The best Quotations


And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. the ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Girls usually have a paper m?ch? face on their wedding day.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I love my past, i love my present. i am not ashamed of what i have had, and i am not sad because i no longer have it.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

In the matter of furnishing, i find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. after death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It's nothing to be born ugly. sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. to become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man i loved.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. one of them tempts us - ah! what a dream, to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. a woman who is intelligent does not.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. but they survive, they come to the surface again. and they develop a routine of the abyss: ''it's four o clock. at five i have my abyss... ''
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


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