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The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
The world belongs to those who feel nothing. The essential condition of the practical man is the absence of sensibility.
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The Book of Disquiet
To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth.

The Second Sex
If we face the fact, for it is a fact, that there is no arm to cling to, but that we go alone and that our relation is to the world of reality and not only to the world of men and women...

A Room of One's Own
It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning.

Mrs. Dalloway
The beauty of the world... has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
The world would only cease to terrify me if I became the world. If I were the world, I wouldn't be afraid. If we are the world, we are moved by a delicate radar that guides.
To eat communion bread will be to taste the world's indifference, and to immerse myself in nothingness.

The Hour of the Star
Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born.

The Hour of the Star
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