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Quotes of the day: Sacha Guitry

Published Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EST
Feb 21 2014

Alexandre-Pierre Georges "Sacha" Guitry (February 21, 1885 - July 24, 1957) was a French stage actor, film actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright of the Boulevard theatre. He was the son of a leading French actor, Lucien Guitry, and followed his father into the theatrical profession. He became known for his stage performances, often in boulevardier roles, in the many plays he wrote, of which there were more than 120. He was married five times, always to rising actresses whose careers he furthered. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A man must marry only a very pretty woman in case he should ever want some other man to take her off his hands.

A woman who runs off with her lover does not abandon her husband; she rids him of an unfaithful wife.

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.

He does not seem intelligent enough to be crazy.

Honest women are inconsolable for the mistakes they haven't made.

I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies' hands- after all, one must start somewhere.

I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us.

If women knew how much we missed them, they would leave sooner.

If women were good, God would have one.

Memory is the one paradise out of which we cannot be driven.

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile.

The better I know men... the more I like dogs!

The little I know, I owe to my ignorance.

The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place.

To dread irony is to fear reason.

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

Why is it better to love than to be loved? It is surer.

You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty.

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