Albert Camus quote

Albert Camus quote
Albert Camus quote

Don’t wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
Albert Camus, The Fall (1956)

Albert Camus was an Algerian-born French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. This Albert Camus quote is very inspirational and motivational. Come up with your own meaning of this quote. Do let me know what you think of this, in comments.

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  1. It’s a good one to think about. I had to read it several times. For me it means live your life to your highest desired standards every day.
    That is what I think today. I feel like it I keep reading it regularly it may mean different things on different days as i am always growing and changing.
    Thank you so much for your inspirational quotes. I really appreciate them.
    Maybe I’ll see one of mine on here one day. : )

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  2. Whoops. Reread comment…Maybe I’ll get my quotes on your site if I can spell correctly. Ha ha!

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  3. Every day we should face our end and our beginning. A day is a quiet universe – a world in an instant. Each day we need to face the edge, our edge and if we face it we will not be unprepared for great world events that overtake us and others. But ultimately we need to transcend ourselves, our individuality, and dip into the entire life of the universe and more specificaly the human and natural universe. In so doing we become a part of the flow of consciousness that some call the Christ and others name in other ways -the entity of creativity and love. And beyond this we may sense the ultimate reality that some name God and for whom others have other names. Awareness moment by moment requires immense bravery – but transcendance to awarenes of others and the other requires absolute courage. Let us go there!!!

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  4. “The Fall” (La Chute) is the novel, in which Camus describes a man’s life as a lie. “All I’ve written”, he is quoted, “was a lie”. In “The Fall” he covers his role as an admired author, a man he wants to be, but not as the man he is. This is his last judgment. RenΓ© Girard did some comments on Camus and Hemingway – striking attitudes, not writing literature. Sorry for that.

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  5. Great quote! Thank you for sharing! My simpleton perspective of this quote is “Don’t wait!” So much of life, or the state of truly living one’s dreams, desires, wishes and goals are simply put off because we are waiting on something. We are thinking about our life in the end, but missing the importance of this day. Stop putting off life–the reality is NOW.

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  6. Hi I was trying to like this, and something else you shared; but the like button doesn’t seem to be working for me. So thanks for sharing. Nice quote!

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