Simone de Beauvoir Quotes.
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.
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.
I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself
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.
When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized
Be loved, be admired, be necessary; be somebody.
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
A man attaches himself to woman — not to enjoy her, but to enjoy himself.
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
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.
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.