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.
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.
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.