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Albert Camus
1913-1960 (Age at death: 47 approx.)

Albert Camus (French pronunciation: [albɛʁ kamy]) (7 November 1913 - 4 January 1960) was a French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He is often cited as a proponent of existentialism (the philosophy that he was associated with during his own lifetime), but Camus himself refused this particular label. Specifically, his views contributed to the rise of the more current philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.

In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which (according to the book Albert Camus, une vie by Olivier Todd) was a group opposed to some tendencies of the surrealistic movement of André Breton. Camus was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (after Rudyard Kipling) when he became the first Africa-born writer to receive the award, in 1957. He is also the shortest-lived of any literature laureate to date, having died in an automobile accident just over two years after receiving the award.

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In such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners."

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Albert Camus

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
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The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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Albert Camus

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.


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The truth is that every intelligent man, as you know, dreams of being a gangster and of ruling over society by force alone.

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Albert Camus

The truth is that every intelligent man, as you know, dreams of being a gangster and of ruling over society by force alone.

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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.

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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.
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