Simone De Beauvoir

Simone De Beauvoir

French writer and philosopher
On the evenings when my parents held parties, the drawing-room mirrors multiplied to infinity the scintillations of a crystal chandelier. Mama would take her seat at the grand piano to accompany a lady dressed in a cloud of tulle who played the violin and a cousin who performed on a cello. I would crack between my teeth the candied shell of an artificial fruit, and a burst of light would illuminate my palate with a taste of blackcurrant or pineapple: all the colours, all the lights were mine, the gauzy scarves, the diaMore Simone De Beauvoir quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They [Americans] want to believe that Good and Evil can be defined in precise categories, that Good is already, or will be easily achieved. ... if this optimism appears too superficial, they will try to create a kind of anti-God: the U.S.S.R. That is Evil, and it only needs to be annihilated to re-establish the reign of Good.More Simone De Beauvoir quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We always come back to the same vicious circle - an extreme degree of material or intellectual poverty does away with the means of alleviating it.More Simone De Beauvoir quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
it is only on posters and in advertisement pages that Americans have those chubby cheeks, expanding smiles, smooth looks, and faces flushed with well-being. In fact, almost all are at odds with themselves; drink offers a remedy for this inner malady of which boredom is the most usual sign: as drinking is accepted by society, it does not appear as a sign of their [Americans'] inability to adapt themselves; it is rather the adapted form of inadaptability.More Simone De Beauvoir quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Youth and what the Italians so prettily call stamina. The vigor, the fire, that enables you to love and create. When you've lost that, you've lost everything.More Simone De Beauvoir quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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