quote by Marcel Achard

The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.

— Marcel Achard

Practical Bedfellows quotations

Ah, children, be afraid of going prayerless to bed, lest the Devil be your bedfellow.


It is true that there are not many smiling faces in modern art galleries.

Happy art is much harder to make. Art and humour are uneasy bedfellows. Artists need strong feelings to motivate them to make things. I am often fuelled by anger.

What an alliance, huh? A Dark-Hunter and a Spathi united to guard an Apollite.

Who would have ever imagined? (Wulf) Love makes strange bedfellows. (Acheron) I thought that was politics. (Wulf) It’s both. (Acheron)

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.


I like to piece together different guitarists, unlikely bedfellows.

You have Jonny Greenwood playing next to Nile Rodgers on the same track, so it becomes like an orchestra of sounds.

Faith and Fear make poor bedfellows. Where one is found, the other cannot exist.

Skepticism is history's bedfellow.

Ease and honor are seldom bedfellows.

Politics makes estranged bedfellows.


Politics make strange bedfellows.

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.

Resurrection, like politics, makes strange bedfellows.

EXISTENCE, n. A transient, horrible, fantastic dream,/ Wherein is nothing yet all things do seem:/ From which we're wakened by a friendly nudge/ Of our bedfellow Death, and cry: "O fudge!"

Pain and beauty, our constant bedfellows


Perhaps Bach and Beethoven are strange bedfellows for Mickey Mouse, but it's all been a lot of fun.

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows, marriage does.

It is worth the while to live respectably unto ourselves.

We can possibly get along with a neighbor, even with a bedfellow, whom we respect but very little; but as soon as it comes to this, that we do not respect ourselves, then we do not get along at all, no matter how much money we are paid for halting.

Sexual attraction makes the strangest bedfellows of all.

Perhaps dirt is the necessary condition of beauty.

... Perhaps hygiene and art can never be bedfellows. No Verdi, after all, without spitting into trumpets. No Duse without a crowd of malodorous bourgeois giving one another their coryzas. And think of the inexpugnable retreats for microbes prepared by Michelangelo in the curls of Moses' beard!


War makes strangers bedfellows.

Economic libertarians and Christian evangelicals, united by their common enemy, are strange bedfellows in today's Republican party, just as the two Georges - the archconservative Wallace and the uberliberal McGovern - found themselves in the same Democratic Party in 1972.

Poetry and slave trading cannot be bedfellows. That's where I stand.

Poverty has strange bedfellows.

Celebrity and charity have been bedfellows for many years.

The key is to try and choose practical, sound and effective ones. There is no shortage of solicitation for endorsement, so you have to really know what you're getting behind and be passionate about it. In this case, aside from just being a spokesperson, they're benefiting a form of expression that is dear to me, painting.


There's a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows.

This cold weather has set all the young Folks to providing Bedfellows.

I have signed two or three Licences every Day [as a Fairfax Justice of the Peace] since I have been at Home. I wish I knew where to get a good one myself; for I find cold Sheets extreamly disagreeable.

Art and business may be strange bedfellows, but an artist must make room in her bed for both.

Luck is only my lover, not my wife," replied Bahktiaan easily.

He drew his saber. "If ever I wed, it will be skill and intelligence." "Tedious bedfellows," said Sergi.