Femme Quotes by Françoise Sagan

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Françoise Sagan (real name Francoise Quoriez) was a French playwright, novelist and screenwriter. Best known for her book Bonjour Tristesse (Hello Sadness), which she wrote when she was eighteen, published in 1954. Sagan's work highlighted romantic themes involving disillusioned, but wealthy bourgeois characters. During its time critics raved that it was "vulgar" especially since the author was a mere teenager. Anything that is described as "vulgar" reading only means that it's good (in the same fashion that Americans critiqued of J.D Salinger's Catcher In the Rye).

A few quotes by Françoise that resonates well to the modern day woman's lives and loves. 

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
Femme quotes by Francoise Sagan via DNAMAG
Art must take reality by surprise.
Femme quotes by Francoise Sagan via DNAMAG
Love is worth whatever it costs.
— from Bonjour Tristesse
 Francoise and Robert Westhoff at Carrefour Vavin by Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1970s

Francoise and Robert Westhoff at Carrefour Vavin by Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1970s

I found myself both touched and irritated by the discovery that she was vulnerable.
— via Bonjour Tristesse
 photographed by Philippe Le Tellier, 1963

photographed by Philippe Le Tellier, 1963

She’d like to be indispensable; that’s what every woman wants...
Femme quotes by Francoise Sagan via DNAMAG
Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.

**credits: images via The Red List


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