Simone de Beavoir(January 9, 1908 – April 14, 1986) was french writer, feminist, and an existentialist philosopher. Her most famous work was The Second Sex, a book that influenced feminism in 1949.
Here are the top ten greatest Simone de Beauvoir quotes:
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Be loved, be admired, be necessary; be somebody.
Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.
Because we are separated everything separates us, even our efforts to join each other.
I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.
Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.
All oppression creates a state of war; this is no exception.
What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, compassion.
Thank you Simone de Beauvoir!
Interesting Simone de Beauvoir Facts:
- She was 9th female and the youngest to pass the agrégation exam, a highly competitive exam in France for civil service.
- She had a relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre.
- Her book was on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum(Index of Forbidden Books) by the Roman Catholics.
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