Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. The girl today can certainly go out alone, stroll in the Tuileries; but I have already said how hostile the street is: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. The result is this strange paradox that by desiring to grasp nature, but transfigured, in woman, man destines her to artifice. Show 25 25 50 All.
Any self-assertion will take away from her femininity and her seductiveness.
Simone de Beauvoir: 10 key quotes
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. The young girl throws herself into things with ardor, because she is not yet deprived of her transcendence; and the fact that she accomplishes nothing, that she is nothing, will make her impulses only the more passionate. Google doodle Internet Search engines Fiction. The housewife wears herself out marking time: It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence.