"I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Simone de Beauvoir on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Simone de Beauvoir on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Simone de Beauvoir on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Simone de Beauvoir on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Simone de Beauvoir on Bruce Lee
"What is an adult? A child blown up by age."
"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
"To catch a husband is an art to hold him is a job."
"Art is an attempt to integrate evil."
"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."