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Georges Simenon Quotes

Im a bit like a sponge. When Im not writing I absorb life like water. When I write I squeeze the sponge a little - and out comes, not water but ink.
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What Zograffi would have to realize was that Elie had come to the end, and there was no farther-on for him. Nothing. Emptiness.
They could do anything to him they liked. They could prescribe any punishment. But they mustn't force him to leave. That was beyond him. he would rather sit down on the curbstone and let himself die there in the sun.
He was tired. For the others, for a man like Zograffi, did that word have the terrible significance it had for him?

— Georges Simenon

The poor are used to stifling any expression of their despair, because they must get on with life, with work, with the demands made of them day after day, hour after hour.

— Georges Simenon

The fact that we are I don't know how many millions of people, yet communication, complete communication, is completely impossible between two of those people, is to me one of the biggest tragic themes in the world.

— Georges Simenon

I have made love to ten thousand women.

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Madame ... gloatingly savored her words as earlier she had savored her pig's trotter.

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A novelist is a man who doesn't like his mother.

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For 30 years I have tried to make it understood that there are no criminals,

— Georges Simenon

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