Literary Birthday – 5 July – Marcel Achard

Marcel Achard was born 5 July 1899 and died 4 September 1974.

Six Quotes

  1. Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
  2. The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
  3. When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
  4. The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
  5. It’s risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.
  6. The auditorium starts laughing when a few people laugh. The whole difficulty is to make these few laugh.

Marcel Achard was a French playwright and screenwriter. He was elected to the Académie française in 1959.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 4th July 2017