Marcel Achard was born 5 July 1899 and died 4 September 1974
- Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
- 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.
- 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.
- The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
- 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.
- 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.