Photo of Simone de Beauvoir, French writer, political activist, and feminist

Simone de Beauvoir Quotes

Image: Photo of Simone de Beauvoir, French writer, political activist, and feminist

Advice from the Feminist writer and companion of Jean Paul Sartre…

“There is only one solution if old age is not to be an absurd parody of our former life, and that is to go on pursuing ends that give our existence a meaning – devotion to individuals, to groups or to causes, social, political, intellectual or creative work.”

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

“If the feminine issue is so absurd, is because the male’s arrogance made it “a discussion.”

“All oppression creates a state of war. And this is no exception.”

“Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.”

– Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

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