“Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed.”
“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”
“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!”
As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
A woman has the age she deserves.
I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.
I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”