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Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism
Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism

“To fight unhappiness one must first expose it, which means that one must dispel the mystifications behind which it is hidden so that people do not have to think about it.”

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Simone de Beauvoir on Art, Science, Freedom, Busyness, and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation
Simone de Beauvoir on Art, Science, Freedom, Busyness, and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

“The saving of time and the conquest of leisure have no meaning if we are not moved by the laugh of a child at play.”

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Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Love Letter to Simone de Beauvoir
Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Love Letter to Simone de Beauvoir

“I am mastering my love for you and turning it inwards as a constituent element of myself.”

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Simone de Beauvoir on How Chance and Choice Converge to Make Us Who We Are
Simone de Beauvoir on How Chance and Choice Converge to Make Us Who We Are

“My life … runs back through time and space to the very beginnings of the world and to its utmost limits. In my being I sum up the earthly inheritance and the state of the world at this moment.”

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Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters and Personal Essays
Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters and Personal Essays

Mark Twain, Susan Sontag, Simone de Beauvoir, E. B. White, Washington Irving, Anaïs Nin, Italo Calvino, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.

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Simone de Beauvoir on Vitality, the Measure of Intelligence, and What Freedom Really Means
Simone de Beauvoir on Vitality, the Measure of Intelligence, and What Freedom Really Means

“There is vitality only by means of free generosity. Intelligence supposes good will… Sensitivity is nothing else but the presence which is attentive to the world and to itself.”

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