Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (June 21, 1905 April 15, 1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist, novelist and critic..
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"I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant."
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