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Simone de Beauvoir

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On ne naît pas femme: on le devient.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#birth #education #gender #gender-realization #upbringing

Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#daughters #expectations #fathers #ideals #perception

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#act #change #delay #future #gamble

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth.

— Simone de Beauvoir


Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#because #fellow #find #involved #just

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#catch #him #hold #husband #job

Today, however, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#existentialism #death

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.

— Simone de Beauvoir


Oppression tries to defend itself by its utility.

— Simone de Beauvoir


To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#self #uniqueness #experience

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Beauvoir herself was deeply religious as a child —- at one point intending to become a nun -— until Simone de Beauvoir experienced a crisis of faith at age 14 after which Simone de Beauvoir remained an atheist for the rest of her life. Debates rage on about the extent to which they influenced each other in their existentialist works such as Sartre's Being and Nothingness and Beauvoir's She Came to Stay. Beauvoir used Les Temps Modernes to promote her own work and explore her ideas on a small scale before fashioning essays and books.

"La Beauvoir" redirects here; also see: Beauvoir (disambiguation). She is best known for her novels including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins as well as her 1949 treatise The Second Sex a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism. Beauvoir wrote novels essays biographies an autobiography monographs on philosophy politics and social issues.

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