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Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “What an odd thing a diary is: the things you omit are more important than those you put in.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “The ideal of happiness has always taken material form in the house, whether cottage or castle; it stands for permanence and separation from the world.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “A foreign country can best be understood through its literature.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “There is only one good. And that is to act according to the dictates of one’s conscience.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Cooking is revolution and creation...”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “It’s only arrogance if you’re wrong.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Women have been burnt as witches simply because they were beautiful.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Whether you think of it as heavenly or as earthly, if you love life immortality is no consolation for death.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “The characteristic feature of all ethics is to consider human life as a game that can be won or lost and to teach man the means of winning.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “No existence can be validly fulfilled if it is limited to itself.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “It’s not a very big step from contentment to complacency.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “People seem to think that if you keep your head empty you automatically fill your balls.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “She was trying to get rid of a religious hangover.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Some things I loved have vanished. A great many others have been given to me.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “A man would never get the notion of writing a book on the peculiar situation of the human male.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “I think that where you go wrong is that you imagine that your reasons for living ought to fall on you, ready-made from heaven, whereas we have to find them for ourselves.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “You can’t assume the responsibility for everything you do or don’t do.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “A man attaches himself to woman – not to enjoy her, but to enjoy himself.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands – two equally harmful disciplines.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Every war, every revolution, demands the sacrifice of a generation, of a collectivity, by those who undertake it.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Art is an attempt to integrate evil.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Live with no time-out.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Ah, if only there were two of me, she thought, one who spoke and the other who listened, one who lived and one who watched, how I would love myself! I would envy no one.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “We must not confuse the present with the past. With regard to the past, no further action is possible.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Because we are separated everything separates us, even our efforts to join each other.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “The earthly meaning of eternal life was death, and she refused to die.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values, and it is impossible for me to examine this conviction with an objective eye.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “The torment that so many young women know, bound hand and foot by love and motherhood, without having forgotten their former dreams.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Why does one exist? That’s not my problem. One does exist. The thing to do is to take no notice but go at it on the run and to keep on going right on until you die.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Society turns away from the aged worker as though he belonged to another species. That is why the whole question is buried in a conspiracy of silence. Old age exposes the failure of our entire civilization.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Faith allows an evasion of those difficulties which the atheist confronts honestly. And to crown all, the believer derives a sense of great superiority from this very cowardice itself.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “If it is said men oppress women, the husband reacts indigntantly; he feels oppressed: he is; but in fact, it is the masculine code, the society developed by males and in their interest, that has defined the feminine condition in a form that is now for both sexes a source of distress.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Men’s economic privilege, their social value, the prestige of marriage, the usefulness of masculine support – all these encourage women to ardently want to please men. They are on the whole still in a state of serfdom. It follows that woman knows and chooses herself not as she exists for herself but as man defines her. She thus has to be described first as men dream of her since her being-for-men is one of the essential factors of her concrete condition.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “One is not born a woman, one becomes one.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “In a way, literature is true than life,′ he said to himself. ‘On paper, you say exactly and completely what you feel. How easy it is to break things off on paper! You hate, you shout, you kill, you commit suicide; you carry things to the very end. And that’s why it’s false. But it’s damned satisfying. In life, you’re constantly denying yourself, and others are always contradicting you. On paper, I make time stand still and I impose my convictions on the whole world; they become the only reality.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Existence must be asserted in the present if one does not want all life to be defined as an escape toward nothingness.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “The human species is forever in a state of change, forever becoming.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “Retirement revives the sorrow of parting, the feeling of abandonment, solitude and uselessness that is caused by the loss of some beloved person.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “He formed his sentences hesitantly and then threw them at me with such force that I felt as if I were receiving a present each time.”
Simone de Beauvoir Quote: “The fear of death never left me; I couldn’t get used to the thought; I would still sometimes shake and weep with terror. By contrast, the fact of existence here and now sometimes took on a glorious splendour.”
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