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Céleste de Chateaubriand

  • [On Napoleon, in 1815:] The moment it was certain that the lion had been chained, sufficient words could not be found to damn him.

    • Céleste de Chateaubriand
  • A thousand pardons for troubling you so often; but this is the way with ladies given to good works. I know of no people more troublesome, more tiresome, more headstrong, and more useless.

    • Céleste de Chateaubriand,
    • in Isaphene M. Luyster, ed., Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame Récamier ()

Céleste de Chateaubriand, French literary figure, founder of old-age home for priests

(1774 - 1847)

Full name: Céleste Buisson de la Vigne de Chateaubriand. Known as the Viscountess de Chateaubriand.