Saturday, January 9, 2010

Meandering in thought . . .

Today is the birthday of Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908 – April 14, 1986), writer, existentialist philosopher, and social theorist.

"We must not confuse the present with the past. With regard to the past, no further action is possible." - Simone de Beauvoir

"Society cares about the individual only in so far as he is profitable. The young know this. Their anxiety as they enter in upon social life matches the anguish of the old as they are excluded from it." - Simone de Beauvoir

"I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me." - Simone de Beauvoir

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion." - Simone de Beauvoir

"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay." - Simone de Beauvoir

"Dare to believe me. Dare!" - Simone de Beauvoir

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