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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (, US also ; French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines.

Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with prominent feminist and fellow existentialist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir. Together, Sartre and de Beauvoir challenged the cultural and social assumptions and expectations of their upbringings, which they considered bourgeois, in both lifestyles and thought. The conflict between oppressive, spiritually destructive conformity (mauvaise foi, literally, 'bad faith') and an "authentic" way of "being" became the dominant theme of Sartre's early work, a theme embodied in his principal philosophical work Being and Nothingness (L'Être et le Néant, 1943). Sartre's introduction to his philosophy is his work Existentialism Is a Humanism (L'existentialisme est un humanisme, 1946), originally presented as a lecture.

He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature despite attempting to refuse it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution."

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Freedom only gives you something to be sorry for. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Freedom only gives you something to be sorry for....

Freedom only gives you something to be sorry for.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: We are in hell, my dear, there is never a mistake and people are not damned for nothing. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: We are in hell, my dear, there is never a mistake and people are not damned for nothing....

We are in hell, my dear, there is never a mistake and people are not damned for nothing.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: It isn't freedom from. It's freedom to. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: It isn't freedom from. It's freedom to....

It isn't freedom from. It's freedom to.

--Jean-Paul Sartre


quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Once freedom lights its beacon in a man's heart, the gods are powerless against him. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Once freedom lights its beacon in a man's heart, the gods are powerless against him....

Once freedom lights its beacon in a man's heart, the gods are powerless against him.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough....

One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Life has no meaning a priori. It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Life has no meaning a priori. It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the mea...

Life has no meaning a priori. It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: The appearance of the other in the world corresponds therefore to a congealed sliding of the whole universe. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: The appearance of the other in the world corresponds therefore to a congealed sliding of the whole u...

The appearance of the other in the world corresponds therefore to a congealed sliding of the whole universe.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: If you seek authenticity for authenticity's sake you are no longer authentic. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: If you seek authenticity for authenticity's sake you are no longer authentic....

If you seek authenticity for authenticity's sake you are no longer authentic.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being like a worm. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being like a worm....

Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being like a worm.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: The past is the luxury of proprietors. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: The past is the luxury of proprietors....

The past is the luxury of proprietors.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Now I am weary and I can no longer tell good from Evil, and I need someone to show me the way. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Now I am weary and I can no longer tell good from Evil, and I need someone to show me the way....

Now I am weary and I can no longer tell good from Evil, and I need someone to show me the way.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die. with background image:

When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. with background image:

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: In reality, people read because they want to write. Anyway, reading is a sort of rewriting. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: In reality, people read because they want to write. Anyway, reading is a sort of rewriting....

In reality, people read because they want to write. Anyway, reading is a sort of rewriting.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I will not be modest. Humble, as much as you like, but not modest. Modesty is the virtue of the lukewarm. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I will not be modest. Humble, as much as you like, but not modest. Modesty is the virtue of the luke...

I will not be modest. Humble, as much as you like, but not modest. Modesty is the virtue of the lukewarm.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Jazz is like bananas -- it must be consumed on the spot. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Jazz is like bananas -- it must be consumed on the spot....

Jazz is like bananas -- it must be consumed on the spot.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: This cold is so pure, this night so pure: am I myself not a wave of icy air? With neither blood, nor lymph, nor flesh. Flowing down this lo… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: This cold is so pure, this night so pure: am I myself not a wave of icy air? With neither blood, nor...

This cold is so pure, this night so pure: am I myself not a wave of icy air? With neither blood, nor lymph, nor flesh. Flowing down this long canal towards the pallor down there. To be nothing but coldness.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Once they have been to bed together, they will have to find something else to conceal the enormous absurdity of their existence. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Once they have been to bed together, they will have to find something else to conceal the enormous a...

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 by Jean-Paul Sartre: If a Jew is fascinated by Christians it is not because of their virtues, which he values little, but because they represent anonymity, huma… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: If a Jew is fascinated by Christians it is not because of their virtues, which he values little, but...

