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Quote of Albert Camus - True artists scorn nothing: they are...


Biography - Albert Camus:

French philosopher, author, and journalist. Nobel Prize in Literature (1957).
Born: 1913 - Died: 1960
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria

True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Les vrais artistes ne méprisent rien ; ils s’obligent à comprendre au lieu de juger.

German
Die wahren Künstler betrachten nichts mit Verachtung; sie fühlen sich verpflichtet, zu verstehen, nicht zu richten.




See also 

See also...



Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.

I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.

The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.




Quotes for: to understand


Quotes

Quotes for: to understand


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.





The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.





Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.





Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.





It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.











Quotes for: judgement


Quotes

Quotes for: judgement


Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.





Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.





A judgment can be refuted, but never a prejudice.





It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.





Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.





Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.











Quotes for: artist


Quotes

Quotes for: artist


Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.





The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.





Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.





Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.





Great artists have no country.





Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.











Quotes

Albert Camus also said...


The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.





In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.





Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.












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