Colette Quotes

Colette

French novelist (1873 - 1954)

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The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.

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A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

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We only do well the things we like doing.

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You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

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

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Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

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The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.

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We only do well the things we like doing.

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