Pierre de Beaumarchais

Pierre de Beaumarchais Quotes

  • ''Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at any time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from the other animals.''
    Pierre De Beaumarchais (1732-1799), French dramatist. Antonio, in Le Mariage de Figaro, act 2, sc. 21 (1784).
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  • ''I hasten to laugh at everything for fear of being obliged to weep at it.''
    Pierre De Beaumarchais (1732-1799), French dramatist. Figaro, in Le Barbier de Séville, act 1, sc. 2 (1775). Byron expressed a similar idea in Don Juan cto. 4, st. 4: "And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep."

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