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Famous quotes about France and Paris

Ernest Hemingway:

  • If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast
  • Il n’y a que deux endroits au monde où l’on puisse vivre heureux:  chez soi et à Paris.
    (There are only two places in the world where we can live happy:  at home and in Paris.)

Paula McLain (from The Paris Wife written about Hemingway's wife): Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.

Gertrude Stein: America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

Mark Twain: In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.

Honoré de Balzac: Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.

André Gide (French Nobel Prize of Literature winner): French people are Italian people in bad mood

Former French President Charles de Gaulle:

  • I cannot prevent the French from being French
  • How can anyone govern a nation that has 240 different kinds of cheese?

From movies/TV shows:

  • Paris is always a good idea Sabrina
  • Remember, if there are any complaints, in France, the customer is always wrong A Good Year
  • We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it Marge Simpson/Simpsons





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