If a Jew is fascinated by Christians it is not because of their virtues, which he values little, but because they represent anonymity, humanity without race.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Uncalled-for aggression arouses the hatred of the civilian population. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Uncalled-for aggression arouses the hatred of the civilian population....

Uncalled-for aggression arouses the hatred of the civilian population.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Ah! Do not judge the gods, young man, they have painful secrets. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Ah! Do not judge the gods, young man, they have painful secrets....

Ah! Do not judge the gods, young man, they have painful secrets.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Emotion is first of all and in principle an accident. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Emotion is first of all and in principle an accident....

Emotion is first of all and in principle an accident.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: With a little luck that epoch may arrive. I am on the side of those who think that things will go better when the world has changed. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: With a little luck that epoch may arrive. I am on the side of those who think that things will go be...

With a little luck that epoch may arrive. I am on the side of those who think that things will go better when the world has changed.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I was escaping from Nature and at last becoming myself, that Other whom I was aspiring to be in the eyes of others. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I was escaping from Nature and at last becoming myself, that Other whom I was aspiring to be in the ...

I was escaping from Nature and at last becoming myself, that Other whom I was aspiring to be in the eyes of others.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Some men are born committed to action: they do not have a choice, they have been thrown on a path, at the end of that path, an act awaits t… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Some men are born committed to action: they do not have a choice, they have been thrown on a path, a...

Some men are born committed to action: they do not have a choice, they have been thrown on a path, at the end of that path, an act awaits them, their act.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: The real nature of the present revealed itself: it was what exists, all that was not present did not exist. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: The real nature of the present revealed itself: it was what exists, all that was not present did not...

The real nature of the present revealed itself: it was what exists, all that was not present did not exist.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: The coward makes himself cowardly, the hero makes himself heroic. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: The coward makes himself cowardly, the hero makes himself heroic....

The coward makes himself cowardly, the hero makes himself heroic.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I am alone now. Not quite alone. Hovering in front of me is still this idea. It has rolled itself into a ball, it stays there like a large … with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I am alone now. Not quite alone. Hovering in front of me is still this idea. It has rolled itself in...

I am alone now. Not quite alone. Hovering in front of me is still this idea. It has rolled itself into a ball, it stays there like a large cat; it explains nothing, it does not move, and contents itself with saying no.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: It answers the question that was tormenting you: my love, you are not 'one thing in my life' -- not even the most important -- because my l… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: It answers the question that was tormenting you: my love, you are not 'one thing in my life' -- not ...

It answers the question that was tormenting you: my love, you are not 'one thing in my life' -- not even the most important -- because my life no longer belongs to me because...you are always me.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Man lives in the midst of images. Literature offers him a critical image of himself. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Man lives in the midst of images. Literature offers him a critical image of himself....

Man lives in the midst of images. Literature offers him a critical image of himself.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I am neither virgin nor priest enough to play with the inner life. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I am neither virgin nor priest enough to play with the inner life....

I am neither virgin nor priest enough to play with the inner life.

--Jean-Paul Sartre


quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Philosophy which does not help to illuminate the process of the liberation of the oppressed should be rejected. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Philosophy which does not help to illuminate the process of the liberation of the oppressed should b...

Philosophy which does not help to illuminate the process of the liberation of the oppressed should be rejected.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: A kiss without a moustache, they said then, is like an egg without salt; I will add to it: and it is like Good without Evil. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: A kiss without a moustache, they said then, is like an egg without salt; I will add to it: and it is...

A kiss without a moustache, they said then, is like an egg without salt; I will add to it: and it is like Good without Evil.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Consciousness is a being the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Consciousness is a being the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being....

Consciousness is a being the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: At an age when most children are playing hopscotch or with their dolls,you, poor child, who had no friends or toys, you toyed with dreams o… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: At an age when most children are playing hopscotch or with their dolls,you, poor child, who had no f...

