Men don't deceive their wives unless they love them. When they love them most, they deceive them. It's a form of fidelity, their deceit.

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French


Men don't deceive their wives unless they love them. When they love them most, they deceive them. It.. Jean Giraudoux

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We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.

When a grown man reaches forty, we change him for an old one. He has completely disappeared. There's only the most superficial resemblance between the two of them. Nothing is handed on from one to the other.

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.

It would be better if only the old men fought the wars. Every country is the country of youth. When its youth dies, it dies with them.

The secret of success is sincerity.

The theatre is like a Catholic Mass of language.

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.

One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.

A stock certificate is not a tool, like a shovel, or a commodity, like a pound of cheese. What we sell a customer is not a share in a business, but a view of the Elysian Fields. A financier is a creative artist. Our function is to stimulate the imagination. We are poets!

If you sing a song of peace with enough gestures and grimaces, it becomes a war song.

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

Agreement is never reached in love. The life of a wife and husband who love each other is never at rest. Whether the marriage is true or false, the marriage portion is the same: elemental discord.