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“[Of a bitterly satiric writer who died of poison:] Mon dieu! He must have been sucking on his pen.”
“[Of a woman wearing a lover's river of diamonds around her neck that hung quite low:] They are returning to their source.”
“[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.”
“[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.”
“Poisinet's verses are like spoiled children — loved only by their father.”
“Oh, those were the good times — I was so unhappy.”
Sophie Arnould, French actor, opera singer
(1740 - 1802)
Full name: Madeleine-Sophie Arnould.