Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes (205 quotes)
“One always dies too soon--or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are--your life, and nothing else.”
Upon refusing the Nobel Prize, Oct. 22, 1964
“[Refusing the Nobel Prize for Literature:] A writer must refuse, therefore, to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.”
Declaration read at Stockholm, Sweden, 22 October 1964
Les Mouches (The Flies) act 3, sc. 2 (1943)
“Everything is gratuitous, this garden, this city and myself. When you suddenly realize it, it makes you feel sick and everything begins to drift... that's nausea.”
La Nausée (Nausea) (1938)
Essays in Aesthetics by Jean-Paul Sartre (Open Road Media, 2012) - 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.”