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France Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

France is not poetic; she even feels,
in fact, a congenital horror of poetry.
Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will
always prefer are the most prosaic.
- Charles Baudelaire

I have no intention of going back to France,
except for yearly visits to meet my family.
- Francois Gautier

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

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France
suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity;
it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey

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

My son loves the Hotel du Cap, in the south of France.
- Diane von Furstenberg

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

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

In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome;
for the absence of these claims to attention does not
expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
- Marguerite Gardiner

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

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

For years I have been going to the South of France to cool out.
- Suzanne Somers

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
- Julia Child

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

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

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

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

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

I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers,
being free and exploring and making mistakes,
but I did it in France.
I did it privately.
- Molly Ringwald

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

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

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

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

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

For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion;
while,
for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.
- Wilfrid Laurier

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

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

France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

Though, with the ascendancy of Louis,
the political power of the nobles finally came to an end,
France remained, in the whole complexion of her social life,
completely aristocratic.
- Lytton Strachey

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

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

One of the greatest joys in my life was giving a lecture
in French at the College de France.
- James Cronin

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

Today's cinema is a global art form,
it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France,
representing no more than 4% of the world's total.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Does this boat go to Europe, France?
- Anita Loos

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

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

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

France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

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

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem
European countries face where second and third generation
immigrants still do not consider themselves French,
German, or English.
- Bobby Jindal

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France,
Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis.
- James Monroe

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

In a country like France, so ancient,
their history is full of outstanding people,
so they carry a heavy weight on their back.
Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
- Manuel Puig


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