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Quotations by author » Jean-Paul Sartre
French existentialist philosopher and writer, 1905-1980
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"Even this disability from which I suffer I have assumed by the very fact that I live; I surpass it
toward my own projects, I make of it the necessary obstacle for my being and I cannot be crippled
without choosing myself as crippled. This means that I choose the way I constitute my disability (as
'unbearable', 'humiliating, 'to be hidden', 'to be revealed to all')."
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A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
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Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Actors and acting
Acting is happy agony.
Actors and acting
Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough
Suffering
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
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Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
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Everything has been figured out, except how to live
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Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
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Existence precedes and rules essence.
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Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.
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Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Freedom
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
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God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
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Hell is other people.
Hell
I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.
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I confused things with their names: that is belief.
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I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence
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I hate victims who respect their executioners.
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If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically
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