Camus The Rebel Famous Quotes & Sayings

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In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself - limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it
Human rebellion ends in metaphysical revolution. It progresses from appearances to acts, from the dandy to the revolutionary.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Human rebellion ends in metaphysical revolution. It progresses from appearances to acts, from the dandy
When the throne of God is overturned, the rebel realizes that it is now his own responsibility to create the justice, order, and unity that he sought in vain within his own condition, and in this way to justify the fall of God. Then begins the desperate effort to create, at the price of crime and murder if necessary, the dominion of man.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: When the throne of God is overturned, the rebel realizes that it is now his
Christ, for Nietzsche as for Tolstoy, is not a rebel. The essence of His doctrine is
summed up in total consent and in nonresistance to evil. Thou shalt not kill, even to prevent killing. The
world must be accepted as it is, nothing must be added to its unhappiness, but you must consent to suffer
personally from the evil it contains. The kingdom of heaven is within our immediate reach. It is only an
inner inclination which allows us to make our actions coincide with these principles and which can give
us immediate salvation. Not faith but deeds - that, according to Nietzsche, is Christ's message. From then
on, the history of Christianity is nothing but a long betrayal of
this message. The New Testament is already corrupted, and from the time of Paul to the Councils,
subservience to faith leads to the neglect of deeds.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Christ, for Nietzsche as for Tolstoy, is not a rebel. The essence of His doctrine
The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was butting one's head against a wall.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in
Conformity is one of the nihilistic temptations of rebellion which dominate a large part of our intellectual history. It demonstrates how the rebel who takes to action is tempted to succumb, if he forgets his origins, to the most absolute conformity. And so it explains the twentieth century. Lautreamont, who is usually hailed as the bard of pure rebellion, on the contrary proclaims the advent of the taste for intellectual servitude which flourishes in the contemporary world.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Conformity is one of the nihilistic temptations of rebellion which dominate a large part of
The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does evil. The value which supports him is never given to him once and for all - he must fight to uphold it, unceasingly.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does
But we have not yet reached that point. For the moment, Ivan offers us only the tortured face of the rebel
plunged in the abyss, incapable of action, torn between the idea of his own innocence and the desire to
kill. He hates the death penalty because it is the image of the human condition, and, at the same time, he
is drawn to crime. Because he has taken the side of mankind, solitude is his lot. With him the rebellion of
reason culminates in madness.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: But we have not yet reached that point. For the moment, Ivan offers us only
Logically, one should reply that murder and rebellion are contradictory. If a single master should, in fact,
be killed, the rebel, in a certain way, is no longer justified in using the term community of men from which
he derived his justification.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Logically, one should reply that murder and rebellion are contradictory. If a single master should,
Metaphysical rebellion is the movement by which man protests against his condition and against the
whole of creation. It is metaphysical because it contests the ends of man and of creation. The slave
protests against the condition in which he finds himself within his state of slavery; the metaphysical rebel
protests against the condition in which he finds himself as a man. The rebel slave affirms that there is
something in him that will not tolerate the manner in which his master treats him; the metaphysical rebel
declares that he is frustrated by the universe. For both of them, it is not only a question of pure and simple
negation. In both cases, in fact, we find a value judgment in the name of which the rebel refuses to
approve the condition in which he finds himself.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Metaphysical rebellion is the movement by which man protests against his condition and against thewhole
What is a rebel? A man who says no.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: What is a rebel? A man who says no.
