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Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future act now without delay."

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future act now without delay.




Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "What do you believe in ?""People's sufferings, and the fact that it is abominable. One should do everything to abolish it. To tell you the truth, nothing else seems to me of any importance."

What do you believe in ?""People's sufferings, and the fact that it is abominable. One should do everything to abolish it. To tell you the truth, nothing else seems to me of any importance.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to."

Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "If I were to share Jaques' existence I would find it hard to hold my own against him, for already I found his nihilism contagious."

If I were to share Jaques' existence I would find it hard to hold my own against him, for already I found his nihilism contagious.




Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands - two equally harmful disciplines."

Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands - two equally harmful disciplines.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "I’ve done everything I wanted to do, writing books, learning about things, but I’ve been swindled all the same because it’s never anything more."

I’ve done everything I wanted to do, writing books, learning about things, but I’ve been swindled all the same because it’s never anything more.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me."

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.




Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do-or don't do."

You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do-or don't do.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion"

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another."

The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "One is not born a woman - one becomes one."

One is not born a woman - one becomes one.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "All oppression creates a state of war."

All oppression creates a state of war.




Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen."

Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Ethics is the triumph of freedom over facticity."

Ethics is the triumph of freedom over facticity.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself"

I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing."

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "I was too much of an extremist to be able to live under the eye of God and at the same time say both yes and no to life"

I was too much of an extremist to be able to live under the eye of God and at the same time say both yes and no to life



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "It was easier for me to think of a world without a creator than of a creator burdened with all the contradictions in the world."

It was easier for me to think of a world without a creator than of a creator burdened with all the contradictions in the world.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "What is an adult? A child blown up by age."

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "The facts of religion were convincing only to those who were already convinced."

The facts of religion were convincing only to those who were already convinced.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Every war, every revolution, demands the sacrifice of a generation, of a collectivity, by those who undertake it."

Every war, every revolution, demands the sacrifice of a generation, of a collectivity, by those who undertake it.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself."

To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "There were no scruples, no feelings of respect or loyal affection that would stop us from making up our minds by the pure light of reason - and of our own desires."

There were no scruples, no feelings of respect or loyal affection that would stop us from making up our minds by the pure light of reason - and of our own desires.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power."

The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency."

It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "What an odd thing a diary is: the things you omit are more important than those you put in."

What an odd thing a diary is: the things you omit are more important than those you put in.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "The misfortune is that although everyone must come to [death], each experiences the adventure in solitude. We never left Maman during those last days... and yet we were profoundly separated from her."

The misfortune is that although everyone must come to [death], each experiences the adventure in solitude. We never left Maman during those last days... and yet we were profoundly separated from her.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "If you live long enough you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat."

If you live long enough you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "It is dreadful to think that behind me my own past is no longer anything but shifting darkness."

It is dreadful to think that behind me my own past is no longer anything but shifting darkness.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "To catch a husband is an art to hold him is a job."

To catch a husband is an art to hold him is a job.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes but is a reward in itself."

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes but is a reward in itself.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "They use the pretext of avoiding war, to make you swallow any kind of peace, said Paul. They use the pretext of a revolution to involve us in any kind of war, said Jardinet."

They use the pretext of avoiding war, to make you swallow any kind of peace, said Paul. They use the pretext of a revolution to involve us in any kind of war, said Jardinet.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "The role of a retired person is no longer to possess one."

The role of a retired person is no longer to possess one.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Vengeance is pointless, but certain men do not have a place in the world we sought to construct"

Vengeance is pointless, but certain men do not have a place in the world we sought to construct



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living."

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Vengeance is pointless, but certain men did not have a place in the world we sought to construct"

Vengeance is pointless, but certain men did not have a place in the world we sought to construct



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Today, however, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death."

Today, however, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Live with no time out."

Live with no time out.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end."

I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "One always has to wait until the sugar melts, the memory dies, the wound scars over, the sun sets, the unhappiness lifts and fades away."

One always has to wait until the sugar melts, the memory dies, the wound scars over, the sun sets, the unhappiness lifts and fades away.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others by means of love friendship indignation and compassion."

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others by means of love friendship indignation and compassion.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome stubbornness is stupid."

In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome stubbornness is stupid.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Those interested in perpetuating present conditions are always in tears about the marvelous past that is about to disappear without having so much as a smile for the young future."

Those interested in perpetuating present conditions are always in tears about the marvelous past that is about to disappear without having so much as a smile for the young future.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Living by proxy is always a precarious expedient."

Living by proxy is always a precarious expedient.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless."

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody."

To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.



Simone De Beauvoir Quotes: "Have you ever felt in your inmost being, the conscience of others?' again she was trembling, the words were not releasing her. 'It's intolerable you know"

Have you ever felt in your inmost being, the conscience of others?' again she was trembling, the words were not releasing her. 'It's intolerable you know