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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.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Profession: French Writer, Philosopher

There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.

Author: Hazel Scott (1920-1981)

Profession: American Entertainer

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.

Author: Susan Sontag (1933)

Profession: American Essayist

I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.

Author: Sting (1951)

Profession: British-born American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Being is the great explainer.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

I can, therefore I am.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic