Sidonie Gabrielle Quotes

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us -ah! what a dream, to live in that! The other stifles us at the first breath. -Sidonie Gabrielle

It’s so curious: one can resist tears and behave very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer.. and everything collapses. -Sidonie Gabrielle

There are days when solitude 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. -Sidonie Gabrielle

Books, books, books. It was not that I read so much. I read and re-read the same ones. But all of them were necessary to me. Their presence, their smell, the letters of their titles, and the texture of their leather bindings. -Sidonie Gabrielle