The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. French translation

— Marcel Pagnol

The most charming Marcel Pagnol quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There's no need to tell the children that.


My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.


The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself.


I was terrified that the wild boar might be attacking my father, and so I prayed to God - if he existed - to protect him and to direct the boar against my uncle instead, who believed in heaven, and therefore was more willing to die.


One has to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.