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Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I haven’t any troubles, I have some money like a gentleman of leisure, no boss, no wife, no children; I exist, that’s all. And that particular trouble is so vague, so metaphysical, that I am ashamed of it.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Existentialism is not atheist in the sense that it would exhaust itself in demonstrations of the non-existence of God. It declares, rather, that even if God existed that would make no difference from its point of view. Not that we believe God does exist, but we think that the real problem is not that of His existence; what man needs is to find himself again and to understand that nothing can save him from himself, not even a valid proof of the existence of God.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “But time is too large, it can’t be filled up. Everything you plunge into it is stretched and disintegrates. That gesture, for instance, the red hand picking up the cards and fumbling: it is all flabby. It would have to be ripped apart and tailored inside.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Everything happens to every man as though the whole human race had its eyes fixed upon what he is doing and regulated its conduct accordingly.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I consented to die in his place; his life had no more value than mine; no life had value. They were going to slap a man up against a wall and shoot at him till he died, whether it was I or Gris or somebody else made no difference. I knew he was more useful than I to the cause of Spain but I thought to hell with Spain and anarchy; nothing was important.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I am on the same plane specific object and free subject but never the two at the same time and always the one haunted by the Other.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “To forget about the others? How utterly absurd! I feel you there, in every pore. Your silence clamors in my ears. You can nail up your mouth, cut your tongue out – but you can’t prevent your being there.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “If I didn’t try to assume responsibility for my own existence, it would seem utterly absurd to go on existing.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “My existence began to worry me seriously. Was I not a simple spectre?”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Human feeling. That’s beyond my range. I’m rotten to the core.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Every sound comes into my ears dirty because you’ve heard it on the way.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Anny hasn’t changed her letter paper, I wonder if she still buys it at the little stationer’s in Piccadilly. I think that she has also kept her coiffure, her heavy blonde locks she didn’t want to cut. She must struggle patiently in front of mirrors to save her face: it isn’t vanity or fear of growing old; she wants to stay as she is, just as she is. Perhaps this is what I liked best in her, this austere loyalty to her most insignificant features.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “All was fullness and all was active, there was no weakness in time, all, even the least perceptible stirring, was made of existence. And all these existents which bustled about this tree came from nowhere and were going nowhere.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “You see a woman, you think that one day she’ll be old, only you don’t see her grow old. But there are moments when you think you see her grow old and feel yourself growing old with her: this is the feeling of adventure.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Don’t you ever get taken that way? When I can’t see myself I begin to wonder if I really and truly exist. I pat myself just to make sure, but it doesn’t help much.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “No, my child, these things are impossible. It would have been better if she had recognize the truth courageously. She would have suffered once, then time would have erased with its sponge. There is nothing like looking things in the face, believe me.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Madame Picard believed that a child should be allowed to read anything: ‘A book never does any harm if it is well written.’ While she was there, I had once asked permission to read Madame Bovary and my mother, in an oversweet voice, had said: ‘But if my darling reads books like that at his age, what will he do when he grows up?’ ‘I shall live them!’ This reply had met with the most complete and lasting success.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “But for me there is neither Monday nor Sunday: there are days which pass in disorder, and then, sudden lightning like this one. Nothing has changed and yet everything is different. I can’t describe it, it’s like the Nausea and yet it’s just the opposite: at last an adventure happens to me and when I question myself I see that it happens that I am myself and that I am here; I am the one who splits in the night, I am as happy as the hero of a novel.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “My passion was dead. For years it had rolled over and submerged me; now I felt empty. But that wasn’t the worst: before me, posed with a sort of indolence, was a voluminous, insipid idea. I did not see clearly what it was, but it sickened me so much I couldn’t look at it.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “The truth is that I can’t put down my pen: I think I’m going to have the Nausea and I feel as though I’m delaying it while writing. So I write whatever comes into my mind.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Unity may be achieved under a strong man, but the time comes when a people must stop looking for a savior and take responsibility for their own future.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “The flesh is the pure contingency of presence.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Can you justify your existence then?”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Man is fully responsible for his nature, choices and lifestyle.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “My odd feelings of the other week seem to me quite ridiculous today: I can no longer enter into them.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Nothingness carries being in its heart.