Simone de Beauvoir Quotes

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Old age is life's parody.

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There is no such thing as a natural death: nothing that happens to a man is ever natural, since his presence calls the world into question. All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation.

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It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.

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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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It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.

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When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

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