"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jean Giraudoux on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jean Giraudoux on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Jean Giraudoux on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jean Giraudoux on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jean Giraudoux on Robert Frost
"I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life."
"Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom."
"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."
"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."
"Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands."