Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quotes from Jean-Paul Sartre

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."

"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does."

"Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices."

"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company."

"It is only in our decisions that we are important."

"I confused things with their names: that is belief."

"Life begins on the other side of despair."

"Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete."

"I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens."

"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."

"Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal."

"Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor."

One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist."

"The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best."

"The existentialist says at once that man is anguish."

"There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."

"We do not judge the people we love."

"What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me."

"You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen."

Source: BrainyQuote