Jean Paul Sartre Quotes

God is dead. Let us not understand by this that he does not exist or even that he no longer exists. He is dead. He spoke to us and is silent. We no longer have anything but his cadaver. Perhaps he slipped out of the world, somewhere else like the soul of a dead man. […]

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.

We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and as mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act.

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.

Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough.

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.

I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.