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