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Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes

Novelist
Born On
1873-01-28
Died On
1954-08-03
Birth Place
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France
Death Place
Paris
Birth Sign
aquarius
Father
Jules-Joseph Colette
Mother
Adèle Eugénie Sidonie
Spouse
Maurice Goudeket, Henry de Jouvenel, Henry Gauthier-Villars
Nationality
French
Writers, Novelists

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.

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

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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.

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

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

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

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette