I have crossed the seas, I have left cities behind me, and I have followed the source of rivers towards their source or plunged into forests, always making for other cities. I have had women, I have fought with men; and I could never turn back any more than a record can spin in reverse. And all that was leading me where? To this very moment…
Nausea // Jean-Paul Sartre
Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
// Jean-Paul Sartre
Before you actually live it, life is nothing.
But it’s up to you to give it a meaning.
Existentialism And Humanism // Jean-Paul Sartre
I have led a toothless life…
I have never bitten into anything.
I was waiting.
I was reserving myself for later on-
and I have just noticed that my teeth have gone.
L’Age de Raison // Jean-Paul Sartre