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Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, Jean-Paul Sarte drew from many of the world's greatest thinkers "Husserl and Heidegger among them" to formulate his own version of existentialism. Though his popularity as well as the popularity of existentialism peaked in the 1940s, his novels, plays and writings have become one of the primary inspirational sources for modern literature…

Date of Birth: June 21, 1905
Date of Death: April 15, 1980


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Jean-Paul Sartre

"One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent"; my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a price for it." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company" Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Hell is other people." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"The existentialist says at once that man is anguish." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"We must act out passion before we can feel it." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact" Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Existence precedes and rules essence." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"It is only in our decisions that we are important." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think." Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth" Jean-Paul Sartre
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"No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point" Jean-Paul Sartre
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"If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble." Jean-Paul Sartre
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