40 Total Quotes

Jean Giraudoux Quotes

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.
Jean Giraudoux
#Imagination #French Dramatist

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.
Jean Giraudoux
#Discipline #French Dramatist

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux
#Example #French Dramatist

Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist

A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Golf

Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Believe

Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Smile

When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Woman

The secret of success is sincerity.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Sincerity

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Sincerity

A man has only one way of being immortal on earth: he has to forget he is a mortal
Jean Giraudoux
#Earth

Everyone, when there's war in the air, learns to live in a new element: falsehood
Jean Giraudoux
#Falsehood

One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist

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

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
#Woman

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
Jean Giraudoux
#Heart #French Dramatist

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
Jean Giraudoux
#French Dramatist #Poet

It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for.
Jean Giraudoux
#People #French Dramatist