Quotes by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

French writer

Alive from: 1873-1954

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
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    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.
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    One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
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    Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
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    Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
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    The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
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    The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.
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    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.
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    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.
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    To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
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    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... ''
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    What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
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    You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
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    You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
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    You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
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