Jean-Paul Sartre

1905 - 1980

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on action and principles

All human actions are equivalent . . . and . . . all are on principle doomed. . . .

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: "Being and Nothingness," Conclusion)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on facts and responsibility

We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Situations, 1939, II

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on nature

in

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content