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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
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-Jean-Paul Sartre
Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.
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-Jean-Paul Sartre, Upon refusing the Nobel Prize, October 22, 1964
Books
Engrave this Quote If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.
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Creation
Engrave this Quote I do not feel that I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short, a being whom only a Creator could put here; and this idea of a creating hand refers to God.
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Decisions
Engrave this Quote It is only in our decisions that we are important.
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Despair
Engrave this Quote Life begins on the other side of despair.
La vie commence lautre cot du desespoir
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Discovery
Engrave this Quote Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
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Fascism
Engrave this Quote Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.
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Fate & Destiny
Engrave this Quote Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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Food
Engrave this Quote To eat is to appropriate by destruction.
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Freedom
Engrave this Quote Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
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Generosity
Engrave this Quote The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
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Engrave this Quote 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
Engrave this Quote I had been playing with matches and burned a small rug. I was in the process of covering up my crime when suddenly God saw me. I felt His gaze inside my head and on my hands....I flew into a rage against so crude an indiscretion, I blasphemed....He never looked at me again....I had the more difficulty getting rid of Him the Holy Ghost in that He had installed Himself at the back of my head....I collared the Holy Ghost in the cellar and threw Him out.
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-Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words (New York: George Braziller, 1964), 102, 252-253.
Engrave this Quote The existentialist
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-Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism, 1946
Hell
Engrave this Quote So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl. Old wives' tales!There's no need for red-hot pokers. HELL IS--OTHER PEOPLE!
(spoken by character Garcin) http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/hell/sart.html
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-Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit, 1945
Engrave this Quote Hell is other people.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote Man is a useless passion.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
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Engrave this Quote Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
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Engrave this Quote One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
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Loneliness
Engrave this Quote If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
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Love
Engrave this Quote Everything comes to us from others. To Be is to belong to someone.
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Passion
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Poverty
Engrave this Quote When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.
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