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  1. Sartre quite interestingly discusses and theorizes about death. I don't know, life itself is an effort, and as long as it exists, you can imagine death as freedom and an act of loneliness. In fact, there will probably be lack of freedom (lack of choice), the act of others (witnesses of death) and non-existence, which is not there.

    Appropriate quote:

    “I appear alone and in anxiety before the only and primary project that constitutes my being; all barriers, all supports are crumbling, are being destroyed by the consciousness of my freedom; I must not and cannot resort to any value, based on the fact that it is I who maintain values in being; nothing can protect me from myself, cut off from the world and my essence by this nothing that I am, I must realize the meaning of the world and my essence; I make decisions alone, without justification and without apology.”

  2. “Everyone knows how quiet cemeteries are. The library is the most fun of them all. Here the dead are in full force: they didn't do anything wrong, they just wrote… The book smells like a crypt. This is where the strange process begins, which he calls reading. On the one hand, it is gaining: he gives his body to the dead so that they can come to life. On the other hand, it is communication with the other world.”

  3. – Have you seen this idea somewhere before?

    – No, of course not.

    “Really?” Haven't you seen it anywhere at all? So, monsieur, “he says, with a gloomy expression,” this idea is wrong. If it had been true, it would have occurred to someone by now.

  4. Despite the fact that in Sartre's work “Nausea” the main role is not assigned to the line of love and relationships, the following quote was very hooked, which could well explain the causality of the so-called “Comebacks” in relationships: “How stupid you are! I certainly don't need to see you, if that's what it is. There's nothing particularly pleasing about you, you know. But I need you to live in the world and not change. You're like a platinum meter that's either stored in Paris or nearby. I don't think anyone ever wants to see him…”

  5. Long live the great Stalin! Communism is a thing worth going through hell for! – Jean-Paul Sartre

    Perhaps the most succinct quote that characterizes both Sartre and his fans.

  6. Everything is taken from “Words”

    “he who loves children and animals excessively loves them to the detriment of humanity.”

    “In the struggle of fathers and children, infants and the elderly often act together: some prophesy, others interpret divination.”

    “There are no good fathers — that's the law; men have nothing to do with it — the bonds of fatherhood are rotten. Make a child-at your service; have children — for what sins?”

  7. “They will sleep together. They know that. Each of them knows that the other knows it. But because they are young, chaste and decent, because each of them wants to preserve their self-respect and the respect of their partner, because love is something great and poetic and cannot be spooked, they go to dances and restaurants several times a week to perform their little ritual, mechanical steps in front of the public.…

    Besides, we need to kill time somehow. They're young, well-built, and that's enough for them to last another thirty years. So they don't rush things, they delay them, and they're right. After they sleep with each other, they'll have to find something else to mask the monstrous nonsense of their existence. And yet … is it really necessary to fool yourself?”


  8. For some reason, they deleted my answer, without explaining the reasons. Well, it's not difficult for me to write again.�

    “You're always responsible for what you didn't try to stop.”

  9. In my opinion, the only reason the world doesn't change beyond recognition overnight is because it's too lazy.

    Boulevard Noir is inanimate. Like a mineral. Like a triangle.

  10. “Three hours. Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you're going to do.”

    “This sun and blue sky is just a hoax. This is the hundredth time I've been caught. My memories are like gold in a purse, given by the devil: you open it, and there are dry leaves.”

  11. “I was slowly approaching my end, knowing that my hopes and desires were strictly measured out to fill my books, confident that the last impulse of my heart would fit into the last paragraph of the last volume of my writings, that death would get a dead man”

    this quote perfectly illustrates for me, as a person who works with the fear of death, that the less effectively a life is lived, the more painful the fear of death is, the less a person has done in his life, the more afraid he is of death. And the use of quotations and aphorisms helps to understand that the giants of thought also struggled with the same sorrowful experiences, and even came out victorious.

  12. “Hell is other people”

    Just in case, I will give an explanation of Sartre himself:

    “The phrase' Hell is other people ' has always been misunderstood. Everyone thought I was trying to explain to her that our relationships with others were always ruined, that it was a living hell. But that's not what I meant. I meant that if our relationships with others are distorted, damaged, then the other person can only be hell. Why? Because in the depths of other people is hidden the most significant thing that we have – our self-awareness. When we think about ourselves, try to know ourselves, we use essentially what others already know about us, we judge ourselves using the same means that other people do when they judge us. In everything I say about myself, there is a bit of judgment of others. In everything that I feel in myself, there is a fraction of the judgment of others. Therefore, if my relationships with others are bad, then I am completely dependent on them, and in fact this means that I go to hell. There are quite a few people in the world who are in hell because they depend too much on other people's judgment. But this does not mean that we cannot have a different kind of relationship with others, it just emphasizes the fundamental importance of all others for each of us.”

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