Simone De Beauvoir quotes

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It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself.... It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsib ...
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 othe ...
In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or r ...
The advantage man enjoys, which makes itself felt from his childhood, is that his vocation as a human being in no way runs counter ...
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength--e ...
Sex pleasure in woman ... is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresse ...
Between women love is contemplative; caresses are intended less to gain possession of the other than gradually to re-create the se ...
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 ...
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