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

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French

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There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

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

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.

Everyone, when there's war in the air, learns to live in a new element: falsehood.

I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am.

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

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

There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people.

It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for.

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.

I don't like knowing about other people's feelings. There is nothing more embarrassing. Just as when you play cards and you see your opponent's hand. You are sure to lose.

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.