Jean-Paul Sartre

1905 - 1980

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on concern, faith, happiness, talent, thought, and work

Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent;" my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on life

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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on nature

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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 (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on books, culture, projects, and purpose

All the same, they [books] do serve some purpose. Culture doesn't save anything or anyone, it doesn't justify. But it's a product of man: he projects himself into it, he recognizes himself in it; that critical mirror alone offers him his image.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on distrust and violence

I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on beginning, cities, and garden

Everything is gratuitous, this garden, this city and myself. When you suddenly realize it, it makes you feel sick and everything begins to drift . . . that's nausea.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: La Nausée, 1938

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