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Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. Jean-Paul Sartre

50 5
Hell is other people. Jean-Paul Sartre

35 4
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. Jean-Paul Sartre

39 5
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. Jean-Paul Sartre

36 5
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Jean-Paul Sartre

25 3
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die. Jean-Paul Sartre

22 3
Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

24 5
Everything has been figured out, except how to live. Jean-Paul Sartre

16 2
Everything comes to us from others. To Be is to belong to someone. Jean-Paul Sartre

17 3
Three o clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. Jean-Paul Sartre

16 4
Words are loaded pistols. Jean-Paul Sartre

17 5
I hate victims who respect their executioners. Jean-Paul Sartre

16 5
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance. Jean-Paul Sartre

14 4
We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. Jean-Paul Sartre

11 3
It is only in our decisions that we are important. Jean-Paul Sartre

10 3
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives. Jean-Paul Sartre

11 4
I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant. Jean-Paul Sartre

9 3
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. Jean-Paul Sartre

9 3
Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them. Jean-Paul Sartre

7 2
If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble. Jean-Paul Sartre

7 3
We must act out passion before we can feel it. Jean-Paul Sartre

7 4
To eat is to appropriate by destruction. Jean-Paul Sartre

5 2
Nothingness lies coiled at the heart of being like a worm Jean-Paul Sartre

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michaelj72 added Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

7 5
Man is a useless passion. Jean-Paul Sartre

5 3
All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure. Jean-Paul Sartre

5 3
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life. Jean-Paul Sartre

3 1
michaelj72 added There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

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michaelj72 added Better a good journalist than a poor assassin.

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michaelj72 added We do not judge the people we love.

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michaelj72 added So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl. Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is—other people!

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michaelj72 added I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.

4 3
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is. Jean-Paul Sartre