Simone de Beauvoir
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
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.
All oppression creates a state of war.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
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.
If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
Simone de Beauvoir — quotes and aphorisms
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.
One is not born a woman, but becomes one.
No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.