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Colette Quotes

It cant drag on this way much longer," she said to herself. "One evening hell whistle under my window, Ill go down by a ladder or a knotted rope and he will carry me away on a motorcycle, off to a den where his subjects will be assembled. Hell say: Here is your new Queen. And ... and ... it will be terrible!"
viii. Their Queen is away and anarchy reigns! The Journal said so! How grand to be Queen, with a red ribbon and a revolver ...
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You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

— Colette

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

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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.

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What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

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Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you ...

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If he's getting married, he's not longer interesting.

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The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.

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Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

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Books, books, books. It was not that I read so much. I read and re-read the same ones. But all of them were necessary to me. Their presence, their smell, the letters of their titles, and the texture of their leather bindings.

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Youth is not the age to seduce, it's the age to be seduced.

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It can't drag on this way much longer," she said to herself. "One evening he'll whistle under my window, I'll go down by a ladder or a knotted rope and he will carry me away on a motorcycle, off to a den where his subjects will be assembled. He'll say: 'Here is your new Queen.' And ... and ... it will be terrible!"
viii. Their Queen is away and anarchy reigns! The Journal said so! How grand to be Queen, with a red ribbon and a revolver ...

— Colette

They exchanged looks full of mischievous security.

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People who are perfectly sane and happy don't make good literature, alas.

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I felt my soul overwhelmed with sorrow because, though I'm not in the least fond of dancing, I should have liked to dance with someone whom I adored with all my heart: I should have liked to have that someone there so that I could relieve my tension by telling him everything that I confided only to Fanchette or to my pillow (and not even to my diary) because I so wildly needed that someone, and this humiliated me, and I would never surrender myself except to the someone whom I should completely love and completely know - dreams, in short, that would never be realized!

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My son, be rich and live your own life! Tell yourself that you're the incarnation of an ancient aristocracy. Model yourself on the feudal barons. You're a warrior

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Two o'clock already! High time for a woman of letters who has turned out badly to go to sleep.

— Colette

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