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Colette (1873 - 1954)
French novelist [more author details]
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A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
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Hope costs nothing.
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There are days when solitude, for someone my age, 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.
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Colette, 'Freedom,' 1908
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
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Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
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Colette, in New York World-Telegram and Sun, 1961
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.
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Colette, Paris From My Window, 1944
We only do well the things we like doing.
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Colette, Prisons and Paradise, 1932
I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.
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Colette, The Last of Cheri, 1926
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
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Colette, The Pure and the Impure, 1932

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