Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre" was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary criticism/literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialist/existentialism and Phenomenology (philosophy)/phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in Twentieth-Century French Philosophy/20th-century French philosophy and Marxism.

His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his open relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir.

He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution".The Nobel Foundation (1964)."Minnen, bara minnen" ISBN 9100571407 from year 2000 by Lars Gyllensten

[ Nobel Prize in Literature 1964 – Press Release]. Address by Anders Österling, Member of the Swedish Academy. Retrieved on: 4 February 2012.

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We do not judge the people we love.

That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.

In love, one and one are one.

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

Everything is gratuitous, this garden, this city, and myself. When you suddenly realize it, it makes you feel sick and everything begins to drift... that's nausea.

Existence precedes and rules essence.

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

One always dies too soon--or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are--your life, and nothing else.

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.

To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.

Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.

A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.

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

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.

Everything has been figured out except how to live.

Man is condemned to be free.

Hell is other people.