Jean-paul Sartre Quotes

Jean-paul Sartre Quotes: I think that is the big danger in keeping a diary: you exaggerate everything.
Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conceptions of their duty.
I am not asking for sensational revelations, but I would like to sense the meaning of that minute, to feel it's urgency...
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession.
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
Man is the being whose project it is to be God.
I said to myself, 'I want to die decently'.
So it comes to this; one doesn't need rest. Why bother about sleep if one isn't sleepy? That stands to reason, doesn't it? Wait a minute, there's a snag somewhere; something disagreeable. Why, now, should it be disagreeable? ... Ah, I see; it's life without a break.
You take souls for vegetables.... The gardener can decide what will become of his carrots but no one can choose the good of others for them.
All I want is' - and he uttered the final words through clenched teeth and with a sort of shame - 'to retain my freedom.' I should myself have thought,' said Jacques, 'that freedom consisted in frankly confronting situations into which one had deliberately entered, and accepting all one's responsibilities. But that, no doubt, is not your view.
I think there is an enormous diference between speaking and writing. One rereads what one writes. But one might read it slowly or quickly. In other words, you do not know how long you will have to spend deliberating over a sentence. ... But if I listen to a tape recorder, the listening time is determined by the speed at which the tape turns and not by my own needs.
Perception is naturally surpassed toward action; better yet, it can be revealed only in and through projects of action. The world is revealed as an
I enjoy feeling fastidious and aloof. I enjoy saying no, always no, and I should be afraid of any attempt to construct a finally habitable world, because I should merely have to say - Yes; and act like other people.
In the state I was in, if someone had come and told me I could go home quietly, that they would leave me my life whole, it would have left me cold: several hours or several years of waiting is all the same when you have lost the illusion of being eternal.
It is not the same thing if I sign Jean-Paul Sartre or if I sign Jean-Paul Sartre, Nobel Prize winner. A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution, even if it takes place in the most honorable form.
Objects should not touch because they are not alive. You use them, put them back in place, you live among them: they are useful, nothing more. But they touch me, it is unbearable. I am afraid of being in contact with them as though they were living beasts.
Once freedom lights its beacon in man's heart, the gods are powerless against him.
emotion is first of all and in principle an accident