25 Existentialist Animals

These animals are totally deep. You can picture each of them sitting in a smoky Parisian cafe, writing in a weatherworn journal.

2. “I can’t go on, I’ll go on.”

ID: 252493

3. “We flee from dread, by pretending to look at ourselves…as a thing.”

ID: 252511

4. “Our life has no tomorrow.”

ID: 252521

5. “My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.”

ID: 252526

6. “I don’t know what’s going to happen to me or to anyone else in the world.”

ID: 252532

7. “If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.”

ID: 252539

8. “Nothing really matters, and so what if it does?”

ID: 252540

9. “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.”

ID: 252551

10. “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”

ID: 252690

11. Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.

ID: 252693

12. “The surest sign of age is loneliness.”

ID: 252720

13. “Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience…”

ID: 252822

14. “I shall never remake man, but one must do as if.”

ID: 252825

15. “The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself.”

ID: 252826

16. “The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”

ID: 252828

17. “What is life? - A novel. Who is the author? - Anonymous. We read haltingly, laugh, weep… and sleep.”

ID: 252974

18. “To eat is to appropriate by destruction.”

ID: 252978

19. “We do what we are and we are what we do.”

ID: 252997

20. “That’s how we stay young these days: murder and suicide.”

ID: 252998

21. “My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known- no wonder, then, that I return the love.”

ID: 253010

22. “Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.”

ID: 253015

23. “I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.”

ID: 253029

24. “The object does not possess being, and its existence is not a participation in being, nor any other kind of relation.”

ID: 253992

25. “When we are dealing with human beings, no truth has reality by itself; it is always dependent upon the reality of the immediate relationship.”

ID: 254000

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