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 Sidonie Gabrielle Colette - “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.”
 Sidonie Colette - “To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.”
 Sidonie Colette - “One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.”
 Sidonie Colette - “Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.”
 Sidonie Colette - “Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.”
 Sidonie Colette - “Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.”
 Sidonie Colette - “A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.”
 Sidonie Gabrielle Colette - “Girls usually have a paper mGchT face on their wedding day.”
 Sidonie Colette - “It's so curious one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses.”
 Sidonie Colette - “Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.”
 Sidonie Gabrielle Colette - “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.”
 Sidonie Colette - “In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.”
 Sidonie Colette - “And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.”
 Sidonie Colette - “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”
 Sidonie Colette - “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.”
 Sidonie Colette - “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 - “Is suffering so very serious I have come to doubt it. It may be quite childish, a sort of undignified pastime -- I'm referring to the kind of suffering a man inflicts on a woman or a woman on a man. It's extremely painful. I agree that it's hardly bearable. But I very much fear that this sort of pain deserves no consideration at all. It's no more worthy of respect than old age or illness.”
 Sidonie Colette - “Is suffering so very serious I have come to doubt it. It may be quite childish, a sort of undignified pastime I'm referring to the kind of suffering a man inflicts on a woman or a woman on a man. It's extremely painful. I agree that it's hardly bearable. But I very much fear that this sort of pain deserves no consideration at all. It's no more worthy of respect than old age or illness.”
 Sidonie Colette - “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.”
 Sidonie Colette - “The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.”
 Sidonie 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.”
 Sidonie Colette - “It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.”
 Sidonie Colette - “It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.”
 Sidonie Colette - “As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.”
 Sidonie Colette - “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''”

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