Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

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Author Profession: French Writer
Born: January 09, 1908
Died: April 14, 1986
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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

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

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.

I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.

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.

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

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

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

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.

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.

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

One is not born a woman, but becomes one.

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.

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.

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.

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

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

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire. Angelina Jolie age

The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. Tom Felton age

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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