Simone de Beauvoir
“La fatalité triomphe dès que l’on croit en elle.”
“Fatality prevails when one believes in it.”
Simone 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.