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Sophie Arnould

"[Of a bitterly satiric writer who died of poison:] Mon dieu! He must have been sucking on his pen."

Sophie Arnould, 1740, in Arnoldiana (1813)

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"[Of a woman wearing a lover's river of diamonds around her neck that hung quite low:] They are returning to their source."

Sophie Arnould, 1740, in Arnoldiana (1813)

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"[On a woman entering the convent after an unhappy marriage:] That's what happens to women like that -- they give themselves to God when the Devil doesn't want them."

Sophie Arnould, 1762, in Arnoldiana (1813)

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"[Refusing to name her dinner guests to a police interrogator who said 'But, madame, I should think a woman like you would remember her dinner guests:] Yes, Monsieur, but with a man like you I am not a woman like me."

Sophie Arnould, 1740, in Arnoldiana (1813)

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"Poisinet's verses are like spoiled children -- loved only by their father."

Sophie Arnould, 1740, in Arnoldiana (1813)

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"Oh, those were the good times -- I was so unhappy."

Sophie Arnould, 1782, in Arnoldiana (1813)

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Sophie Arnould, French actor, opera singer
(1740 - 1802)

Full name: Madeleine-Sophie Arnould.