To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one’s landlady.
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment, it is all that links them together.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.
Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.