I would say that my great political awakening was really born on Okinawa, reading Albert Camus: the "Neither Victims nor Executioners" essay and The Rebel. I was an eighteen-year-old kid. I hated myself. I hated my life. I thought nobody wanted me.Sam Hamill Camus The Rebel Sayings By Sam Hamill: I would say that my great political awakening was really born on Okinawa, reading Albert
Tyrants conduct monologues above a million solitudes. - ALBERT CAMUS, THE REBELClive James Camus The Rebel Sayings By Clive James: Tyrants conduct monologues above a million solitudes. - ALBERT CAMUS, THE REBEL
The logic of the rebel is to want to serve justice so
as not to add to the injustice of the human condition, to insist on plain language so as not to increase the
universal falsehood, and to wager, in spite of human misery, for happiness.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: The logic of the rebel is to want to serve justice soas not to add
Freedom, "that terrible word inscribed on the chariot of the storm," is the motivating principle of all revolutions. Without it, justice seems inconceivable to the rebel's mind. There comes a time, however, when justice demands the suspension of freedom. Then terror, on a grand or small scale, makes its appearance to consummate the revolution. Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. But one day nostalgia takes up arms and assumes the responsibility of total guilt; in other words, adopts murder and violence.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Freedom, "that terrible word inscribed on the chariot of the storm," is the motivating principle
[As part of Camus' refusal to debate his political enemies publicly after their vitriolic responses to the publication of 'The Rebel'] At this point, the least sentence I might say will be used in a way that disgusts me in advance ... It would be impossible for me in that case to continue expressing myself with academic politeness. I am mistaken for a deliberately polite man whom one may insult in all safety.Olivier Todd Camus The Rebel Sayings By Olivier Todd: [As part of Camus' refusal to debate his political enemies publicly after their vitriolic responses
If a contract, either civil or natural, could still bind the
king and his people, there would be a mutual obligation; the will of the people could not set itself up as
absolute judge to pronounce absolute judgment. Therefore it is necessary to prove that no agreement
binds the people and the king. In order to prove that the people are themselves the embodiment of eternal
truth it is necessary to demonstrate that royalty is the embodiment of eternal crime. Saint-Just, therefore,
postulates that every king is a rebel or a usurper. He is a rebel against the people whose absolute
sovereignty he usurps. Monarchy is not a king, "it is crime." Not a crime, but crime itself, says Saint-Just;
in other words, absolute profanation.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: If a contract, either civil or natural, could still bind theking and his people, there
Therefore the first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to
realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers
from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe. The malady experienced by a single
man becomes a mass plague. In our daily trials rebellion plays the same role as does the "cogito" in the
realm of thought: it is the first piece of evidence. But this evidence lures the individual from his solitude.
It founds its first value on the whole human race. I rebel - therefore we exist.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Therefore the first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is
Analysis of rebellion leads at least to the suspicion that, contrary to the postulates of contemporary thought, a human nature does exist, as the Greeks believed. Why rebel if there is nothing permanent in oneself worth preserving? ... Rebellion, though apparently negative, since it creates nothing, is profoundly positive in that it reveals the part of man which must always be defended.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Analysis of rebellion leads at least to the suspicion that, contrary to the postulates of
I rebel - therefore we existAlbert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: I rebel - therefore we exist
What is a rebel? Someone who says no. But saying no does not mean giving up: it also means saying yes, with every gesture.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: What is a rebel? Someone who says no. But saying no does not mean giving
Resentment is always resentment against oneself. The
rebel, on the contrary, from his very first step, refuses to allow anyone to touch what he is. He is fighting
for the integrity of one part of his being. He does not try, primarily, to conquer, but simply to impose.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: Resentment is always resentment against oneself. Therebel, on the contrary, from his very first step,
I rebel; therefore I exist.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: I rebel; therefore I exist.
What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply
On the level of
history, as in individual life, murder is thus a desperate exception or it is nothing. The disturbance that it
brings to the order of things offers no hope of a future; it is an exception and therefore it can be neither
utilitarian nor systematic as the purely historical attitude would have it. It is the limit that can be reached
but once, after which one must die. The rebel has only one way of reconciling himself with his act of
murder if he allows himself to be led into performing it: to accept his own death and sacrifice. He kills
and dies so that it shall be clear that murder is impossible. He demonstrates that, in reality, he prefers the
"We are" to the "We shall be." The calm happiness of Kaliayev in his prison, the serenity of Saint-Just
when he walks toward the scaffold, are explained in their turn. Beyond that farthest frontier, con-tradition
and nihilism begin.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: On the level ofhistory, as in individual life, murder is thus a desperate exception or
In order to exist, man must rebel.Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: In order to exist, man must rebel.
All rebel thought, as we
have seen, is expressed either in rhetoric or in a closed universe. The rhetoric of ramparts in Lucretius, the
convents and isolated castles of Sade, the island or the lonely rock of the romantics, the solitary heights of
Nietzsche, the primeval seas of Lautreamont, the parapets of Rimbaud, the terrifying castles of the
surrealists, which spring up in a storm of flowers, the prison, the nation behind barbed wire, the
concentration camps, the empire of free slaves, all illustrate, after their own fashion, the same need for
coherence and unity. In these sealed worlds, man can reign and have knowledge at last.
Albert Camus Camus The Rebel Sayings By Albert Camus: All rebel thought, as wehave seen, is expressed either in rhetoric or in a closed