Simone Beauvoir Quotes


31 Simone Beauvoir quotes:



"One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius."
"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
"Buying is a profound pleasure."
"To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job."
"Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap."
"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."
"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
"The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels."
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: French Writer Quotes Novelty Quotes
"To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object."
"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
"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."
Author: Beauvoir Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes



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