"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Albert Camus on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Albert Camus on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Albert Camus on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Albert Camus on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Albert Camus on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face."
"The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone."
"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful."
"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession."
"Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others."