Maaike Kooijman
Maaike Kooijman Psyche 27 sep 2019
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De 20 mooiste quotes van Simone de Beauvoir

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Of nou ja, mensen… Laatst viel het ons ineens op dat onze reeks tot nu toe volledig uit mannen bestond. En dat kan natuurlijk niet! Daarom delen we deze week quotes van Simone de Beauvoir, een bekende Franse filosofe, schrijfster en feministe. Zij heeft een grote rol gespeeld in de vrouwenbeweging, maar deed ook uitspraken over andere belangrijke dingen in het leven.

De mooiste quotes van Simone de Beauvoir

  1. “Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.”
  2. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion.”
  3. “What is an adult? A child blown up by age.”
  4. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”
  5. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
  6. “No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.”
  7. “To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it’s hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.”
  8. “Today, we are having a hard time living because we are so bent on outwitting death.”
  9. “Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.”
  10. “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”
  11. “In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.”
  12. “Because we are separated everything separates us, even our efforts to join each other.”
  13. “Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.”
  14. “That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”
  15. “Capabilities are clearly manifested only when they have been realized.”
  16. “Self-consciousness is not knowledge but a story one tells about oneself.”
  17. “Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.”
  18. “I could see no reason for being sad. It’s just that it makes me unhappy not to feel happy.”
  19. “It is so tiring to hate someone you love.”
  20. “The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.”

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