Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes

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Born: January 28, 1873, Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, August 3, 1954
Occupation: Author

1.
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

2.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

3.
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

4.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

5.
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

6.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

7.
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

8.
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.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

9.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

10.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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