Sidonie Colette Quotes

23 Sidonie Colette quotes:

"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave."
"In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness."
"Is suffering so very serious? I have come to doubt it. It may be quite childish, a sort of undignified pastime / I'm referring to the kind of suffering a man inflicts on a woman or a woman on a man. It's extremely painful. I agree that it's hardly bearable. But I very much fear that this sort of pain deserves no consideration at all. It's no more worthy of respect than old age or illness."
Author: Colette Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"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... ''"
Author: Colette Quotes Category: Senses Quotes Dissipation Quotes
"Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut [Animals] up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph... ''Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?''"
"The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike."
"It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship."
"A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men."
"The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not."
"It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place."
"Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either."
"Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you."
"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."
"Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette."
Author: Colette Quotes Category: French Novelist Quotes Idleness Quotes
"To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one."
"You do not notice changes in what is always before you."
"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."
Author: Colette Quotes Category: French Novelist Quotes Pity Quotes
"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."
Author: Colette Quotes Category: French Novelist Quotes Villains Quotes
"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."
"Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight."
Author: Colette Quotes Category: French Novelist Quotes Jealousy Quotes

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