Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette

1873 - 1954

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 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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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 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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