Best 5 Albert Camus Quotations About Art, Life, Love And Death

Check out my best 5 Albert Camus quotations picked from various sources.

Albert Camus, the existentialist writer is known for the concept of the Absurd and the notion of Revolt.

Among all his writings, Camus’s fame comes largely from the three novels published during his lifetime, which include, “The Stranger“, “The Plague” and “The Fall”. And together with his two major philosophical essays, “The Myth of Sisyphus” and “The Rebel’.

best 5 Albert Camus quotations

In 1975, this French philosopher, author, and journalist won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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“I continue to believe that this world has no ultimate meaning. But I know that something in it has meaning and that is man, because he is the only creature to insist on having one.” – Albert Camus

“Je continue à croire que ce monde n’a pas de sens supérieur. Mais je sais que quelque chose en lui a du sens et c’est l’homme, parce qu’il est le seul être à exiger d’en avoir.” (French)

(Resistance, Rebellion, And Death By Albert Camus, Translated By Justin O’ Brien, Knopf, 1961, Letter To A German Friend, Fourth Letter, July 1944, P. 28)

(This quote is also found in: Albert Camus: From The Absurd To Revolt By John Foley, Routledge, 2014, 2. Camus And Combat, Letters To A German Friend, P. 30,

(Another source of the quote is found in: Bloom’s BioCritiques Albert Camus Edited And With An Introduction by Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, 2003, Exile, Revolt And Redemption: The Writing Of Albert Camus by Jenn McKee, P. 65)

(The quote inFrench is found in: Selected Political Writings By Albert Camus, Edited By Jonathan H. King, Methuen Educational, 1981, P. 66)


“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” – Albert Camus

“Les hommes doivent vivre et créer. Vivre jusqu’aux larmes.” (French)

(Notebooks, 1935-1942 By Albert Camus, Translated By Philip Thody, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978, P. 51)

(The quote is also find in: Carnets 1935-1942 By Albert Camus, Translated By Philip Malcolm Waller Thody, H. Hamilton, 1963, P. 28)


“You know, a man always judges himself by the balance he can strike between the needs of his body and the demands of his mind.” – Albert Camus

“Un homme se juge toujours à l’équilibre qu’il sait apporter entre les besoins de son corps et exigences de son esprit.” (French)

(A Happy Death By Albert Camus, Translated From The French By Richard Howard, Part I, Ch. 4)

(The quote is also found in: A Happy Death, Volume 865 by Albert Camus, Vintage Books, 1973, P. 36)


“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.” – Albert Camus

“Les gens se dépêchent alors de juger pour ne pas l’être eux-mêmes.” (French)

(The Fall By Albert Camus, Translated By Justin O’Brien, Knopf, 1956, P. 21)

(The quote is also found in: The Fall By Albert Camus, Translated By Justin O’Brien, Knopf, 1960, P. 80)

(The quote in French is found in: La Chute By Albert Camus, 1956, P. 59)


“Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.” – Albert Camus

“Vérité, comme la lumière; aveugle. Le mensonge, au contraire, est un beau crépuscule qui améliore chaque objet.” (French)

(The Fall By Albert Camus, Translated By Justin O’Brien, Vintage Books, 1956, P. 41)

(The quote is also found in: The Fall Volume 223 By Albert Camus, Translated By Justin O’Brien, Knopf 1957, P. 120)

(This quote in French is found in: La Chute By Albert Camus, Gallimard, 1956, P. 89)


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