Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette

1873 - 1954

A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette

Those pleasures so lightly called physical.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

Source: Mélanges

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on alcohol, cats, charity, death, influence, nobility, play, pleasure, and violence

A bestial and violent man will go so far as to kill because he is under the influence of drink, exasperated, or driven by rage and alcohol. He is paltry. He does not know the pleasure of killing, the charity of bestowing death like a caress, of linking it with the play of the noble wild beasts: every cat, every tiger, embraces its prey and licks it even while it destroys it.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on temptation and value

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on animals and children

Whether you are dealing with an animal or a child, to convince is to weaken.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

Source: Le Pur et l’Impur,1932

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on choice, dreams, and temptation

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 Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on enthusiasm and foolishness

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on happiness

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on happiness and preparation

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on cats

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My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on intelligence and women

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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