Françoise Sagan – Money May Not Buy Happiness
“Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”
– Françoise Sagan
Leave it to an impossibly cool Parisian teenager to put everything in perspective. Françoise Sagan wrote her first and most famous novel Bonjour Tristesse when she was a teenager. She got kicked out of two high schools, one for having hanged a bust of Moliére with a piece of string, and her nom de plume was taken from the character Princesse de Sagan in Proust’s Remembrance of All Things Past. The ultimate and inventor of disillusioned teenager grew up to have a number of passionate affairs with magazine editors and American playboys, adopting a hobby of driving her Jaguar around Monte Carlo between gambling sessions. If you are like Françoise Sagan and are living life with passion, between emotional extremes, and weary at the world, then perhaps you may also desire to collect a pile of money only to buy a Jaguar in which to cry.