Simone De Beauvoir Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old simone de beauvoir quotes, simone de beauvoir sayings, and simone de beauvoir proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.     

Simone De Beauvoir

That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.      

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Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.     

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There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.     

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It's only arrogance if you're wrong.     

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To lose confidence in one's body is to lose confidence in oneself.     

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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.     

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One is not born a woman, one becomes one.     

Simone De Beauvoir

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.     

Simone De Beauvoir

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.     

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In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.     

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To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.     

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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.     

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A freedom which is interested only in denying freedom must be denied. And it is not true that the recognition of the freedom of others limits my own freedom: to be free is not to have the power to do anything you like; it is to be able to surpass the given toward an open future; the existence of others as a freedom defines my situation and is even the condition of my own freedom. I am oppressed if I am thrown into prison, but not if I am kept from throwing my neighbor into prison.     

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I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.     

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She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.     

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.      

Simone De Beauvoir

To lose confidence in one's body is to lose confidence in oneself.     

Simone De Beauvoir

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.     

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If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.     

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Harmony between two individuals is never granted-it has to be conquered indefinitely.     

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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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Charm is what some have until they begin to believe it.     

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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.     

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No existence can be validly fulfilled if it is limited to itself.     

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Existence must be asserted in the present if one does not want all life to be defined as an escape toward nothingness.     

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Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation.     

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To lose confidence in one's body is to lose confidence in oneself.     

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The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.     

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In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: The ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.     

Simone De Beauvoir