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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: French
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Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.

Tags: Faithful, Marriage, Women

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

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Only the mediocre are always at their best.

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The secret of success is sincerity.

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

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

Tags: Life, Nature, Poetry

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.

Tags: Beautiful, She, Woman

Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A man has only one way of being immortal on earth: he has to forget he is a mortal.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Tags: Order, Problem, Tell

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.

Tags: Nature, Powerful, Truth