Colette Quotes and Sayings

Colette French novelist (1873 - 1954)

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

We only do well the things we like doing. ~Colette

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

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. ~Colette

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. ~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

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