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Albert Camus
(7 Nov 1913 - 1 Apr 1960)

French author, journalist and philosopher who was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote fiction and essays, and was also active in the theater as a producer and playwright. His philosophical writings portrayed absurdism and existentialism.

Science Quotes by Albert Camus (4 quotes)

I know with sure and certain knowledge that a man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
— Albert Camus
In Lyrical and Critical Essays (1967), 14.
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I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
— Albert Camus
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Understanding the world for a man is reducing it to the human, stamping it with his seal.
— Albert Camus
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You tell me of an invisible planetary system in which electrons gravitate around a nucleus. You explain this world to me with an image. I realize that you have been reduced to poetry. … So that science that was to teach me everything ends up in a hypothesis, that lucidity founders in metaphor, that uncertainty is resolved in a work of art.
— Albert Camus
In Albert Camus and Justin O’Brien (trans.), 'An Absurd Reasoning', The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (1955), 15.
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