Simone De Beauvoir Quotes

Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: The past is not a peaceful landscape lying there behind me, a country in which I can stroll wherever I please, and will gradually show me all its secret hills and dales. As I was moving forward, so it was crumbling. Most of the wreckage that can be seen is colourless, distorted, frozen: its meaning escapes me... all that's left is a skeleton. I shall never find my plans again, my hopes and fears - I shall not find myself.
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Simone De Beauvoir Quote: I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.
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Quotes about Simone De Beauvoir: Every time I start on a new book, I am a beginner again. I doubt myself, I grow discouraged, all the work accomplished in the past is as though it never was, my first drafts are so shapeless that it seems impossible to go on with the attempt at all, right up until the moment - always imperceptible, there, too, there is a break - when it is has become impossible not to finish it.
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Quote about Simone De Beauvoir: For years I thought my work still lay ahead, and now I find it is behind me: there was no moment when it took place.
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Simone De Beauvoir Sayings: Love and action always imply a failure, but this failure must not keep us from loving and acting. For we have not only to establish what our situation is, we have to choose it in the very heart of its ambiguity.
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Simone De Beauvoir Saying: A life is such a strange object, at one moment translucent, at another utterly opaque, an object I make with my own hands, an object imposed on me, an object for which the world provides the raw material and then steals it from me again, pulverized by events, scattered, broken, scored yet retaining its unity; how heavy it is and how inconsistent: this contradiction breeds many misunderstandings.
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Sayings about Simone De Beauvoir: The ideal of happiness has always taken material form in the house, whether cottage or castle; it stands for permanence and separation from the world.
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Saying about Simone De Beauvoir: Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth.
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Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
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Simone De Beauvoir Quote: Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
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Quotes about Simone De Beauvoir: Woman has always been man's dependent, if not his slave; the two sexes have never shaped the world in equality. And even today woman is heavily handicapped, though her situation is beginning to change.
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Quote about Simone De Beauvoir: Sign of old age: distress at all leave-takings, all separations. And the sadness of memories, because I'm aware they're condemned to death.
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Simone De Beauvoir Sayings: We must not confuse the present with the past. With regard to the past, no further action is possible.
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Simone De Beauvoir Saying: When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
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Sayings about Simone De Beauvoir: Oppression tries to defend itself by its utility. But we have seen that it is one of the lies of the serious mind to attempt to give the word
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Saying about Simone De Beauvoir: Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. And in fact, any man who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will knows quite well that he has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of his goals; their certitude comes from his own drive.
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Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: Dwelling-place and food are useful for life but give it no significance: the immediate goals of the housekeeper are only means, not true ends.
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Simone De Beauvoir Quote: The innumerable conflicts that set men and women against one another come from the fact that neither is prepared to assume all the consequences of this situation which the one has offered and the other accepted.
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