George Sand Quote
“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?”
Histoire de ma vie [Story of My Life: The Autobiography of George Sand] (autobiography up to the revolution of 1848; 1855)
“No human creature can command love, and no one is guilty for feeling or for losing it.”
Jacques (1833), LXXXI. Sometimes misquoted as "No human creature can give orders to love."
Letter to Lina Calamatta, 31 March 1862
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Sand
Born: July 1, 1804
Died: June 8, 1876 (aged 71)
Bio: Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.