No human creature can give orders to love.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world.
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
George Sand — quotes and aphorisms
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.