Jean-Paul Sartre

French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)

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A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.Rate it:
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.Rate it:
Everything has been figured out except how to live.Rate it:
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.Rate it:
Existence precedes and rules essence.Rate it:
Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.Rate it:
Hell is other people.Rate it:
I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.Rate it:
If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.Rate it:
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.Rate it:
In love, one and one are one.Rate it:
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.Rate it:
Nothingness lies coiled at the heart of being like a wormRate it:
One does not adopt a new idea, one slips into it.Rate it:
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.Rate it:
Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.Rate it:
To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.Rate it:
To eat is to appropriate by destruction.Rate it:
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.Rate it:
We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards.Rate it:
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.Rate it:
Words are loaded pistols.Rate it:

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