Colette Quotes

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Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
– Colette

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It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
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Don’t ever wear artistic jewelry; it wrecks a woman’s reputation.
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In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
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A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
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Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
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What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
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It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally and politely, put parents in their place.
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Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on.
– Colette

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