Life is short, even for those who live a long time, and we must live for the few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence. The rest I look upon as a mere crowd, lively or sad, loyal or corrupt, from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions, either pleasant or unpleasant, which leave no trace behind them. We ought to hate very rarely, as it is too fatiguing; remain indifferent to a great deal, forgive often and never forget.
Ch. 33 (My Double Life (1907))
Me pray? Never! I'm an atheist.Sarah Bernhardt
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.Sarah Bernhardt
For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.Sarah Bernhardt