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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 ()
  • [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 ()
  • [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 ()
  • [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 ()
  • Poisinet's verses are like spoiled children — loved only by their father.

    • Sophie Arnould,
    • 1740, in Arnoldiana ()
  • Oh, those were the good times — I was so unhappy.

    • Sophie Arnould,
    • 1782, in Arnoldiana ()

Sophie Arnould, French actor, opera singer

(1740 - 1802)

Full name: Madeleine-Sophie Arnould.