At an age when most children are playing hopscotch or with their dolls,you, poor child, who had no friends or toys, you toyed with dreams of murder, because that is a game to play alone.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: 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 reabsorbe… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: He raised himself on his hands and looked at Irene's face: the nudity of that feminine body had rise...

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 by Jean-Paul Sartre: Be self-indulgent, and those who are also self-indulgent will like you. Tear your neighbor to pieces, and the other neighbors will laugh. B… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Be self-indulgent, and those who are also self-indulgent will like you. Tear your neighbor to pieces...

Be self-indulgent, and those who are also self-indulgent will like you. Tear your neighbor to pieces, and the other neighbors will laugh. But if you beat your soul, all souls will cry out.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: There is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love other than that which is manifested in loving. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: There is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love other than that which is mani...

There is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love other than that which is manifested in loving.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: All men are Prophets or else God does not exist. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: All men are Prophets or else God does not exist....

All men are Prophets or else God does not exist.

--Jean-Paul Sartre


quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him....

Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Ha! to forget. How childish! I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears. You may nail your mouth shut, you may cut out your to… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Ha! to forget. How childish! I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears. You may nail y...

Ha! to forget. How childish! I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears. You may nail your mouth shut, you may cut out your tongue, can you keep yourself from existing? Will you stop your thoughts.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I thought I saw Anny smiling. I try to refresh my memory: I need to feel all the tenderness that Anny inspires; it is there, this tendernes… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I thought I saw Anny smiling. I try to refresh my memory: I need to feel all the tenderness that Ann...

I thought I saw Anny smiling. I try to refresh my memory: I need to feel all the tenderness that Anny inspires; it is there, this tenderness, it is near me, only asking to be born. But the smile does not return: it is finished. I remain dry and empty.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: You have to talk to make sure you're alive. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: You have to talk to make sure you're alive....

You have to talk to make sure you're alive.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: The words I speak are too big for my mouth, they tear it; the load of destiny I bear is too heavy for my youth and has shattered it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: The words I speak are too big for my mouth, they tear it; the load of destiny I bear is too heavy fo...

The words I speak are too big for my mouth, they tear it; the load of destiny I bear is too heavy for my youth and has shattered it.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Why distort a past that can no longer stand up for itself? with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Why distort a past that can no longer stand up for itself?...

Why distort a past that can no longer stand up for itself?

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: So I was a poodle of the future; I made prophecies. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: So I was a poodle of the future; I made prophecies....

So I was a poodle of the future; I made prophecies.

--Jean-Paul Sartre


quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Il n'y a pas d'autre univers qu'un univers humain, l'univers de la subjectivite   humaine. There is no other universe except the human univ… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Il n'y a pas d'autre univers qu'un univers humain, l'univers de la subjectivite   humaine. There is ...

Il n'y a pas d'autre univers qu'un univers humain, l'univers de la subjectivite   humaine. There is no other universe except the human universe, the universe of human subjectivity.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: You see, I'm fond of teasing, it's a second nature with me--and I'm used to teasing myself. Plaguing myself, if you prefer; I don't tease n… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: You see, I'm fond of teasing, it's a second nature with me--and I'm used to teasing myself. Plaguing...

You see, I'm fond of teasing, it's a second nature with me--and I'm used to teasing myself. Plaguing myself, if you prefer; I don't tease nicely.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Amuse yourself, torment your desires. Drink when you're thirsty -- that would be very much too simple! If you didn't harbour a temptation e… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Amuse yourself, torment your desires. Drink when you're thirsty -- that would be very much too simpl...

Amuse yourself, torment your desires. Drink when you're thirsty -- that would be very much too simple! If you didn't harbour a temptation eternally in your soul, you'd run the risk of forgetting yourself.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Man is always a wizard to man, and the social world is at first magical. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Man is always a wizard to man, and the social world is at first magical....

