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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 – 1980)


Normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist, and critic.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I think they do it to pass the time, nothing more. But time is too large, it can't be filled up. Everything you plunge into it is stretched and disintegrates.
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It is certain that we cannot escape anguish, for we are anguish.
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On est ce qu'on veut.




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I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
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Intellectuals cannot be good revolutionaries; they are just good enough to be assassins.
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We are in hell and I will have my turn!
Jean-Paul Sartre
The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.
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Nothingness haunts being.
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Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
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What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Criminals together. We're in hell, my little friend, and there's never any mistake there. People are not damned for nothing.




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Generally speaking there is no irreducible taste or inclination. They all represent a certain appropriative choice of being. It is up to existential psychoanalysis to compare and classify them. Ontology abandons us here; it has merely enabled us to determine the ultimate ends of human reality, its fundamental possibilities, and the value which haunts it.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Ah! Do not judge the gods, young man, they have painful secrets.
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You see, I divide men into three categories: those who have a lot of money, those who have none at all and those who have a little. The first want to keep what they have: their interest is to maintain order; the second want to take what they do not have: their interest is to destroy the existing order and to establish one which is profitable to them. They each are realist, people with whom one can agree. The third group want to overthrow the social order to take what they do not have, while still preserving it so that no one takes away what they have. Thus, they preserve in fact what they destroy in theory, or they destroy in fact what they seem to preserve. Those are the idealists.
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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.
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I hate victims who respect their executioners.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I am responsible for everything ... except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world ... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and 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.
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It is for the sake of order that I seduced Clytemnestra, for the sake of order that I killed my king. I wanted for order to rule and that it rule through me. I have lived without desire, without love, without hope: I made order. Oh! terrible and divine passion!
Jean-Paul Sartre
What I see is teeming cohesion, contained dispersal…. For him, to sculpt is to take the fat off space.
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Commoners are weightless. But he was a royal bon vivant who, no matter what, always weighed 125 kilos. I would be very surprised if he didn’t have a few pounds left.


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