Facts about Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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Sidonie Gabrielle Colette was a famous Novelist from France, who lived between January 28, 1873 and 1954.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Sidonie, under the main topics: Equality, Wisdom.

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Famous quotes by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (36)


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"Be happy. It's one way of being wise"
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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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"No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object"
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"A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men"
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"You do not notice changes in what is always before you"
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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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"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it"
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"January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead"
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"A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts"
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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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"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall"
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"The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives"
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"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet"
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"It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship"
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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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"Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either"
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"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"
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"I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering"
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"A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up"
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"Writing only leads to more writing"
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"The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time"
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"Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you"
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"In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness"
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"I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart"
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"The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike"
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"If I can't have too many truffles, I'll do without truffles"
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"Be happy. It's one way of being wise"
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"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"
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"A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up"
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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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"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave"
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"Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger"
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"My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved"
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"Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight"
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"It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place"
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"In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge"


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