She suffers as a miser. She must be miserly with her pleasures, as well. I wonder if sometimes she doesn't wish she were free of this monotonous sorrow, of these mutterings which start as soon as she stops singing, if she doesn't wish to suffer once and for all, to drown herself in despair. In any case, it would be impossible for her: she is bound.
More Quotes from Jean-Paul Sartre:Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
I am condemned to freedom. I am not free because I can make choices, but because I must make them, all the time, even when I think I have no choice to make.
Nothing happens while you live. The scenery changes, people come in and go out, that's all. There are no beginnings. Days are tacked on to days without rhyme or reason, an interminable, monotonous addition.
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
Because the Nazi venom worked its way even into our thoughts, every accurate thought was a conquest because an all-powerful police sought to force us into silence every word became as precious as a declaration of principle because we were persecuted, each of our gestures carried the weight of a commitment.
Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough
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