Simone de Beauvoir

1908 - 1986

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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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on humanity, hypocrisy, and slavery

When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex (1950)

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