Did you know that Mr. Albert Camus died 63 years ago on January 4?

Mr. Albert Camus (1913-1960)
A picture taken from the internet

On January 4, 1960, French philosopher, journalist, and novelist, Mr. Albert Camus, died in a car accident. He was only 47 years old (https://bit.ly/3ieuOPJ). May his memory be as eternal as some of his thoughtful quotes, which may seem timely today more than ever. This is especially true in a world lacking love, which appears to be either authoritarian or careless. Sometimes both at once…

While preparing this post, Bambi learned that the great French singer, Mr. Serge Lama, ended his career at age 79 with an album called “Aimer” [“To Love”]. In it, he dedicated a song to Mr. Camus for whom he paid tribute with the following heartfelt words: “Oh Camus, I mourn you. My hero you remain. You who died of a Dostoyevsky in the heart“ (https://bit.ly/3VK32IG). If you wish, you can listen to this French song following some of Camus’ quotes.

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.

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 welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

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.

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.

Life is a sum of all your choices. So, what are you doing today?

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

Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love.

It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

Yes, everything is simple. It is people who complicate things.

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

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

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is”.

2 thoughts on “Did you know that Mr. Albert Camus died 63 years ago on January 4?”

    1. Bambi is SO happy you enjoyed the post. Coming from you Nina (i.e., given your expertise), it means a lot to Bambi ??!

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