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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Maurice Chevalier on happiness, life, acting, singing, positive, waiting, artistic, process, real, life, age, art and inspiration.

22 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Maurice Chevalier That Will Make You Love Him More

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor, Singer

Born On: September 12, 1888

Died On: January 1, 1972

Born In: Paris, France

Died At Age: 83

Maurice Chevalier was a multi-talented French celebrity of the 20th century. He was an actor, cabaret singer and a prolific entertainer. During the initial days of his career, he worked as an acrobat in a circus following which he depended on various petty jobs for survival. During a performance as a singer in a local club, he was encouraged by a local theater employee to join theater. There he soon gained fame as a singer and was allowed to share the stage with one of the lead female singers. This performance turned out to be a huge hit and made him popular all over Paris. He had to take a break from the world of entertainment as he had been taken as a prisoner of war by Germany during the First World War. There he learned English and moved to London to become a French singer at the Palace Theatre. His career further progressed as he worked for songs in plays and films. This paved his path to Hollywood where he debuted with the musical film titled ‘Innocents of Paris’. He further worked in various movies where his work as an actor was appreciated by the audience. Here is a treasure trove of quotations and sayings by the finest artist which have been curated from his work, songs, films, plays, and life. Let us browse through the famous quotes and thoughts by Maurice Chevalier.

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.

Maurice Chevalier

You don't stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.

Maurice Chevalier

A man must have his dreams - memory dreams of the past and eager dreams of the future. I never want to stop reaching for new goals.

Maurice Chevalier

Only soldiers and labouring men can appreciate how glorious it really is to lie late in bed in winter-time. When your life revolves around having to to be at work at seven o'clock in the morning you know everything about that ghastly lep up still half asleep and the rush to put your head under a tap of ice-cold water with the barbarous object of shocking yourself awake.

Maurice Chevalier

The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.

Maurice Chevalier

The older one gets the more one comes to resemble oneself.

Maurice Chevalier

The crime of loving is forgetting.

Maurice Chevalier

Old age is not that bad when you consider the alternative.

Maurice Chevalier

Inspiration comes unawares, from unaccountable sources that have nothing to do with planning or intelligence. Let it cool ever so slightly, and you are left, pen or brush in hand, with no inspiration at all. Gifted people need not, therefore, make a song and dance about being or supposing themselves superior. They simply happened to be born with that fortunate, subconscious equipment of theirs, and the mystery exists independently of intelligence or ambition.

Maurice Chevalier

Considering the alternative. . . it's not too bad at all.

Maurice Chevalier

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.

Maurice Chevalier

Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.

Maurice Chevalier

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

Maurice Chevalier

When you hit seventy you sleep sounder, you feel more alive than when you were thirty. Obviously it's healthier to have women on your mind than on your knees.

Maurice Chevalier

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.

Maurice Chevalier

One does not grow old until he believes he has more to look back on than he has to look forward to.

Maurice Chevalier

It is always the same: women bedeck themselves with jewels and furs, and men with wit and quotations.

Maurice Chevalier

Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.

Maurice Chevalier

When you have done your best with what you know how to do best - and people everywhere look at you with a friendly smile.

Maurice Chevalier

Like a genial hotelier, Rolex has introduced me to some of the nicest people. I ask about their Rolex and they ask about mine. It's as marvelous a conversation piece as it is a timepiece.

Maurice Chevalier

Do not be afraid to be afraid.

Maurice Chevalier

I prefer old age to the alternative.

Maurice Chevalier