Jean Giraudoux Quotes

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

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

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Human beings are like timid punctuation marks sprinkled among the incomprehensible sentences of life.

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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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The man who discovers a woman's weakness is like the huntsman in the heat of the day who finds a cool spring. He wallows in it.
— Jean Giraudoux

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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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There's 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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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.
— Jean Giraudoux

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There's 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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