Paul Meurisse


Paul Meurisse


Meurisse, renowned for his taciturnity, once caught sight of a sign in a florist’s window: “Say it with flowers.” He went in and asked for a rose. “Just one,” he told the young clerk. “To be delivered to this address with my card.” The girl picked out a delicate red rose and asked, “Is there any message?” Meurisse took the flower and plucked out all the petals except two. “There you are,” he said, handing back the mutilated bloom. “And even then, I wonder if I haven’t said too much.”

Biographical Note: 

Paul Meurisse was a French actor noted for the elegance of his acting style, and for his versatility.