jean-paul sartré for dodge dartré

1 08 2008

“In my journey to the end of night, I must rely not only on dialectical paths of reason. I must have a good solid automobile, one that eschews the futile trappings of worldly ennui and asks only for basic maintenance. My Dodge Dart offers me this elemental solace, and as interior parts fall off I am struck by the realization of their pointlessness. I might not know if the window is up or down. It is of no consequence.”

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5 responses

31 08 2008
Utah Savage

I’m so hoping this is really a quote from Sartre, and not a hoax. If this is true, J P Sartre and I have much in common.

1 09 2008
sitenoise

Such is the nature of hope.

4 09 2008
Utah Savage

I love the grace of your insults. But hate being insulted for my ignorance. You know how that goes? Well, maybe you don’t. I should work on the art of the insult.

4 09 2008
sitenoise

If you left here without hope would you have been happier? I don’t think so. Such is the nature of hope. She is not the daughter of ignorance.

5 02 2014
Darran Edmundson

I had this “quote” on my office wall back in 1995. My copy had an attribution, one Maggie Jamroz. I’m guessing Maggie wrote it as a piece of satire.

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