39 Total Quotes

Sidonie Gabrielle Quotes

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist

How do you like them? like a pear, a lemon, a la Montgolfier, half an apple, or a cantaloupe? Go and choose, don't be embarrassed.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Apple

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist

A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Animals

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist #Happiness

Writing only leads to more writing.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist

Hope costs nothing
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Hope

By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Cats

Sit down and 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.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist

There are no ordinary cats.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Animals

There are days when solitude 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.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist #Freedom

Real poverty is lack of books
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Books And Reading

The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Cats

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist #Evil

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.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Writers And Writing #Doubt

I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Life

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist #Absence

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist #Temptation

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist #Excess

Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger.
Sidonie Gabrielle
#French Novelist

That provisional tomb where the living exile sighs, weeps, fights and succumbs, and is born again, remembering nothing, with the day
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Living

Who said you should be happy? Do your work
Sidonie Gabrielle
#Work