"I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Khalil Gibran
"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave."
"A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up."
"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."
"It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship."
"Total absence of humor renders life impossible."