She was born in the room where Admiral Coligny was assassinated.
Being told that a Capuchin monk had been devoured by rats, she exclaimed, Poor animals! what a terrible thing hunger must be! (Pauvres bêtes! il faut que la faim soit une chose terrible!)
She called marriage the sacrament of adultery.
Of a very thin actress she observed, One neednt go to St. Cloud to see les eaux (les os).
The names of three sisters, Rose, Marguerite, and Hyacinthe, suggested the exclamation, What a flower-bed! (Ah, quel platebande!) Her comment upon an actress who appeared in midwinter with a dress covered with flowers was, You look like a hot-house (Vous avez lair dune terre chaude).