Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French novelist: writer of Gigi
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known mononymously as Colette, was a French author and woman of letters. She was also a mime, actress, and journalist. Colette is best known in the English-speaking world for her 1944 novella Gigi, which was the basis for the 1958 film and the 1973 stage production of the same name. Her short story collection The Tendrils of the Vine is also famous in France.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.
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.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.