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Simone de Beauvoir

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One is not born a woman, but becomes one.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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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.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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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.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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All oppression creates a state of war.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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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

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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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