Simone Schwarz-Bart

(1938 / Saintes, Charente-Maritime)

Simone Schwarz-Bart Quotes

  • ''A country depends on the heart of men: it is minuscule if the heart is small, and immense if the heart is great.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 11, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
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  • ''Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 117, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • ''For what is a woman? Nothing, they said, while Toussine is a piece of the world, a whole country, a flash of a Negress, the boat, the sail and the wind, for she had not given in to misfortune.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 28, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • ''I just wanted to tell youeven in hell the devil has his friends.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 185, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • ''Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. Élie in The Bridge of Beyond, p. 71, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • ''Be a brave little Negress, a real drum with two sides, let life hit, bang at you, but always keep the underside intact.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938). Man Cia in The Bridge of Beyond, p. 62, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • ''The sun never gets tired of rising but sometimes a person gets tired of being under the sun.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 166, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • ''The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.''
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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