From Understanding the Times by David Noebel, 1991 second printing, hardback, ISBN 0936163100, on page 168, on a page with the title "Philosophers and Scientists Affirming the Supernaturalist Position", there are eight men quoted. The Satre snippet reads:
Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980), a life-long atheist philosopher, said at the close of his hedonistic life: "I do not feel that I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short, a king whom only a Creator could put here; the idea of a creating hand refers to God."(Oh, sorry. I should have made sure you were sitting down, right? Sartre said that?)
When you go to the end of the chapter for the notes, they say that this quote is from The Intellectuals Speak Out About God, ed. Roy Abraham Varghese (Dallas, Texas: Lewis and Stanley, 1984), page 136. (There also seems to have been a Regnery/Gateway publication of this title in 1984, ISBN 0895268272.)
The main thing I want to know is whether we can be sure this is an authentic Satre quote, and, if so, do we know under what circumstances it was delivered? Was it spoken or written, for instance? Was it for publication or not? Were there witnesses? How old was he? I wouldn't bother, except Sartre seems to be a darling of the no-religious-views-allowed crowd. If he changed his mind later I might like to be able to point that out the next time they wave one of the quotes from his younger days in my face. Thanks.
UPDATE: It's looking iffy. See comments.
UPDATE: May 24, 2005: It's looking like it was pruned beyond recognition. See Satre Quote: We get context.