Hell is other people!
Jean-Paul Sartre

22 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2009

22 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Bernard says:

    I love the picture….but can’t agree with Jean-Paul.
    That picture is every bit a Monet (the style looks just like his “Autumn at Argenteuil”). You’ll be exhibiting at the Louvre next!

  2. Phidelm says:

    Sadly true, that quote. Lovely palette and manipulation of the image, C.

  3. jameshigham says:

    How much do you believe in the Sartre dictum?

    • CherryPie says:

      I haven’t read any of his works although I know the basic premise his ideas. Which particular aspect of it were you referring to?

  4. Denise says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm depends when and where

  5. As is heaven… Sadly far more people create hell than heaven

  6. luisa brehm says:

    right !!!
    love your painting too ….
    lots of kissesssssssssssssssssssssss

  7. Sartre is much neglected these days, I’m sad to say. As de Beauvoir said, “He’s the one author who never lets you down.” “L’enfer, c’est les autres” is from “Huis Clos” or “In Camera” in English. You need to see or read the play to see what he meant. But it’s also a reference to individual reaponsibility to others in the context of wartime resistance. For example, if a French resistance group blew up a German supply train, they might have done some good, but they also knew that there would be reprisals, so what is their responsibility to others? Sorry, I tend to go on a bit when it comes to Sartre and Simone.

  8. ubermouth says:

    Isn’t that the truth?

  9. liz says:

    Oh very true!

  10. Sean Jeating says:

    Well … not many of us would admit that (at least sometimes) we are other people’s hell, hm? :)

  11. Claudia says:

    Yes! I think that Sartre was describing himself. Reading about him, he wasn’t that much fun to be with. Pauvre Simone!

    It was great to discover your Flickr. Interesting photos and tableaux.