Man is always a wizard to man, and the social world is at first magical.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: All I can do is make the best of what I am, become accustomed to it, evaluate the possibilities, and take advantage of them the best I can. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: All I can do is make the best of what I am, become accustomed to it, evaluate the possibilities, and...

All I can do is make the best of what I am, become accustomed to it, evaluate the possibilities, and take advantage of them the best I can.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: My odd feelings of the other week seem to me quite ridiculous today: I can no longer enter into them. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: My odd feelings of the other week seem to me quite ridiculous today: I can no longer enter into them...

My odd feelings of the other week seem to me quite ridiculous today: I can no longer enter into them.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Intellectuals cannot be good revolutionaries; they are just good enough to be assassins. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Intellectuals cannot be good revolutionaries; they are just good enough to be assassins....

Intellectuals cannot be good revolutionaries; they are just good enough to be assassins.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: What's done at night belongs to the night. In the daytime you don't talk about it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: What's done at night belongs to the night. In the daytime you don't talk about it....

What's done at night belongs to the night. In the daytime you don't talk about it.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear....

Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Contemporary writer could be a kind of Samuel Beckett who would not be felt to be totally committed to despair. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Contemporary writer could be a kind of Samuel Beckett who would not be felt to be totally committed ...

Contemporary writer could be a kind of Samuel Beckett who would not be felt to be totally committed to despair.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: A human being who wakened in the morning with a queesy stomach, with fifteen hours to kill before next bedtime, had not much use for freedo… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: A human being who wakened in the morning with a queesy stomach, with fifteen hours to kill before ne...

A human being who wakened in the morning with a queesy stomach, with fifteen hours to kill before next bedtime, had not much use for freedom.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a pric… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four h...

So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a price for it.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: To be responsible is to be the uncontested author of an event or thing. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: To be responsible is to be the uncontested author of an event or thing....

To be responsible is to be the uncontested author of an event or thing.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Therefore, in the nature of this will for freedom, which freedom itself implies, I may pass judgement on those who seek to hide from themse… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Therefore, in the nature of this will for freedom, which freedom itself implies, I may pass judgemen...

Therefore, in the nature of this will for freedom, which freedom itself implies, I may pass judgement on those who seek to hide from themselves the complete arbitrariness and the complete freedom of their existence.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: What do you want to do with the Communist Party? A racing stable? What good is it to sharpen a knife every day if you never useit for slici… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: What do you want to do with the Communist Party? A racing stable? What good is it to sharpen a knife...

What do you want to do with the Communist Party? A racing stable? What good is it to sharpen a knife every day if you never useit for slicing? A party is never more than a means. There is only one objective: power.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I do not give a damn about the dead. They died for the Communist Party and the Party can decide what it wants. I practice a live man's poli… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I do not give a damn about the dead. They died for the Communist Party and the Party can decide what...

I do not give a damn about the dead. They died for the Communist Party and the Party can decide what it wants. I practice a live man's politics, for the living.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I entered the Communist Party because its cause was just and I will leave it when it ceases to be just. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I entered the Communist Party because its cause was just and I will leave it when it ceases to be ju...

I entered the Communist Party because its cause was just and I will leave it when it ceases to be just.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: That of War and Peace or of Almagestes. All are satisfactory. The only criterion of a work
is its validity: that it should grip and that it… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: That of War and Peace or of Almagestes. All are satisfactory. The only criterion of a work
is its va...

That of War and Peace or of Almagestes. All are satisfactory. The only criterion of a work
is its validity: that it should grip and that it should last.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: This desire to write is rather strange all the same and is not without a certain cracked quality. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: This desire to write is rather strange all the same and is not without a certain cracked quality....

This desire to write is rather strange all the same and is not without a certain cracked quality.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: That's what I must avoid: I mustn't put strangeness where there's nothing. I think that is the danger of keeping a diary: you exaggerate ev… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: That's what I must avoid: I mustn't put strangeness where there's nothing. I think that is the dange...

