Quotation Explorer - 'Colette'

Trudno zadowolić jednocześnie wszystkich i samą siebie. Wolę zacząć od siebie... - Colette
It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. - Colette
Total absence of humor renders life impossible. - Colette
Hope costs nothing. - Colette
Don't you think, that there are very few men who know, without raising their voice or changing their tone, to say...what has to be said? - Colette
No one asked you to be happy. Get to work. - Colette
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. - Colette
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. - Colette
It is only in pain that a woman is capable of rising above mediocrity. Her resistance to pain is infinite; one can use and abuse it without any fear that she will die, as long as some childish physical cowardice or some religious hope keeps her from the suicide that offers her a way out. - Colette
We only do well the things we like doing. - Colette
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time. - Colette
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. - Colette
Time spent with a cat is never wasted. - Colette
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. - Colette
Be happy. It's one way of being wise - Colette
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. - Colette
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. - Colette
Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."(Casual Chance, 1964) - Colette
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. - Colette
look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you... - Colette
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