Gabrielle Colette

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Gabrielle Colette

Gabrielle Colette

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.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Among all the modernized aspects of the most luxurious of industries, the model, a vestige of voluptuous barbarianism, is like some plunder-laden prey. She is the object of unbridled regard, a living bait, the passive realization of an ideal. No other female occupation contains such potent impulses to moral disintegration as this one, applying as it does the outward signs of riches to a poor and beautiful girl.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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?More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You do not notice changes in what is always before you.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.More Gabrielle Colette [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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