French Quote

Simone de Beauvoir

“La fatalité triomphe dès que l’on croit en elle.”

“Fatality prevails when one believes in it.”


Simone-de-BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908, in Paris, France. When she was 21, de Beauvoir met Jean-Paul Sartre, forming a partnership and romance that would shape her life and philosophical beliefs. De Beauvoir published many works of fiction and non-fiction aligned with existentialist ideas. Her best-known work is 1949’s The Second Sex, a feminist text. She died in Paris on April 14, 1986.


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