Albert Camus

"And often he who has chosen the fate of the artist because he felt himself to be different soon realizes that he can maintain neither his art nor his difference unless he admits that he is like the others. The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from."
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
"Live to the point of tears."
"Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present."
"Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day."
"If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it."
"It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners."
"Beauty, no doubt, does not make revolutions. But a day will come when revolutions will have need of beauty."
"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."
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
"Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is."
"The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."