Simone de Beauvoir

I couldn’t let the day pass without paying homage to such wonderful mind.

These two quotes (the one in the title image and the one below) are two of my favourite, and not so popular quotes of Simone de Beauvoir.

“Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. And in fact, any man who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will knows quite well that he has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of his goals; their certitude comes from his own drive.”

The Ethics of Ambiguity

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