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Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher and existential nihilist, who in 1964, turned down the Nobel Prize in Literature, because “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time”.

Kidding! That’s something another great philosopher and nihilist, Kanye West, said to Taylor Swift in the 2009 VMAs.

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Kanye West is an American rapper who’s got an influential career and traces of nihilism in most of his songs.

Can you differentiate Kanye from Sartre? It’s time to find out if you know your existential nihilist right!

Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

1. “Please: Do everything you possibly can in one lifetime.”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre
2. “If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre
 
3. “I’m ready to get out of my own way. The ego is overdone.”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre
4. “Not smiling makes me smile”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre
5. “I do not think therefore I am a moustache.”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre
6. “Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre
7. “You have distracted from my creative process.”
Kanye West
Jean-Paul Sartre

 

How much did you score? Let me know in the comments!

~ Shruti

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