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “There is something I longed for more than all the rest – without realizing it properly. It wasn’t love, heaven forbid, nor glory, nor wealth. It was... anyway, I had imagined that at certain moments my life could take on a rare and precious quality.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “They are young and well built, they have another thirty years ahead of them. So they don’t hurry, they take their time, and they are quite right. Once they have been to bed together, they will have to find something else to conceal the enormous absurdity of their existence.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “To exist is simply to he there; those who exist let themselves be encountered, but you can never deduce anything from them.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Everything happens to every man as if the entire human race were staring at him and measuring itself by what he does. So every man ought to be asking himself, “Am I really a man who is entitled to act in such a way that the entire human race should be measuring itself by my actions?” And if he does not ask himself that, he masks his anguish.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I can’t explain what I see. To anyone. There: I am quietly slipping into the water’s depths, towards fear. I am alone in the midst of these happy, reasonable voices. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven’s name, why is it so important to think the same things all together.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Everything looks so much alike that you wonder how people got the idea of inventing names, to make distinctions.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “He yawned; he had finished the day, and he had also finished with his youth. Various tried and proved rules of conduct had already discreetly offered him their services: disillusioned epicureanism, smiling tolerance, resignation, flat seriousness, stoicism – all the aids whereby a man may savor, minute by minute, like a connoisseur, the failure of a life... ‘I have attained the age of reason.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “When she was in Djibouti and I was in Aden, and I used to go and see her for twenty-four hours, she managed to multiply the misunderstandings between us until there were exactly sixty minutes before I had to leave; sixty minutes, just long enough to make you feel the seconds passing one by one.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “We stay silent for a moment. Evening is coming on; I can hardly make out the pale spot of her face. Her black dress melts with the shadow which floods the room. I pick up my cup mechanically, there’s a little tea left in it and I bring it to my lips. The tea is cold. I want to smoke but I don’t dare. I have the terrible feeling that we have nothing more to say to one another.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I felt that the success of the enterprise was in my hands: the moment had an obscure meaning which had to be trimmed and perfected; certain motions had to be made, certain words spoken: I staggered under the weight of my responsibility.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I must wash myself clean with abstract thoughts, transparent as water.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “How far away from them I feel, up on this hill. It seems to me that I belong to another species.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Before beginning this treatise, he wanted the advice of The Baboon, his philosophy prof. “Excuse me, sir,” he said at the end of a class, “could anyone claim that we don’t exist?” The Baboon said no. “Goghito,” he said, “ergo zum. You exist because you doubt your existence.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “He raised himself on his hands and looked at Irene’s face: the nudity of that feminine body had risen into her face, the body had reabsorbed it, as nature reabsorbs forsaken gardens.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I scraped my heel against this black claw: I wanted to peel off some of the bark. For no reason at all, out of defiance, to make the bare pink appear absurd on the tanned leather: to play with the absurdity of the world. But, when I drew my heel back, I saw that the bark was still black.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “But the end is there, transforming everything. For us, the man is already the hero of the story. His moroseness, his money troubles are much more precious than ours, they are all gilded by the light of future passions.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “You didn’t succeed. Well, what of that? There’s nothing to prove, you know, and the revolution’s not a question of virtue but of effectiveness. There is no heaven. There’s work to be done, that’s all. And you must do what you’re cut out for; all the better if it comes easy to you. The best work is not the work that takes the most sacrifice. It’s the work in which you can best succeed.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “A little more and I would have fallen into the mirror trap. I avoided it, but only to fall into the window trap: with nothing to do, my arms dangling, I go over to the window.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “I’m not obstinate, I’m highly strung: I don’t know how to let myself go. I must always think of what is happening to me – it’s a form of self-protection.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “When you want to understand something you stand in front of it, alone, without help: all the past in the world is of no use.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Lucien thought with bitter pleasure that his parents found him looking fine. “I don’t exist.” He closed his eyes and let himself drift: existence is an illusion because I know I don t exist, all I have to do is plug my ears and not think about anything and I’ll become nothingness.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “But this richness was lost in confusion and finally was no more because it was too much.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “Man lives in the midst of images. Literature offers him a critical image of himself.”
Jean-Paul Sartre Quote: “What makes or breaks a man is not what people think of him, but what he thinks of himself.”
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