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
Contributed by: Zaady
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
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. . . .
This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seemed adequate.
Source: The Second Sex
One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
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.
Source: The Second Sex (1950)
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