What I’m sure of is that you can’t be happy without money. That’s all.

I don’t like superficiality and I don’t like romanticism. I like to be conscious.

And what I’ve noticed is that there’s a kind of spiritual snobbism in certain ‘superior beings’ who think that money isn’t necessary for happiness.

Which is stupid, which is false, and to a certain degree cowardly….

For a man who is well born, being happy is never complicated.

It’s enough to take up the general fate, only not with the will for renunciation like so many fake great men, but with the will for happiness.

Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time.

Happiness, too, is a long patience.

And in almost every case, we use up our lives making money, when we should be using our money to gain time.

That’s the only problem that’s ever interested me….

To have money is to have time. That’s my main point.

Time can be bought. Everything can be bought.

To be or to become rich is to have time to be happy, if you deserve it….

Everything for happiness, against the world which surrounds us with its violence and its stupidity….

All the cruelty of our civilization can be measured by this one axiom: happy nations have no history.

Albert Camus (1913–1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history.

Camus was born in Algeria (a French colony at the time) to French Pieds Noirs parents. His citizenship was French. He spent his childhood in a poor neighborhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers.

He was in Paris when the Germans invaded France during World War II in 1940. Camus tried to flee but finally joined the French Resistance where he served as editor-in-chief at Combat, an outlawed newspaper.

After the war, he was a celebrity figure and gave many lectures around the world. 

Philosophically, Camus‘s views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He is also considered to be an existentialist, even though he firmly rejected the term throughout his lifetime.