Simone de Beauvoir

1908 - 1986

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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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on facts and world

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seemed adequate.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on genius

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on animals, giving, humanity, life, sex, and superiority

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex (1950)

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