Elizabeth Bibesco Quotes.
Endurance is frequently a form of indecision.
You don’t have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won‘t hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.
Isn’t that what love means, to fill ordinary, commonplace, conventional things with magic and significance, not to need the moon and white scent-heavy flowers at night?
Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.
What is it one yearns for? It is to be able to do a thing for the first time again. And that is impossible.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Are there any punishments in life but our joys turned against us?
Happiness is the moment when you cease to make an inventory of joys; it is a glow, a brightness – never a list.
The only thing that matters is to have charm and expression. Then comes that horrible gnawing doubt of our own magnetism. Is it possible that, though we are not lovely, we are not irresistible either? That we will have to go through life belonging neither to the triumphantly beautiful nor to the triumphantly ugly?
Happiness is a light, an atmosphere, an illumination. It sets a personality. I always feel that it is a creation that is difficult for some and easy for others, but essentially an achievement, never an accident.
Seeing through is rarely seeing into.
There is something very independent about French balloons – you feel you couldn’t make a pet of one.
To some people the impossible is impossible.