"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Sidonie Gabrielle Colette on Robert Frost
"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."
"The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike."