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

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French

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

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

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.

The secret of success is sincerity.

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.

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

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

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

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

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!

Ask any soldier. To kill a man is to merit a woman.

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.

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.

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