Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes (205 quotes)
“Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom.”
L'imagination (Imagination: A Psychological Critique) (1936)?
“They are in bad faith — they are afraid — and fear, bad faith have an aroma that the gods find delicious. Yes, the gods like that, the pitiful souls.”
The Flies (1943)
Essays in Aesthetics (2012 edition), Open Road Media - ISBN: 9781453228562
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJean-Paul Sartre
Born: June 21, 1905
Died: April 15, 1980 (aged 74)
Bio: Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism, and one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy and Marxism.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”