Jean-Paul Sartre

(21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980 / Paris)

Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism, and one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy and Marxism. His work, in addition to being influential to existentialism and Marxism, has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir.

He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it,... more »

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  • God is the solitude of men. There was only me: I alone decided to commit Evil; alone, I invented Good. I am the one who cheated, I am the one who performed miracles, I am the one accusing myself today...
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 10, sc. 4, Gallimard (1951...
  • ''Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 10, sc. 2, Gallimard (1951...
  • ''I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 3, sc. 5, Gallimard (1951)...
  • You see,I divide men into three categories: those who have a lot of money, those who have none at all and those who have a little. The first want to keep what they have: their interest is to maintain ...
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 3, sc. 3, Gallimard (1951)...
  • ''It is too early to love. We will by the right to do so by shedding blood.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher,political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 1, Gallimard (1951).
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