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Francoise Sagan
(1935-2004) born on
Jun 21
French novelist. She is best known for her novel "A Certain Smile," 1956.
         
   
F
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.

R
Life has confirmed for me the thoughts and impressions I had when I was 18, as if it was all intuition.
A
There are moments when you feel trapped, ill at ease. A year later the same feeling can turn out to be the theme of a book.
N
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.
K
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).
R: W," 17 May 74
A: W," 17 May 74
N: Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).
K: La Chamade, 1965
   


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