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All Quotes by author - Jean-Paul Sartre
" Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. "
" Acting is happy agony. "
" Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it. "
" All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure. "
" All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books. "
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" A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. "
" As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become. "
" Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is. "
" Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away. "
" Commitment is an act, not a word. "
" Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry. "
" Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance. "
" Everything has been figured out, except how to live. "
" Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete. "
" Existence precedes and rules essence. "
" Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them. "
" Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear. "
" For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it. "
" Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. "
" Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives. "
" God is absence. God is the solitude of man. "
" Hell is other people. "
" I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul. "
" I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be. "
" I confused things with their names: that is belief. "
" I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men. "
" If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat. "
" If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically. "
" If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble. "
" If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company. "
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