Existentialism quotes

Welcome to our collection of Existentialism quotes! This page is dedicated to exploring the complexities of the human existence, the search for meaning, and the individual's freedom and responsibility in creating their own purpose in life. Existentialism is a philosophical movement that emerged in the 20th century, emphasizing the significance of individual existence in an often chaotic and absurd world.

Within this category, you will find a range of quotes from various influential existentialist thinkers, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus. These quotes delve into subjects such as the nature of existence, the struggle to find meaning and authenticity, and the anxiety and solitude that can accompany the human condition.

Expect to encounter thought-provoking and introspective quotes that challenge conventional wisdom and encourage self-reflection. These quotes will inspire you to contemplate the fundamental questions of life, question your beliefs, and perhaps even embark on your own journey of self-discovery.

So, whether you are a seasoned existentialist or simply curious about the philosophy, dive into this collection of profound Existentialism quotes and explore the depths of the human experience. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, and provoked as you confront the complexities and contradictions of existence.

None of the rest of my life figures here.
I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.
Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits
Russell Hoban
Russell Hoban
Versatile Author & Creative Storyteller
Is there an existence that is only mine?
D.T. Suzuki
D.T. Suzuki
Pioneer of Zen Buddhism in the West
To live - is that not enough?
Craig Stone
Craig Stone
English footballer
I stared up in disbelief at the information my eyes fed my brain, and lost myself to the stars. For the first time in my life I had a greater idea of how infinitesimally small our planet really is and, furthermore, how tiny and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of the vast universe. I took a seat on a rock next to Lily and took in the moment to comprehend the vastness of everything else, and the incredible smallness of I.
The despairing soul is a rebel.
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
...[I am] utterly entranced, at times, with the mere fact that there are other people, and that they experience themselves as the primary center of consciousness just as I do. That fact alone...Well, that fact alone is staggering.
There's no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one.
When I wake up, I wake to something worse. It’s the astonishment of being myself
Time is the tiger that devours me, but I am that tiger.
Death is just infinity closing in.
What I'm really concerned about is reaching one person. And that person may be myself for all I know.
I, who have been so many men in vain, want to be one man, myself alone. From out of a whirlwind the voice of God replied: I am not, either. I dreamed the world the way you dreamed your work, my Shakespeare: one of the forms of my dream was you, who, like me, are many and one.
No one is anyone, one single immortal man is all men. Like Cornelius Agrippa, I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist.
It seemed incredible that this day, a day without warnings or omens, might be that of my implacable death.
Life and death have been lacking in my life.
What man of us has never felt, walking through the twilight or writing down a date from his past, that he has lost something infinite?