Birthdate: 28. January 1873
Date of death: 3. August 1954
Other names: Coletteová, Sidonie G. Colette
Colette was a French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Her best known work, the novella Gigi , was the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same name. She was also a mime, an actress and a journalist.
L'Envers du music hall (Music Hall Sidelights), "On Tour" (1913)
„Sometimes in my very happiest moments, I feel like crying. My eyes grow dim, my heart seems to choke me. I would like to be sure, in such times of anguish, that everybody loves me; that there is nowhere in the world a sad dog behind a closed door, that no evil will ever come…“
Barks and Purrs
Context: Toby-Dog: It seems to me that of the two of us it's you they make the most of, and yet you do all the grumbling.
Kiki-The-Demure: A dog's logic, that! The more one gives the more I demand.
Toby-Dog: That's wrong. It's indiscreet.
Kiki-The-Demure: Not at all. I have a right to everything.
Toby-Dog: To everything? And I?
Kiki-The-Demure: I don't imagine you lack anything, do you?
Toby-Dog: Ah, I don't know. Sometimes in my very happiest moments, I feel like crying. My eyes grow dim, my heart seems to choke me. I would like to be sure, in such times of anguish, that everybody loves me; that there is nowhere in the world a sad dog behind a closed door, that no evil will ever come...
Kiki-The-Demure: And then what dreadful thing happens?
Toby-Dog: You know very well! Inevitably, at that moment She appears, carrying a bottle with horrible yellow stuff floating in it — Castor Oil!
New York World-Telegram and Sun (1961)
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Claudine and Annie (1903)
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„I did not look for her, because I was afraid of dispelling the mystery we attach to people whom we know only casually.“
Source: The Pure and the Impure