A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes
You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be...
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at...
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
Writing only leads to more writing.
January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical...
I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no...
I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time...
No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of...
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets...
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in...
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried...
The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion...
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.