Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes on World (5 Quotes)


    And I too wanted to be. That is all I wanted; and this is the last word. At the bottom of all these attempts which seemed without bounds, I find the same desire again: to drive existence out of me, to rid the passing moments of their fat, to twist them, dry them, purify myself, harden myself, to give back at last the sharp, precise sound of a saxophone note. That could even make an apologue: there was a poor man who got in the wrong world.

    I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen.

    Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

    Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total... because it may well involve the whole world.

    I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.



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