Our Favorite Albert Camus Quotes

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Happy (early) birthday, Albert Camus!

 

Camus, renowned French novelist, essayist and playwright, was born on November 7th, 1913 in French Algeria. His is best known for his absurdist works,  including The Stranger (1942), The Plague (1947), and The Fall (1956). He won the Novel Prize for literature in 1957.  

 

Here are some of our favorite quotes by Albert Camus:

 

“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.”

 

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

 

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

 

“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”

 

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”