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French Quotes

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French fries.
I love them.
Some people are chocolate and sweets people.
I love French fries.
That and caviar.
- Cameron Diaz

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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

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel,
and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn.
Do you call that Art?
- Franz Schubert

 

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

There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted
on the battle-field are not bleeding.
- Georges Duhamel

Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere.
- Alain Prost

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The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
- Stendhal

It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to
form a party by themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

In French literature, you can choose a la carte;
in Spanish literature,
there is only the set meal.
- Jose Bergamin

There's something Vichy about the French.
- Ivor Novello

I think before 1997 is over, NATO will have taken giant
strides in what's called adaptation,
the discussions about bringing the French fully into the NATO forces.
- Warren Christopher

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

When I finally decided to do the show,
I only had two weeks to learn the choreography and the songs in French.
- LaToya Jackson

If it's not American, the French won't go see it.
- Norman Spinrad

Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto
to any great extent in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor.
I can work back and forth between French and English.
- Norman Spinrad

The only way the French are going in is if we tell
them we found truffles in Iraq.
- Dennis Miller

The French were mystified about the Watergate scandal.
- Pierre Salinger

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure
when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I've played American, Italian, Greek,
French.
I've been really lucky that way.
- Chita Rivera

The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English
language as in the French.
- Wilfrid Laurier

With respect to the respective French and German traditions
you are no doubt correct,
although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes.
- Brian Ferneyhough

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck

My first public impression was my French teacher,
Derek Swift.
- Rory Bremner

German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz,
and then classical.
- Jim Coleman

Ho joined the French socialist party,
the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
- Wilfred Burchett

Some of the French surrealists at the beginning of
the war had come over to New York and they brought out this magazine.
It was a big, glossy magazine full of surrealist things.
- Kenneth Koch

The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent
is think that it is actually possible,
whereas for the moment, I think it's not.
I have a lot of work.
- Marion Cotillard

In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool.
Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
- Scott Thompson

I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so
totally different from here,
obviously.
And the French values are so different from American values.
- Adrian Lyne

I made a French film called "Merry Christmas" which is a very European film.
It's a World War I piece.
- Diane Kruger

As the French say, there are three sexes -
men,
women, and clergymen.
- Sydney Smith

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

I went into a French restaraunt and asked the waiter,
'Have you got frog's legs?' He said,
'Yes,' so I said,
'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.'
- Tommy Cooper

I wanted to write about what we were doing at the French Laundry,
the recipes and the stories.
- Thomas Keller

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
- Alan Jay Lerner

During the Fifties, political and military activities
in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French,
who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

I eat a cheeseburger with French fries almost every day.
- Cameron Diaz

We decided that the French could never write user-friendly
software because they're so rude.
- Doug Coupland

I play drums, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,
french horn, piano.
- Norman Wisdom

The great watershed of modern poetry is French,
more than English.
- Robert Morgan

When I need a word and do not find it in French,
I select it from other tongues, and the reader has
either to understand or translate me.
Such is my fate.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The problem is that to be a producer,
one must be a gambler, and the greatest French producers were gamblers.
- Marcel Carne

I wish that I spoke more languages.
I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself.
French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.
- Jodie Foster

I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines.
- Eva Herzigova

I've heard though that there is a younger generation
of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.
- Gavin Bryars

I speak English, so I am no longer cute.
My tongue itches for French.
- Anna Held

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet.
When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini.
When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris.
He also wrote some beautiful songs in French.
- Cecilia Bartoli

Of course the French are making very credible movies
and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms
of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter.
That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

There would probably be less of a frenzy among the French public.
- Michel Patini

No, I'm not a French designer either.
I'm from nowhere.
I'm a European, old European is all I am.
- Karl Lagerfeld

The amateur is very rare in French literature -
as rare as he is common in our own.
- Lytton Strachey

French Yemeni relations are strong and good,
they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation;
my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.
- Ali A. Saleh

The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq.
That's been documented.
They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases,
I think with weapons of mass destruction.
- Curt Weldon

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women,
French to men and German to my horse.
- King Charles V

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

We have hated the French for years.
Now you have just joined the club.
It makes you much more likable.
- Simon Cowell

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders

I want to go to college to study journalism.
I want to speak French fluently, to travel.
My mom was a journalist and it's in my blood.
- Mandy Moore

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time".
So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
- Steven Wright

Most of the Ten Commandments are negative.
The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior.
That concept comes from the French Revolution.
- Randall Terry

I don't think there's a back lot here in Hollywood
anymore that has those streets,
like a French Quarter.
- Glenn Danzig

It wasn't a new idea.
During the war against the French we had this kind
of broadcast for the French soldiers.
- Hanoi Hannah

The fun is in figuring out why the French are susceptible to such tripe.
- Bill O'Brien

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

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French


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