Jean-Paul Sartre

(21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980 / Paris)

Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

  • ''Ah! How I hate the crimes of the new generation: they are dry and sterile as darnel.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Jupiter to Orestes in The Flies, act 2, Gallimard (1947).
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  • ''A man who is free is like a mangy sheep in a herd. He will contaminate my entire kingdom and ruin my work.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. King Aegistheus in The Flies, act 2, Gallimard (1947).
  • ''You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Mother to her young son in The Flies, act 1, Gallimard (1947).
  • ''How can I, who was not able to retain my own past, hope to save that of another?''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 123, Gallimard (1938).
  • ''The real nature of the present revealed itself: it was what exists, all that was not present did not exist.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 124, Gallimard (1938).
  • ''My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I thinkI cannot keep from thinking.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 129, Gallimard (1938).
  • ''Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man's resources?''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 153, Gallimard (1938).
  • ''I exist. It is soft, so soft, so slow. And light: it seems as though it suspends in the air. It moves.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 127, Gallimard (1938).
  • ''All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 86, Gallimard (1938).
  • ''The past is the luxury of proprietors.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Nausea, p. 88, Gallimard (1938).

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