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115 Brilliant Inspirational Quotes of Simone de Beauvoir

115 Brilliant Inspirational Quotes of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.Wikipedia

Philosopher and influential feminist, Simone de Beauvoir has made her mark on multiple generations, especially with her 1949 manifesto, The Second Sex. In celebration of her birthday this year, Vogue has chosen 6 of her most inspirational, resonant quotes.

Born: January 9, 1908, 6th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
Died: April 14, 1986, Paris, France

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  • What is an adult? A child blown up by age.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • 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.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • 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.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • 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.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • One is not born a woman, but becomes one.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • 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.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • 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.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.– Simone de Beauvoir

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

  • I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.– Simone de Beauvoir

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  • Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Habit has a kind of poetry.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • When Goya was 80 he drew an ancient man propped on two sticks, with a great mass of white hair and beard all over his face, and the inscription, “I am still learning.”– Simone de Beauvoir

  • One day I’ll be old, dead, forgotten. And at this very moment, while I’m sitting here thinking these things, a man in a dingy hotel room is thinking, “I will always be here.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • there is a poetry in making preserves; the housewife has caught duration in the snare of sugar, she has enclosed life in jars.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Literature takes its revenge on reality by making it the slave of fiction …– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Many things would be changed for Americans if they would only admit that there is ill-luck in this world and that misfortune is not a priori a crime.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Americans are nature-lovers: but they only admit of nature proofed and corrected by man.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The individuals who seem to us most outstanding, who are honored with the name of genius, are those who have proposed to enact the fate of all humanity in their personal existences.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Cooking is revolution and creation …– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Man is a talking animal and he will always let himself be swayed by the power of the word. Machines won’t change human nature.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • It’s frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can’t assume the responsibility for everything you do –or don’t do.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • It's only arrogance if you're wrong.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet

 

  • The nearer I come to the end of my days, the more I am enabled to see that strange thing, a life, and to see it whole …– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The Communists , following Hegel , speak of humanity and its future as of some monolithic individuality. I was attacking this illusion.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • When someone you love dies you pay for the sin of outliving her with a thousand piercing regrets.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To will freedom and to will to disclose being are one and the same choice; hence, freedom takes a positive and constructive step which causes being to pass to existence in a movement which is constantly surpassed.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • It is impossible to do anything for anyone.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The whole world was nothing but an exile with no hope of a return.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • Buying is profound pleasure.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Oppression tries to defend itself by its utility.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • Tragedies are all right for a while: you are concerned, you are curious, you feel good. And then it gets repetitive, it doesn’t advance, it grows dreadfully boring: it is so very boring, even for me.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • It is in great part the anxiety of being a woman that devastates the feminine body.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Existence must be asserted in the present if one does not want all life to be defined as an escape toward nothingness.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Women have been burnt as witches simply because they were beautiful.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To give space when what one most yearns for is closeness, that is both the great test and great tragedy of love.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • She was trying to get rid of a religious hangover.– Simone de Beauvoir

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  • She was not to look beyond herself for the meaning of her life.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • From the very beginning, existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • We must not confuse the present with the past. With regard to the past, no further action is possible.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • A man is in the right in being a man; it is the woman who is in the wrong.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The earthly meaning of eternal life was death, and she refused to die.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • I don’t want to be just another blade of grass.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To protest in the name of morality against ‘excesses’ or ‘abuses’ is an error which hints on active complicity. There are no ‘abuses’ or ‘excesses’ here, simpily an all-pervasive system.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • It’s not a very big step from contentment to complacency.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Anger or revolt that does not get into the muscles remains a figment of the imagination.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • It must be said in addition that the men with the most scrupulous respect for embryonic life are also those who are most zealous when it comes to condemning adults to death in war.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Live with no time-out.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Indeed, there is nothing more arbitrary than intervening as a stranger in a destiny which is not ours…– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Every war, every revolution, demands the sacrifice of a generation, of a collectivity, by those who undertake it.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Whether you think of it as heavenly or as earthly, if you love life immortality is no consolation for death.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Tonight, once more, life sinks its teeth into my heart.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Old age is life’s parody.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Marriage is traditionally the destiny offered to women by society. Most women are married or have been, or plan to be or suffer from not being.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Ah, if only there were two of me, she thought, one who spoke and the other who listened, one who lived and one who watched, how I would love myself! I would envy no one.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • There’s something tragic about you. Your feeling for the absolute. You were made to believe in God and spend your life in a convent.’ There are too many with that vocation. God would have had to love only me.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Self-consciousness is not knowledge but a story one tells about oneself.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • What would Prince Charming have for occupation if he had not to awaken the Sleeping beauty?– Simone de Beauvoir

