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“Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”
Françoise Sagan
“Love lasts about seven years. That's how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.”
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“I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.”
Françoise Sagan
tags: love
“Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework.”
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“The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.”
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“I like men to behave like men. I like them strong and childish.”
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tags: men
“A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you”
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“The questions I would have liked to ask people were: ‘Are you in love? What are you reading?”
Françoise Sagan, A Certain Smile
“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.”
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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”
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“A Strange melancholy pervades me to which I hesitate to give the grave and beautiful name of sorrow. The idea of sorrow has always appealed to me but now I am almost ashamed of it's complete egoism. I have known boredom, regret, and occasionally remorse, but never sorrow. Today it envelops me like a silken web, enervating and soft, and sets me apart from everybody else.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“He lifted me up and held me close against him, my head on his shoulder. At that moment I loved him. In the morning light he was as golden, as soft, as gentle as myself, and he would protect me.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer from it that increases.”
Françoise Sagan
“I have loved to the point of madness. That, which is called madness. That, which to me, is the only sensible way to love.”
Françoise Sagan
tags: sagan
“It amused me to think that one can tell the truth when one is drunk and nobody will believe it.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“I found myself both touched and irritated by the discovery that she was vulnerable.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“My love of pleasure seems to be the only consistent side of my character. Is it because I have not read enough?”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“For what are we looking for if not to please? I do not know if the desire to attract others comes from a superabundance of vitality, possessiveness, or the hidden, unspoken need to be reassured.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“What you call types of mind are only mental ages.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“I did not find him absurd. I saw he was kind, that he was on the verge of real love. I thought it would be nice for me to be in love with him, too.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“Usually I avoided college students, whom I considered brutal, wrapped up in themselves, particularly in their youth, in which they found material for drama or an excuse for their own boredom. I did not care for young people.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“For this was the round of love: fear which leads on desire, tenderness and fury, and that brutal anguish which triumphantly follows pleasure.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“He refused categorically all ideas of fidelity or serious commitments. He explained that they were arbitrary and sterile. From anyone else such views would have shocked me, but I knew that in his case they did not exclude tenderness and devotion - feelings which came all the more easily to him since he was determined that they should be transient.”
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
“Bien sûr on a des chagrins d’amour, mais on a surtout des chagrins de soi-même. Finalement la vie n’est qu’une affaire de solitude.”
Françoise Sagan
“Timpul acordat cititului este intotdeauna timp furat. Acesta este fara indoiala motivul pentru care metroul se intampla sa fie cea mai mare biblioteca a lumii.”
Françoise Sagan
“I was thinking that I should be content to kiss him until the break of day. Bertrand ran out of kisses too soon; desire made them superfluous in his eyes. They were only a stage on the road to pleasure, not something inexhaustible and self-sufficient, as Luc had revealed them to me.”
Françoise Sagan, A Certain Smile
tags: kisses
“A iubi pe cineva inseamna a iubi in egala masura fericirea sa.”
Françoise Sagan
“I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
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Françoise Sagan
“Je dois vraiment en avoir assez, pensait-il, étonné lui-même par ses propres mots; quand je commence à m'occuper du vocabulaire d'une femme, c'est que la fin est proche." (p.98)”
Françoise Sagan, Aimez-vous Brahms?

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