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"Colette" was the surname of the France/French novelist and performer "Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette" (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the Gigi (1958 film)/film and Lerner and Loewe Gigi (musical)/stage production of the same title.

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

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.

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.

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

Hope costs nothing.

We only do well the things we like doing.

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

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