Françoise Sagan





Françoise Sagan


Born
in Carjoc, France
June 21, 1935

Died
September 24, 2004

Genre

Influences


Born Françoise Quoirez, she grew up in a French, Catholic, bourgeois family. She was an independent thinker and avid reader as a young girl, and upon failing her examinations for continuing at the Sorbonne, she became a writer.

She went to her family's home in the south of France and wrote her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, at age 18. She submitted it to Editions Juillard in January 1954 and it was published that March. Later that year, She won the Prix des Critiques for Bonjour Tristesse.

She chose "Sagan" as her pen name because she liked the sound of it and also liked the reference to the Prince and Princesse de Sagan, 19th century Parisians, who are said to be the basis of some of Marcel Proust's characters.

She was known for her love
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“Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”
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“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.”
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