Sacha Guitry Quotes

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

I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. After all one must start somewhere.


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

Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris, it is about being reborn there.

You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty.

Two things make the women unforgettable, their tears and their perfume

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

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

One says that money doesn’t buy happiness. Without a doubt, one was speaking of the money of others.

The others were only my wives. But you, my dear, will be my widow.

What probably distorts everything in life is that one is convinced that one is speaking the truth because one says what one thinks.

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

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

With all the things I know, one could write a book… Although, one
might also say that, considering all that I don’t know, one could create
a library.

Even the most respectable woman has a complete set of clothes in her wardrobe ready for a possible abduction.

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

Look after your wife; never mind yourself–she’ll look after you.

Faults of ignorance are excusable only where the ignorance itself is so

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

I have my ignorance to thank for the few things I know.

There are women whose infidelities are the only link they still have with their husbands.

Find someone to love . . . and, oh, someone to love you.

If a playwright is funny, the English look for a serious message, and if he’s serious, they look for a joke.

If the birth of a genius resembles that of an idiot, the end of a Havana Corona resembles that of a 5-cent cigar.