Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.— Elizabeth Bibesco
The most delicious Elizabeth Bibesco quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
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.
It is never good dwelling on good-byes .
.. it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.
Happiness is the moment when you cease to make an inventory of joys;
it is a glow, a brightness - never a list.
Endurance is frequently a form of indecision.
We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
Of what help is anyone who can only be approached with the right words?
Reticences are as revealing as avowals.
He is invariably in a hurry being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.
Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.
Perfect moments don't turn into half-hours.
Entertaining is one method of avoiding people. It is very often the negation of hospitality.
My soul has gained the freedom of the night
Are there any punishments in life but our joys turned against us?
Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job.
It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.
The image of ourselves in the minds of others is the picture of a stranger we shall never see.
Seeing through is rarely seeing into.
Free love is sometimes love but never freedom.
To some people the impossible is impossible.
To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.
It is harder to cut our gains than to cut our losses.
What we buy belongs to us only when the price is forgotten.
We learn nothing by being right.
The Ten Commandments don't tell you what you ought to do: They only put ideas into your head.
It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room.
Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?
Temptations make one very censorious.
If you are virtuous you condemn the wicked and if you are wicked, you condemn the virtuous.