Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
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.
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.
January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.
Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.
You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
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.
In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
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.
The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.
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.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
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.
Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
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.
Writing only leads to more writing.
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.
A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.