That's what I must avoid: I mustn't put strangeness where there's nothing. I think that is the danger of keeping a diary: you exaggerate everything, you are on the look-out, and you continually stretch the truth.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Love or hatred calls for self-surrender. He cuts a fine figure, the warm-blooded, prosperous man, solidly entrenched in his well-being, who… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Love or hatred calls for self-surrender. He cuts a fine figure, the warm-blooded, prosperous man, so...

Love or hatred calls for self-surrender. He cuts a fine figure, the warm-blooded, prosperous man, solidly entrenched in his well-being, who one fine day surrenders all to love--or to hatred; himself, his house, his land, his memories.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conceptions of their duty. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conc...

Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conceptions of their duty.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: A pale reflection of myself wavers in my consciousness...and suddenly the I pales, pales, and fades out. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: A pale reflection of myself wavers in my consciousness...and suddenly the I pales, pales, and fades ...

A pale reflection of myself wavers in my consciousness...and suddenly the I pales, pales, and fades out.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: When a man gets drunk he gets sentimental. That's what I wanted to avoid. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: When a man gets drunk he gets sentimental. That's what I wanted to avoid....

When a man gets drunk he gets sentimental. That's what I wanted to avoid.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: If I didn't try to assume responsibility for my own existence, it would seem utterly absurd to go on existing. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: If I didn't try to assume responsibility for my own existence, it would seem utterly absurd to go on...

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 by Jean-Paul Sartre: When we love animals and children too much, we love them at the expense of men. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: When we love animals and children too much, we love them at the expense of men....

When we love animals and children too much, we love them at the expense of men.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential...

One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I was a neophyte in another world in 1954. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I was a neophyte in another world in 1954....

I was a neophyte in another world in 1954.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them... there is nothing. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them... there is nothing....

Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them... there is nothing.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: If you die, I will lie down beside you and I will stay there until the end, without eating or drinking, you will rot in my arms and I will … with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: If you die, I will lie down beside you and I will stay there until the end, without eating or drinki...

If you die, I will lie down beside you and I will stay there until the end, without eating or drinking, you will rot in my arms and I will love you as carcass: for you love nothing if you do not love everything.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: For the artist, the color, the bouquet, the tinkling of the spoon on the saucer, are things in the highest degree. He stops at the quality … with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: For the artist, the color, the bouquet, the tinkling of the spoon on the saucer, are things in the h...

For the artist, the color, the bouquet, the tinkling of the spoon on the saucer, are things in the highest degree. He stops at the quality of the sound or the form. He returns to it constantly and is enchanted with it.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Once liberty has exploded in the soul of a man, the gods can do nothing against that man. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Once liberty has exploded in the soul of a man, the gods can do nothing against that man....

Once liberty has exploded in the soul of a man, the gods can do nothing against that man.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: Once we know and are aware, we are responsible for our action and our inaction. We can do something about it or ignore it. Either way, we a… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: Once we know and are aware, we are responsible for our action and our inaction. We can do something ...

Once we know and are aware, we are responsible for our action and our inaction. We can do something about it or ignore it. Either way, we are still responsible.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: I have nothing but contempt for you idiotic chosen ones who have the heart to rejoice when there are the damned in Hell and the poor on ear… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: I have nothing but contempt for you idiotic chosen ones who have the heart to rejoice when there are...

I have nothing but contempt for you idiotic chosen ones who have the heart to rejoice when there are the damned in Hell and the poor on earth; as for me, I am on the side of men and I will not leave it.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: It is not a matter of indifference whether we like oysters or clams, snails or shrimp, if only we know how to unravel the existential signi… with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote: It is not a matter of indifference whether we like oysters or clams, snails or shrimp, if only we kn...

It is not a matter of indifference whether we like oysters or clams, snails or shrimp, if only we know how to unravel the existential significance of these foods.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

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