Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette

1873 - 1954

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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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on life and wishes

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on friendship

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette

If I can't have too many truffles, I'll do without truffles.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on writing

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Writing only leads to more writing.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on absence, assumptions, and time

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on cats, control, deception, honor, kindness, needs, silence, and time

I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a greater control over myself, for a characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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