jean paul sartre Quotes

Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
— Jean Paul Sartre
If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.
tags: alone bad company
— Jean Paul Sartre
She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.
tags: atheist
— Jean Paul Sartre
Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.
tags: truth
— Jean Paul Sartre
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
tags: poor die war
— Jean Paul Sartre
We are our choices.
tags: choice
— Jean Paul Sartre
Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.
tags: freedom
— Jean Paul Sartre
Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
tags: live die
— Jean Paul Sartre
Man is condemned to be free. Condemned because he did not create himself, yet is nevertheless at liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does.
tags: men world moment liberty
— Jean Paul Sartre
I am alone in the midst of these happy, reasonable voices. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven's name, why is it so important to think the same things all together.
tags: time alone heaven
— Jean Paul Sartre
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
tags: nature men choice
— Jean Paul Sartre
I confused things with their names: that is belief.
tags: belief
— Jean Paul Sartre
We do not judge the people we love.
tags: people
— Jean Paul Sartre
Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
tags: meaning moment illusion
— Jean Paul Sartre
I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in . . . but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.
— Jean Paul Sartre
I never could bear the idea of anyone's expecting something from me. It always made me want to do just the opposite.
tags: ideas
— Jean Paul Sartre
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
tags: passion
— Jean Paul Sartre
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
tags: radical
— Jean Paul Sartre
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
tags: chance weakness die
— Jean Paul Sartre
Hell is other people at breakfast.
tags: people hell breakfast
— Jean Paul Sartre
What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world-and defines himself afterward.
tags: men existence saying
— Jean Paul Sartre
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
tags: freedom
— Jean Paul Sartre
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
tags: live
— Jean Paul Sartre
There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.
tags: time beautiful
— 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.
tags: pain hurt mind
— Jean Paul Sartre
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
tags: alone bad company
— Jean Paul Sartre
Life has no meaning a priori" It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.
tags: meaning value
— Jean Paul Sartre
Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is.
tags: men action
— Jean Paul Sartre
Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
tags: silence consequence
— Jean Paul Sartre
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
— Jean Paul Sartre
I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.
tags: sleep water
— Jean Paul Sartre
Handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession.
— Jean Paul Sartre
The absurd man will not commit suicide; he wants to live, without relinquishing any of his certainty, without a future, without hope, without illusions " and without resignation either. He stares at death with passionate attention and this fascination liberates him. He experiences the "divine irresponsibility" of the condemned man.
tags: death men live future experience illusion attention hope absurd
— Jean Paul Sartre
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
tags: evil
— Jean Paul Sartre
When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
tags: people fight poor die war
— Jean Paul Sartre
I am. I am, I exist, I think, therefore I am; I am because I think, why do I think? I don't want to think any more, I am because I think that I don't want to be, I think that I . . . because . . . ugh!
— Jean Paul Sartre
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
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
tags: atheist
— Jean Paul Sartre
I felt myself in a solitude so frightful that I contemplated suicide. What held me back was the idea that no one, absolutely no one, would be moved by my death, that I would be even more alone in death than in life.
tags: death suicide solitude alone ideas
— Jean Paul Sartre
My thought is me: that's why I can't stop. I exist because I think" and I can't stop myself from thinking. At this very moment - it's frightful - if I exist, it is because I am horrified at existing. I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire.
tags: thoughts moment thinking
— Jean Paul Sartre