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Françoise Sagan
Born Françoise Quoirez
(1935-06-21)21 June 1935
Cajarc, France
Died 24 September 2004(2004-09-24) (aged 69)
Honfleur, France
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter and dramatist
Nationality French

For me writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz.
Francoise Sagan
One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
Francoise Sagan
I had a strong desire to write and some free time.
Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
Francoise Sagan
Every time I see a film about Joan of Arc I'm convinced she'll get away with it. It's the only way to get through life.
Francoise Sagan
Marriage? It's like asparagus eaten with vinaigrette or hollandaise, a matter of taste but of no importance.
Francoise Sagan
I've tried very hard and I've never found any resemblance between the people I know and the people in my novels.
Francoise Sagan
Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
Francoise Sagan
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the 'fronts' people assume before one another's eyes, and the 'front' a writer puts on the face of reality.
Francoise Sagan
You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine.
Francoise Sagan
I've read Proust and Stendhal. That keeps you in your place.
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
All my life, I will continue obstinately to write about love, solitude and passion among the kind of people I know. The rest don't interest me.
Francoise Sagan
I dreamt of being a writer once I started to read. I started to write 'Bonjour Tristesse' in bistros around the Sorbonne. I finished it, I sent it to editors. It was accepted.
Francoise Sagan
Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
It would be bad form for me to describe people I don't know and don't understand.
Francoise Sagan
Art must take reality by surprise.
Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases.
Francoise Sagan
I always believe things are going to work out.
Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
Francoise Sagan
After Proust, there are certain things that simply cannot be done again. He marks off for you the boundaries of your talent.
Francoise Sagan
The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
Francoise Sagan