Albert Camus was a French Algerian author best known for his absurdist works such as ‘The Stranger’ and ‘The Plague.’ In 1957, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
During the 1940s, Albert Camus rose to prominence through his political journalism, novels, and essays. His most well-known works, such as The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947), are classic examples of absurdism. Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957 and died on January 4, 1960, in Burgundy, France.
Camus was born in Mondavi, French Algeria, on November 7, 1913. His pied-noir family didn’t have much money. Camus’ father was killed in action during World War I, and he was raised in a low-income neighborhood of Algiers by his mother, who was partially deaf.
Camus excelled in school and was accepted to the University of Algiers, where he majored in philosophy and played goalie for the soccer team. Following tuberculosis in 1930, he left the team and focused on academic studies. He had earned undergraduate and graduated degrees in philosophy by 1936.
21 Quotes Of Albert Camus
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”- Albert Camus
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. “- Albert Camus
” 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. “- Albert Camus
” Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. “- Albert Camus
” The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. “- Albert Camus
” Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. “- Albert Camus
” It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway. “- Albert Camus
” Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. “- Albert Camus
” All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door. “- Albert Camus
” He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. “- Albert Camus
” Integrity has no need of rules. “- Albert Camus
” Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. “- Albert Camus
” What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. “- Albert Camus
” The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. “- Albert Camus
” Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never. “- Albert Camus
” There is no love of life without despair of life. “- Albert Camus
” Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.”- Albert Camus
” It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. “- Albert Camus
” I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. “- Albert Camus