Simone de Beauvoir

1908 - 1986

A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on age and life

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There is only one solution if old age is not to be an absurd parody of our former life, and that is to go on pursuing ends that give our existence a meaning - devotion to individuals, to groups or to causes, social, political, intellectual or creative work.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Coming of Age

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir

I am too intelligent, too demanding and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: Tete a Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre-Hazel Rowley

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on freedom, life, purity, and wishes

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on circumstances, individuality, and talent

However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still-born.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on eternity, questions, and women

If her functioning as a female is not enough to define woman, if we decline also to explain her through "the eternal feminine," and if nevertheless we admit, provisionally, that women do exist, then we must face the question: what is a woman?

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on women

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One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on defeat and victory

If you live long enough, you'll see every victory turn into a defeat.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Blood of Others, 1946

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on art and evil

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Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir

I would stand transfixed before the windows of the confectioner's shops, fascinated by the luminous sparkle of candied fruits, the cloudy lustre of jellies, the kaleidoscopic inflorescence of acidulated fruitdrops. . . .

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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