Nausea Quotes

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James Baldwin
“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”
James Baldwin

Jean-Paul Sartre
“I have crossed the seas, I have left cities behind me,
and I have followed the source of rivers towards their
source or plunged into forests, always making for other
cities. I have had women, I have fought with men ; and
I could never turn back any more than a record can spin
in reverse. And all that was leading me where ?
To this very moment...”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Nothing happens while you live. The scenery changes, people come in and go out, that's all. There are no beginnings. Days are tacked on to days without rhyme or reason, an interminable, monotonous addition.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“I must be without remorse or regrets as I am without excuse; for from the instant of my upsurge into being, I carry the weight of the world by myself alone 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.”
Jean Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Objects should not touch because they are not alive. You use them, put them back in place, you live among them: they are useful, nothing more. But they touch me, it is unbearable. I am afraid of being in contact with them as though they were living beasts.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“People. You must love people. Men are admirable. I want
to vomit—and suddenly, there it is: the Nausea”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Something has happened to me, I can't doubt it any more. It came as an illness does, not like an ordinary certainty, not like anything evident. It came cunningly, little by little; I felt a little strange, a little put out, that's all. Once established it never moved, it stayed quiet, and I was able to persuade myself that nothing was the matter with me, that it was a false alarm. And now, it's blossoming.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Anthony Burgess
“Then I wanted to sick up the gluey pie I'd had before the start of the evening, But I couldn't stand the sort of veshch, sicking all over the floor, so I held it back.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Jean-Paul Sartre
“If I were in their place, I’d fall over myself.”
Sartre J.-P.
tags: nausea

Jacob M. Appel
“I have vicarious morning sickness. Other people's babies make me nauseous.”
Jacob M. Appel, The Magic Laundry

“Her nausea increased, the dialect had become unfamiliar, the way our wet throats bathed the words in the liquid of saliva was intolerable. A sense of repulsion had invested all the bodies in movement, their bone structure, the frenzy that shook them. How poorly made we are, she thought, how insufficient. The broad shoulders, the arms, the legs, the ears, noses, eyes, seemed to her attributes of monstrous beings who had fallen from some corner of the black sky.”
Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend

Jean-Paul Sartre
“I know very well that I don't want to do anything: to do something is to create existence—and there's quite enough existence as it is.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Aunque me quisiera con toda su alma, sería igualmente un amor de muerta.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“My existence began to worry me seriously. Was I not a simple spectre?”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Roland Barthes
“(Sartre) (The world is full without me, as in Nausea; the world plays at living behind a glass partition; the world is in an aquarium; I see everything close up and yet cut off, made of some other substance; I keep falling outside myself, without dizziness, without blue, into precision.”
Roland Barthes

“When you live alone, you even forget what it is to tell a story: plausibility disappears at the same time as friends. You let events flow by too: you suddenly see people appear who speak and then go away; you plunge into stories of which you can't make head or tail: you'd make a terrible witness. But on the other hand, everything improbable, everything which nobody would ever believe in a cafe, comes your way.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Penelope Lively
“Is nausea always a manifestation of grief? Who am I to know? I have never been thus before. Grief-stricken. Stricken is right; it is as though you had been felled. Knocked to the ground; pitched out of life and into something else.”
Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Varoluş, insanın sıyrılamadığı bir doluluktur.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Исках миговете от живота ми да се следват и подреждат като мигове от живот, който си спомняш. Все едно да се мъчиш да уловиш времето за опашката.”
Jean Paul Sartre
tags: nausea

John Thorndike
“Now she felt good. She felt great. She loved her swelling body, loved how everyone gave way before her, paid her tribute, wanted to touch her arm or shoulder. In the mirror, her face glowed. Her days of nausea were forgotten. Pregnancy was easy, it was a breeze on a summer day.”
John Thorndike, A Hundred Fires in Cuba

Maggie Nelson
“all touch starting to sicken, as if the cells of my skin were individually nauseated”
Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

Lauren Groff
“All things nauseating and deadly are American, apparently.

Well, okay, she can't disagree.”
Lauren Groff, Florida

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“The mere sight of coffin sends people quivering and shivering with nausea and phobia”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Jean-Paul Sartre
“All these objects... how can I explain? They inconvenienced me; I would have liked the to exist less strongly, more dryly, in a more abstract way, with more reserve.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Steven Magee
“I may have had mild COVID-19. I started shivering with an elevated heart rate on Sunday and I was in bed on Friday with nausea, nerve pains and a big headache that I treated with Tylenol and Alka Seltza. During the following days I had dizziness and nerve pains that slowly cleared up. I was unable to get tested for COVID-19 in the USA, so I will never know for sure.”
Steven Magee

“Will I gain anything by the change? It is still a city: this one happens to be cut in two by a river, the other one is by the sea, yet they look alike. One takes a piece of bare sterile earth and one rolls big hollow stones on to it. Odours are held captive in these stones, odours heavier than air. Sometimes people throw them out of the windows into the streets and they stay there until the wind breaks them apart. In clear weather, noises come in one end of the city and go out the other, after going through all the walls; at other times, the noises whirl around inside these sun-baked, ice-split stones.”
SARTRE J.P.

Jean-Paul Sartre
“...people talk a lot about this famous passing of time, but you scarcely see it. You see a woman, you think that one day she will be old, only you don't SEE her grow old. But there are moments when you think you SEE her growing old and you feel yourself growing old with her: that is the feeling of adventure.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Things are entirely what they appear to be and BEHIND THEM... there is nothing.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“...here we are, all of us, eating and drinking to preserve our precious existence, and that there's nothing, nothing, absolutely no reason for existing.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
“...an existent can never justify the existence of another existent.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

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