of tears.”
“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”
“To feel absolutely right is the beginning of the end.”
“The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself.”
“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.”
“What made me run away was doubtless not so much the fear of settling down, but of settling down permanently in something ugly.”
“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”
“The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action.”
“Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.”
“Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.”
“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 don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?”
“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn't.”
“I had only a little time left and I didn't want to waste it on God.”
“Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.”
“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”
“There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.”
“The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding.”
“Every ideology is contrary to human psychology.”
“Every rebellion implies some kind of unity.”
“Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.”
“It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.”
“Liberty is the right not to lie.”
“Whatever prevents you from doing your work has become your work.”
“It is immoral not to tell.”
“No ends, simply means.”
“Am well. Thinking of you always. Love”


"What I'm sure of is that you can't be happy without money. That's all. I don't like superficiality and I don't like romanticism. I like to be conscious. And what I've noticed is that there's a kind of spiritual snobbism in certain 'superior beings' who think that money isn't necessary for happiness. Which is stupid, which is false, and to a certain degree cowardly.... For a man who is well born, being happy is never complicated. It's enough to take up the general fate, only not with the will for renunciation like so many fake great men, but with the will for happiness. Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience. And in almost every case, we use up our lives making money, when we should be using our money to gain time. That's the only problem that's ever interested me.... To have money is to have time. That's my main point. Time can be bought. Everything can be bought. To be or to become rich is to have time to be happy, if you deserve it.... Everything for happiness, against the world which surrounds us with its violence and its stupidity.... All the cruelty of our civilization can be measured by this one axiom: happy nations have no history.”
"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

 

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