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Françoise Mallet-Joris

  • Really, one has some friends, and when one comes to think about it it is impossible to tell how one ever became friendly with them.

  • ... if the word frankly or sincerely is not uttered in the first ten minutes — or let us speak openly — then you are not in the presence of a genuine businessman, and he will certainly go bankrupt: take care ...

  • Bread sets free; but does not necessarily set free for good ends — that dear illusion of so many generous hearts. It sets a man free to choose: it often sets free for the bad, but man has a right to that choice and to that evil, without which he is no longer a man.

  • ... possessing faith is not convenient. You still have to live it ...

  • Religions are very bloody. They are always killing each other.

    • Françoise Mallet-Joris,
    • in Marcel Cordier, Dans le Secret des Dix: L'Academie Goncourt Intime ()
  • I am especially horrified by the doings of the political right. When I see the seed, I fear the plant.

    • Françoise Mallet-Joris,
    • in Marcel Cordier, Dans le Secret des Dix: L'Academie Goncourt Intime ()

Françoise Mallet-Joris, Belgian writer

(1930)

Real name: Françoise Lilar.