• I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end

    Simone de Beauvoir
  • I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger

    Simone de Beauvoir
  • In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation

    Simone de Beauvoir
  • One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion

    Simone de Beauvoir
  • Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. And in fact, any man who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will knows quite well that he has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of his goals; their certitude comes from his own drive

    Simone de Beauvoir
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