  • He formed his sentences hesitantly and then threw them at me with such force that I felt as if I were receiving a present each time– Simone de Beauvoir

  • The body is the instrument of our hold on the world.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • And without a doubt it is more comfortable to endure blind bondage than to work for one’s liberation; the dead, too, are better suited to the earth than the living.– Simone de Beauvoir

 

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  • Even if one is neither vain nor self-obsessed, it is so extraordinary to be oneself – exactly oneself and no one else – and so unique, that it seems natural that one should also be unique for someone else.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • All the opportunities you let slip by! The idea, the inspiration just doesn´t come fast enough. Instead of being open, you´re closed up tight. That´s the worst sin of all – the sin of omission.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • I could see no reason for being sad. It´s just that it makes me unhappy not to feel happy.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To abstain from politics is in itself a political attitude.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside –from others. We do not accept it willingly.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Society cares about the individual only in so far as he is profitable. The young know this. Their anxiety as they enter in upon social life matches the anguish of the old as they are excluded from it.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • When women act like women, they are accused of being inferior. When women act like human beings, they are accused of behaving like men.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Woman is shut up in a kitchen or in a boudoir, and astonishment is expressed that her horizon is limited. Her wings are clipped, and it is found deplorable that she cannot fly.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • A man would never get the notion of writing a book on the peculiar situation of the human male.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • You can’t assume the responsibility for everything you do or don’t do.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • For me, the problem of time is linked up with that of death, with the thought that we inevitably draw closer and closer to it, with the horror of decay.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • To will oneself moral and to will oneself free are one and the same decision.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • I went to get a detective story. You have to kill time. But time will kill me too – and there´s the true, preestablished balance.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Those interested in perpetuating present conditions are always in tears about the marvelous past that is about to disappear, without having so much as a smile for the young future.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • If you haven’t been happy very young, you can still be happy later on, but it’s much harder. You need more luck.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • We belong to this earth. Now I can see the truth … I love you on this earth of ours. Love me, do!– Simone de Beauvoir

  • That a whole part of the middle class detests me… is utterly normal. I would be troubled if the contrary were true.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • it is not the inferiority of women that has caused their historical insignificance; it is rather their historical insignificance that has doomed them to inferiority.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Jealousy is not contemptible, real love has a beak and claws.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet

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  • The arrogance of some Christians would close heaven to them if, to their misfortune, it existed.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • History is a great cemetery: men, deeds, ideas are always dying as soon as they are born.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Dwelling-place and food are useful for life but give it no significance: the immediate goals of the housekeeper are only means, not true ends.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • immortality is a terrible curse.- Simone de Beauvoir Click To Tweet
  • A foreign country can best be understood through its literature.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • I had never believed in the sacred nature of literature. God had died when I was fourteen …– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Living by proxy is always a precarious expedient.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Old age was growing inside me. It kept catching my eye from the depths of the mirror. I was paralyzed sometimes as I saw it making its way toward me so steadily when nothing inside me was ready for it.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • In order to be an artist, one must be deeply rooted in the society.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • If I were proud of anything in my life, it would be of our love. I feel we have to tell to each other as many things as we can, so we are not only lovers, but the closest of friends at the same time.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • it is so difficult not to become vain about one’s own good luck.– Simone de Beauvoir

  • Every time a man dies, a child dies too, and an adolescent and a young man as well; everyone weeps for the one who was dear to him.– Simone de Beauvoir

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