Simone de Beauvoir Quotes.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
Authentic love must be founded on reciprocal recognition of two freedoms. For each of them, love would be the revelation of the self through the gift of the self and the enrichment of the universe.
Be loved, be admired, be necessary; be somebody.
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it’s hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
You have to start from where you are today and from what can be done.
As long as the family and the myth of the family … have not been destroyed, women will still be oppressed.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.
To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.