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Francois Mitterrand Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: History

A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
- Francois Mitterrand

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

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

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- 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

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

If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France.
- Robert Altman

So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly
being appreciated by the Western media;
especially France was very good,
and Switzerland was very good.
- Milos Forman

I use a retouching varnish which is made in France,
Libert, and that's all the varnish I use.
- Edward Hopper

Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs.
- Carly Simon

The youth of France do not want a new neo-liberal contract.
- Peter Hall

People in France are very intrusive when they recognize you.
In New York, they are very polite, with quick words,
so it's great.
- Audrey Tautou

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

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

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam
who call and suggest parts.
I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting
until the end of my days.
- Sylvia Kristel

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 only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

As in all his subsequent dealings with France,
Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
- Wilfred Burchett

I am a peasant from the Auvergne.
I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France.
Nothing else matters now.
- Pierre Laval

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

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama,
because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity,
and the other the individual lot of man.
- Alfred de Vigny

When our boys come home from France,
we will have the hags flung out.
- W. A. Spooner

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

When I want to know what France thinks,
I ask myself.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

Potentially he could be.
He scored the goal four years ago in France against
Argentina that was extraordinary.
- Alan Hansen

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

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

I do not separate France from Europe.
- Lionel Jospin

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

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

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who
wanted me to come talk to them,
and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences.
I can't tell you why.
- Jim Harrison

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

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

I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South,
I do love southern cooking; southern France,
southern Italy, southern Spain.
I love southern cooking.
- Clarence Clemons

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

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

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory.
The Jews will come from everywhere: from France,
from Russia, from America, from Yemen...
Their faith is their passport.
- David Ben-Gurion

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes
with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up,
let alone kick the ball.
- Fred Frith

There is a racist attack against Muslims and Arabs,
Algerians, Moroccans, and Tunisians in France.
- Walid Jumblatt

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

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

If Japan had been near to either England or France,
war would have broken out long ago.
- Townsend Harris

I Knew why I felt at home.
The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard
as it did all over France at that time.
A country was free again.
- Audie Murphy

I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law
who was the former Mr. France and a trainer.
I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works.
- Suzanne Somers

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

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

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

Far less envy in America than in France,
and far less wit.
- Stendhal

Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time.
- Gavin Bryars

I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my
books did so well in France.
He said it was because in my novels people both act and think.
I got a kick out of that.
- Jim Harrison

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

We have a saying in France.
A dog doesn't make a cat.
- Yannick Noah

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small
numbers of civilized patrons reside.
- Gustave Courbet

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

I liked Berkeley tremendously, Berkeley was a very leftist campus.
I came to love that city as much as I love Paris or
the south of France or New York.
- Whitfield Diffie

France is the only place where you can make love in
the afternoon without people hammering on your door.
- Barbara Cartland

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

I think you get better at staring into space.
Especially living in the South of France.
- Adrian Lyne

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

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

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

No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days.
The playing conditions, the courts in New York and
France are very different.
- Helen Wills Moody

Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone,
after France had fallen and before America entered the War.
- Eamon de Valera

The great majority of men, especially in France,
both desire and possess a fashionable woman,
much in the way one might own a fine horse -
as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal

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

To be successful in my native France,
where people speak the same language and understand me,
is nothing.
- Edith Piaf

We also have favourite place in France,
called Charlot Premier in Nice, which does excellent oysters.
- Roger Moore


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