All of the Things

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The first effect of existentialism is that it puts every man in possession of himself as he is, and places the entire responsibility for his existence squarely upon his own shoulders.
Jean-Paul Sartre, “Existentialism is a Humanism” (via sisyphean-revolt)

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Existence is not something which lets itself be thought of from a distance: it must invade you suddenly, master you, weigh heavily on your heart like a great motionless beast—or else there is nothing more at all.
Jean-Paul Sartre, from Nausea (via violentwavesofemotion)