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“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit
“Hell is—other people!”
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit
“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“We are our choices.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Le diable et le bon dieu
“I am alone in the midst of these happy, reasonable voices. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven's name, why is it so important to think the same things all together. ”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea
“It's quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don't do it.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea
“Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea
tags: time
“You are -- your life, and nothing else.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit
“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Life begins on the other side of despair.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Words are loaded pistols.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in . . . but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea
“My thought is me: that's why I can't stop. I exist because I think… and I can't stop myself from thinking. At this very moment - it's frightful - if I exist, it is because I am horrified at existing. I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea
“Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“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.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“In love, one and one are one.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
tags: love
“He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness
“Ha! to forget. How childish! I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears. You may nail your mouth shut, you may cut out your tongue, can you keep yourself from existing? Will you stop your thoughts.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit and Three Other Plays

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