Françoise Sagan was born 21 June 1935, and died 24 September 2004
- I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.
- I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
- Art must take reality by surprise.
- The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
- The questions I would have liked to ask people were: ‘Are you in love?’ ‘What are you reading?’
- For me writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz.
- 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.
- Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter.
- It amused me to think that one can tell the truth when one is drunk and nobody will believe it.
Françoise Sagan was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. She is best known for her novel, Bonjour Tristesse.
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