Existentialism Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Camus” float=”none” width=”100%”]I rebel therefore I exist.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Camus” float=”none” width=”100%”]Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry” float=”none” width=”100%”]The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arthur Schopenhauer” float=”none” width=”100%”]We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carl Sagan” float=”none” width=”100%”]For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chuck Palahniuk” float=”none” width=”100%”]You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Confucius” float=”none” width=”100%”]Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Budbill” float=”none” width=”100%”]Struggle is what it means to be alive and free.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ernest Becker” float=”none” width=”100%”]Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Franz Kafka” float=”none” width=”100%”]You are free and that is why you are lost.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Durrenmatt” float=”none” width=”100%”]The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gary Cox” float=”none” width=”100%”]To choose not to choose is still a choice for which you alone are responsible.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jack Kerouac” float=”none” width=”100%”]I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jack Kerouac” float=”none” width=”100%”]I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]freedom only gives you something to be sorry for.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]As soon as there will exist for everyone a margin of real freedom beyond the production of life, Marxism will have lived out its span; a philosophy of freedom will take its place. But we have no means, no intellectual instrument, no concrete experience which allow us to conceive of this freedom or of this philosophy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Everything has been figured out, except how to live.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Everything has been figured out, except how to live.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life begins on the other side of despair.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life begins on the other side of despair.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Paul Sartre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joshua Loth Liebman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Julia Louis-Dreyfus” float=”none” width=”100%”]I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lewis Carroll” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marcus Aurelius” float=”none” width=”100%”]Remember that no man loses any other life than this which he now lives, nor lives any other than this which he now loses.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Haddon” float=”none” width=”100%”]I want my name to mean me.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Tillich” float=”none” width=”100%”]man is free, in so far as he has the power of contradicting himself and his essential nature. Man is free even from his freedom; that is, he can surrender his humanity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Tillich” float=”none” width=”100%”]Man is not what he believes himself to be in his conscious decisions[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philippe Petit” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life should be lived on the edge of life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Dawkins” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point? The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rollo May” float=”none” width=”100%”]Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sean Lennon” float=”none” width=”100%”]I’m trying to use the language of today to express a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Simone De Beauvoir” float=”none” width=”100%”]A freedom which is interested only in denying freedom must be denied. And it is not true that the recognition of the freedom of others limits my own freedom: to be free is not to have the power to do anything you like; it is to be able to surpass the given toward an open future; the existence of others as a freedom defines my situation and is even the condition of my own freedom. I am oppressed if I am thrown into prison, but not if I am kept from throwing my neighbor into prison.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Soren Kierkegaard” float=”none” width=”100%”]People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”St. Francis of Assisi” float=”none” width=”100%”]Where there is injury let me sow pardon.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”T. S. Eliot” float=”none” width=”100%”]You are the music while the music lasts.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Terence” float=”none” width=”100%”]Where there’s life, there’s hope.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Unknown Author” float=”none” width=”100%”]Dying is not romantic, and death is not a game which will soon be over.Guildenstern[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Unknown Author” float=”none” width=”100%”]No one can advise and help you, no one. There is only one way: go within. Rainer Maria Rilke[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wendell Berry” float=”none” width=”100%”]Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Shakespeare” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.[/wpsm_quote]