Pensive

Jean-Paul Sartre, One of My Heroes

"A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost."

"Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience."

"All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure."

"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry."

"Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete."

"Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them."

"Hell is other people."

(This one is really relevant to Cadmus Pariah)
"I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul."

"I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men."

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

"It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous."

"One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life."

(This is what makes me wonder if Clive Barker is a student of Sartre)
"The existentialist says at once that man is anguish."

(Another Cadmus interlude)
"We must act out passion before we can feel it."

"When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die."

"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think."
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Still have Being and Nothingness. It was a bastard to get through, but I wouldn't take the experience for nothing in the world.