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France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating
by Adam Michnik

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating
power in the world of culture.
This is true both of the French right and the French left.
They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys
or farmers who do not understand anything.
- Adam Michnik

Poland is an ally of the United States of America.
It was our duty to show that we are a reliable,
loyal, and predictable ally.
America needed our help, and we had to give it.
- Adam Michnik

Israel is the only country in the Middle East where
Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.
- Adam Michnik

If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be
blind and deaf to signals from outside.
- Adam Michnik

 

I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started
against my own work and against myself.
Even though we are not sure of the links,
Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its
flags in mourning on 9/11.
- Adam Michnik

I think it's always dangerous to make political arguments
in a religiously ideological way.
And it's very dangerous to treat as traitors to the
American nation those who think differently.
- Adam Michnik

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

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To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

France generates a significant part of its energy requirements
from fission reactors and these have achieved a perfect safety record.
We build ours all differently.
- Wilson Greatbatch

There is an Islamic population in France,
most of which comes from the North African countries.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Now, I had been drawing all this time -
especially in France of course -
so,
when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do
a cover for one of the books he published.
- Dick Bruna

There were ten concentration camps in France from 1939 on.
- Martha Gellhorn

I speak on due consideration because Britain,
France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery,
and all other European states are preparing to abolish
it as speedily as they can.
- William H. Seward

The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos
and they sit back and they make deals.
And they say okay, 'I'm going do this:
France,
you're getting the pipelines.'
- George Clooney

I grew up in France, my first language was French,
and I tend to gravitate towards French cooking.
- Robert Stack

Although all new ideas are born in France,
they are not readily adopted there.
It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Pam has always been my glamorous big sister -
13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit
for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France,
Japan.
- Tracy Austin

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France.
The whole idea is regarded as a novelty,
or an oddity.
- Marilyn Hacker

France turned a deaf ear to the demands,
but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity
in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
- Wilfred Burchett

France is a place where the money falls apart in your
hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.
- Billy Wilder

Foucault was the one person I met in France that I could talk to.
He was a mensch.
You know whether you agree with him or not because
you know what he is saying.
- Leslie Fiedler

I am working as public relations director for the Tour
de France and maintaining my farm.
- Bernard Hinault

We've been back since July, but I spent some time with
the family in the south of France over the summer.
We rented a house with another couple and took it easy.
- Laura Innes

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France.
I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
- Carla Bley

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
- Anatole France

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or
India one is greeted with gracious respect.
- James Broughton

My husband is a general's chauffeur somewhere in France.
- Lillie Langtry

I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe,
and of France.
- Jacques Delors

I am just like 99% of my friends in France,
who say on their resume they can speak fluent English.
In reality, they can't even count up to three.
- Greg Akcelrod

When I go back to France now I spend all the my time with press and sponsors.
I do not have a lot of time to spend at home with my family.
- Jean Alesi

The impressionists, Debussy, Faure, in France,
did take a few steps forward.
- Pierre Schaeffer

I like Ireland because it means I'm near France.
- Harry Harrison

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world,
but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
- Helen Rowland

I spent another six years in Europe covering sporting
events such as the Tour de France.
- John Tesh

One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges,
France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
- Gustave Flaubert

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

I like going to France, because no one knows who I am.
- Tracey Ullman

English people don't have very good diction.
In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly,
and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
- Vivien Leigh

You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France.
I don't.
I think that's old Europe.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's
childhood and on her family influences.
It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
- Antonia Fraser

In France, I learned about wine and cheese.
- Walter Wager

But do you know, I shall not be sorry to die.
I shall be glad, Monsieur.
And why glad, you ask? Because I love France and hate
the Germans who have put this war on us.
- Philip Gibbs

Creole is New Orleans city food.
Communities were created by the people who wanted to
stay and not go back to Spain or France.
- Paul Prudhomme

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
- Gertrude Stein

When France resolved, along with England,
to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland,
the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome
proportions was inevitable.
- Rene Cassin

It is in order that France may find her place in the
new Europe that you will respond to my appeal.
- Pierre Laval

I have contacts with the Tour de France which keep me close to cycling.
- Bernard Hinault

A country like France now does two-thirds of its trade within the euro zone.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

There wasn't anti-Semitism in France.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

It is not what France gave you but what it did not
take from you that was important.
- Gertrude Stein

France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
- Jacques Chirac

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries -
like France,
Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

France has more need of me than I have need of France.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour.
I hadn't been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences,
and I collapsed in pure fright.
- Andy Partridge

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France

Of the love or hatred God has for the English,
I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France,
except those who die there.
- Joan of Arc

Only in a popular war against France...
do I see a misfortune.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

You know what happened, you know, in 1938:
France,
England, you know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
- Milos Forman

Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners
that you will go to work in Germany!
It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!
- Pierre Laval

I have recently started acting lessons in south France,
and I intend to commence acting lessons at Rada.
- David Ginola

It is alleged that half a million Spanish men,
women and children fled to France after the Franco victory.
- Martha Gellhorn

I've been to Paris France and I've been to Paris Paramount.
Paris Paramount is better.
- Ernst Lubitsch

I am going to fight - I, a socialist and Syndicalist -
so that we shall make an end to war,
so that the little ones of France will sleep in peace,
and the women go without fear.
- Philip Gibbs

France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered
and was left without the right to choose.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent,
but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

When the railways of France, Germany and India were
breaking down through age,
it was the Americans who rebuilt them.
- Gordon Sinclair


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