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February 16, 2011 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Jean Paul Sartre's thoughts on love?

I'm looking for a quote, fairly certain by Jean-Paul Sartre, reasonably sure it's from Nausea, about love being akin to a leap (of faith).

French with English translations would be fabulous.

Please help
posted by robotot to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: "I know. I know that I shall never again meet anything or anybody who will inspire me with passion. You know, it's quite a job starting to love somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment, in the very beginning, when you have to jump across a precipice: if you think about it you don't do it. I know I'll never jump again."
posted by Kattullus at 4:47 PM on February 16, 2011 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Indeed from Nausea.
posted by Kattullus at 4:48 PM on February 16, 2011

Best answer: Tu sais, pour se mettre à aimer quelqu'un, c'est une entreprise. Il faut avoir une énergie, une curiosité, un aveuglement... Il y a même un moment, tout au début, où il faut sauter par-dessus un précipice : si on réfléchit, on ne le fait pas. Je sais que je ne sauterai plus jamais.
posted by TheGoodBlood at 5:19 PM on February 16, 2011

Response by poster: Bam! Kattallus and TheGoodBlood, you both rock!

if you think about it you don't do it. I know I'll never jump again
posted by robotot at 6:17 PM on February 16, 2011

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