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

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French

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

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

The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death's deserters.

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.

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 should only believe half of what women say. But which half?

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.

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 tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.

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

The theatre is like a Catholic Mass of language.

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.

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