Jean-Paul Sartre

“Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”

“We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.”

“Man is what he wills himself to be.”

“One always dies too soon or too late. And yet one’s whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it,
ready for the summing up. You are – your life, and nothing else.”

“Why do you keep maintaining your ideas are right if you can’t prove them?”

“Naturally, in the course of my life I have made lots of mistakes, large and small, for one reason or another, but at the heart of it all, every time I made a mistake it was because I was not radical enough.”

“I am myself and I am here.”

– Jean-Paul Sartre


(image credit – City Lights, France – Italy Border (NASA, International Space Station Science, 04/28/10) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is licensed under CC-BY-NC 2.0)

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