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10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

December 8, 2015

10 inspiring quotes on freedom of choice, life, love, compassion, women, sexuality, homosexuality by Simone de Beauvoir10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir about freedom of choice, love, compassion and being a woman…

  1. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion”
  2. “People seem to think that if you keep your head empty you automatically fill your balls.” The Mandarins
  3. “We will not let ourselves be intimidated by the number and violence of attacks against women; nor be fooled by the self-serving praise showered on the “real woman”; nor be won over by men’s enthusiasm for her destiny, a destiny they would not for the world want to share.” The Second Sex
  4. “I tried to love you less. I couldn’t.” The Mandarins
  5. “Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation”
  6. “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself”
  7. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay” 
  8. “One cannot conduct a correct life in a society which is not”
  9. “To exist is to dare to throw oneself into the world
  10. “What would Prince Charming have for occupation if he had not to awaken the Sleeping beauty?” The Second Sex


November 12, 2015

{WISE WORDS} Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat...Such a beautiful text from Ernest Hemingway…

This week in Paris, working and catching up with friends, is doing me the world of good…life feels a bit lighter.

If you are going to the Airbnb conference, come and say hello, I’ll be on the Expert panel on Thursday and Friday from 5.45 to 7pm to share tips and give advice on how to style your home and using social media to promote your properties.


October 13, 2015

Some days you eat your greens, some days you eat chocolate....it's called balance. Read on www.karinecandicekong.comI’m so balanced these days you can call me Buddha…
OK so yes, I’m entering my 4th week of not working out and not eating such a balanced diet and I’m ok with it. I’m OK with it because…



October 6, 2015

Little piece of wisdom I’m trying to pass on to Mila…What best piece of advice have you been giving to your children?

Nowadays kids are a lot more connected than we were at their age. As a Blogger, it would be difficult for me to prevent her from using social media but I’m trying to teach her to keep her feet on the ground and to connect with her own tribe so to speak….real friends, friends she shares an interest, people she can rely on.

Funnily enough, when it comes to Mila owing a phone for instance, I’m super traditional. She hasn’t got one yet and I will postpone it as much as I can (I’m aiming for her 16 years old birthday) :-) How about you? How are you feeling about all of this?Little piece of wisdom I'm trying to pass on to my daughter. Read more at www.karinecandicekong.com