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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.”

3. "We flee from dread, by pretending to look at a thing."

4. "Our life has no tomorrow."

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

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

7. "If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble."

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

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."

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

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

12. "The surest sign of age is loneliness."

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

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

15. "The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself."

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

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

18. "To eat is to appropriate by destruction."

19. "We do what we are and we are what we do."

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

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

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

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."

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

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."