Simone de Beauvoir Quotes


14 Simone de Beauvoir quotes:



"I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity."
"Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying."
"Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."
"The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them."
"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."
"All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them."
"Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth."
"Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority."
"Art is an attempt to integrate evil."
"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom."
"If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat."
"No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility."
"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
"Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself."



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