Literary Birthday - 7 November
Happy Birthday, Albert Camus, born 7 November 1913, died 4 January 1960
Ten Albert Camus Quotes
- 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.
- In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
- You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
- There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
- The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
- Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
- It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
- 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.
Camus was a French author, journalist, and philosopher. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, after Rudyard Kipling, and the first African-born writer to receive the award. He died in a car accident two years after receiving the award.
by Amanda Patterson
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