25 September 2009

Quote of the day

I was feeling a bit down the other day, so I read Jean-Paul Sartre's Age of reason to cheer myself up. It's set over a few days in the summer of 1938, and follows Mathieu, a philosophy teacher, who is trying to come up with 4000 francs to pay for an abortion for his mistress, so he doesn't have to marry her and give up his freedom. It's very funny, especially in the scene where he hits his brother up for the cash.

However, the best line has to be this gorgeous quote:

'I'm sitting in my chair, believing in nothing.'

No comments:

visitors since 29 March 2004.