Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
Simone De Beauvoir quotes
- One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius. -Simone De… One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius. -Simone De Beauvoir
- "On the day when it will be possible for woman to love… "On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself -- on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life . . ." - Simone de Beauvoir
- "The true joy of life [is] being used for a purpose… "The true joy of life [is] being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one ... being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap heap ... being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances." - George Bernard Shaw
- Eine Frau wird umso begehrenswerter, je stärker Eine Frau wird umso begehrenswerter, je stärker die Natur in ihr entfaltet und je nachdrücklicher sie in ihr gebändigt erscheint. (Simone de Beauvoir)