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Great Simone De Beauvoir Quotes




No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.


Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.

All oppression creates a state of war.

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.


I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

One is not born a woman, but becomes one.

Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.

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.

All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.

The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.


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