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 animals, authority, faith, purpose, science, sleep, and trust

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?

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on day, discovery, and wedding

The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

Source: Noces, 1945

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on losing and memory

By means of an image we are often able to hold on to our lost belongings. But it is the desperateness of losing which picks the flowers of memory, binds the bouquet.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

Source: Mes Apprentissages, 1936

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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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