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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #existentialism

I know we didn't accomplish anything, but it felt great to sit there and talk about our place in things.

Stephen Chbosky

#existence #existentialism #friends #life #life-roles

Having just enough life to enjoy being dead.

Jim Holt

#nirvana #philosophy #life

I have crossed the seas, I have left cities behind me, and I have followed the source of rivers towards their source or plunged into forests, always making for other cities. I have had women, I have fought with men ; and I could never turn back any more than a record can spin in reverse. And all that was leading me where ? To this very moment...

Jean-Paul Sartre

#existentialist #nausea #men

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

Cornelia Funke

#character #cornelia-funke #existentialism #words #writers

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.

Hermann Hesse

#existentialism #maturity #youth #youth

A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty—and, by which definition, a philosopher—dreamed he was a butterfly, and from that moment he was never quite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher. Envy him; in his two-fold security.

Tom Stoppard

#plays #stoppard #dreams

No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.

Friedrich Nietzsche

#existentialism #conformity

And it's always better, isn't it, when you discover answers on your own?

Veronica Rossi

#guidance #inspirational #young-adult #inspirational

There comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two make four is punished with death. The schoolteacher is well aware of this. And the question is not one of knowing what punishment or reward attends the making of this calculation. The question is that of knowing whether two and two do make four.

Albert Camus


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