111 Total Quotes

Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

Jean-Paul Sartre
Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher #Eternity

Jean-Paul Sartre
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Company

Jean-Paul Sartre
Even this disability from which I suffer I have assumed by the very fact that I live; I surpass ittoward my own projects, I make of it the necessary obstacle for my being and I cannot be crippledwithout choosing myself as crippled. This means that I choose the way I constitute my disability (as'unbearable', 'humiliating, 'to be hidden', 'to be revealed to all').
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Disability

Jean-Paul Sartre
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher #Absence

Jean-Paul Sartre
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Acting And Actors

Jean-Paul Sartre
Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher #Fascism

Jean-Paul Sartre
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Exercise

Jean-Paul Sartre
Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher

Jean-Paul Sartre
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Failure

Jean-Paul Sartre
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher

Jean-Paul Sartre
I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Distrust

Jean-Paul Sartre
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher

Jean-Paul Sartre
I am condemned to freedom. I am not free because I can make choices, but because I must make them, all the time, even when I think I have no choice to make.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Choice

Jean-Paul Sartre
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher #Freedom

Jean-Paul Sartre
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher #Man

Jean-Paul Sartre
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Life #Quote of the Day

Jean-Paul Sartre
Life has no meaning a priori . Before you come alive, life is nothing; it’s up to you to give it a meaning and value is nothing else but the meaning that you choose
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Life

Jean-Paul Sartre
Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Mind

Jean-Paul Sartre
We are alone, with no excuses. That is the idea I shall try to convey when I say that man is condemned to be free. Condemned, because he did not create himself, yet, in other respects is free; because, once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Man

Jean-Paul Sartre
Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Man

Jean-Paul Sartre
What is meant here by saying that existence precedes essence? It means that first of all, man exists, turns up, appears on the scene, and, only afterwards, defines himself. ... Not only is man what he conceives himself to be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence.Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#Existence

Jean-Paul Sartre
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
Jean-Paul Sartre
#French Philosopher