Simone Beauvoir Quotes

31 Simone 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."
"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom"
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels."
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: French Writer Quotes Novelty Quotes
"What is an adult? A child blown up by age."
"That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing."
"However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still-born"
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: Gifts Quotes
"No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility"
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: Arrogance Quotes
"The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women."
"When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior."
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: French Writer Quotes Inferiority Quotes
"Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap."
"If you haven't been happy very young, you can still be happy later on, but it's much harder. You need more luck."
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes

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