15 Famous Lines by Albert Camus that Perfectly Deals with the Existentialist Angst of Our Times

We bring the wisdom of Camus through some of his thought-provoking quotes in this story.

One of the greatest writers of modern times, Albert Camus, was a French man of Algerian origin who rose to fame as a playwright, novelist whose philosophical essays have given a deep insight into existentialism. He won a Nobel Prize for his contribution to literature in 1957 at 44 –the second-youngest winner of the prestigious award. Camus’ works are full of fierce defiance against the oppression of all kinds, making him a hero of the oppressed.

We take a look at fifteen quotes of Camus, which shall strike a deep chord within you.

“Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened, and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her.”

“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief; he must create happiness.”

“Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.”

“It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”

“No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.”

“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger, it would almost be easy to live.”

“It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.”

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

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

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.

“Always go too far because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”

“No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

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

Camus’quotes inspiremillions of people across the world through his memorable works like L’Étrangerand Le Mythe de Sisyphe, which present his concepts of ‘Absurd’ and ‘Revolt’. Let us honour him by becoming the voice of human conscience and igniting our philosophical insight.

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