Albert Camus (born 7 November 1913, died 4 January 1960) was a French author, journalist, and philosopher. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature, the second-youngest recipient after Rudyard Kipling, and the first African-born writer to receive the award. He died in a car accident two years after receiving the award.
Quotes on writing
- Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
- A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
- People can think only in images. If you want to be a philosopher, write novels.
- Those who write clearly have readers; those who write obscurely have commentators.