Jean Paul Sartre, born June 21, 1905, Paris, France, died April 15, 1980, Paris. French writer and philosopher. A leading Existentialist, he wrote literary works, such as the autobiographical novel Nausea (1938) and the play No Exit (1944), and philosophical volumes that include Being and Nothingness (1943). Sartre declined the 1964 Nobel Prize for literature.
All human actions are equivalent . . . and . . . all are on principle doomed to failure.
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away . . . . To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
Man is a useless passion.
If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.
Hell is other people.
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