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Depending on the inflection, ah bon can express shock, disbelief, indifference, irritation, or joy - a remarkable achievment for two short words.

— Peter Mayle

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Every Englishman believes that Handel now occupies an important position in heaven. If so, le bon Dieu must feel toward him very much as Louis Treize felt toward Richelieu.


When I get compared to artists like Jose Gonzalez or Bon Iver, I can't help but think, "I've been doing this since they were in third grade."

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I've got my old favorites like The Eagles and Bon Jovi.

I had learned of Gertrude Steins bon mot that medicine opened all doors.

This prompted me, in different moods, to view my future life as literary psychiatrist, globe-trotting tropical disease specialist, or academic internist.

A good intention does not mean honor. [Fr., A bon entendeur ne faut qu'un parole.]


The country of Mexico has just gotten its first Taco Bell.

You're Welcome. Finally, Mexicans will have access to... Mexican food. Bon appetit. I can't imagine how confused they will be when they get a taco.

Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful.

No man can dispose of Christianity with a bon mot

Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon foi, believes itself right. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak.

The movies are celluloid hemorrhoids. No, worse: They're celluloid Bon Jovi.

Taste is to literature what bon ton is in society.


Black Sabbath wasn't like the Bon Jovis of the time.

We were just a bunch of guys that were against the grain of society. And we sung about things that people thought back then.

Bon Jovi's trick is to use heavy-metal chords and still sound absolutely safe.

Rock & roll used to be rebellion disguised as commercialism; now so much of it is commercialism disguised as rebellion.

That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is?

Whether it's Dorothy Parker or Oscar Wilde, they're brilliant with genius bon mots. Of course, I find them extraordinary.

It's a little bit more like I want to give this to the people that are really into it first - I don't have a lot of desire to be like Bon Jovi or something like that, I really want to concentrate on the music.


We've been around for almost three decades now - there's about three generations of Bon Jovi fans.

A man of sense, though born without wit, often lives to have wit.

His memory treasures up ideas and reflections; he compares themwith new occurrences, and strikes out new lights from the collision. The consequence is sometimes bons mots, and sometimes apothegms.

There are a lot of really good guitar sounds and new kind atmospheres on the new Bon Jovi record. I think people are going to dig it, man. And it rocks hard.

If I did a Rock record, it would be equally as truthful because I love Rock.

I had to actually sing to Bon Jovi one time and I felt like he believed me. He's one of my favorite artists, so there's nothing better than the truth.

I don't want the big flashing lights and red carpet, like, "Here comes another Bon Iver album!" I just want it to be my bedroom-y thing. But that'll take a while to figure out.


I listen to so many different kinds of music - I mean, I listen to everything.

I listen to everything from Bon Jovi to Taylor Swift. It just goes everywhere.

I think FDR was very dashing and charming and debonair, and probably reminded her of her father. A great bon-vivant. He loved to party. He loved to sing. He loved to have fun. And he wrote beautiful letters, just as her father did, which - alas and alack - Eleanor Roosevelt destroyed. But she refers to his beautiful letters. And she was charmed by him.

I've never spoken to Bon Iver, but I would love to. I'm a huge fan!

This Thursday, Barack Obama is gonna give his acceptance speech, and reportedly it's going to include performances by Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Yeah. And they say Obama's not black enough!

When your 18th, 19, 20 years old like we were at that time, its just like anyone else, you look at like Silverchair and bands like that that are super young and sound extremely derivative of bands that were out at that current moment. As they sounded like 'Nirvana in pajamas' as we called them, we sounded like Bon Jovi and Skid Row and Motley Crue, because we were only influenced by what was out at the time because we were so young

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I'm Volstag and what you see is what you get.

He's a bon vivant lover of life epicurean goodfellow. He's a god, which helps. He's full of life. He reminds me very much of Falstaff. There's a wonderful innocence to him and the steadfast loyalty of a big Saint Bernard dog.

Speak of the appetite for drink; or of a bon-vivant's relish for dinner! What are these mere animal throes and ragings compared with those fantasies of taste, of those yearning of the imagination, of those insatiable appetites of intellect, which bewilder a student in a great bookseller's temptation-hall.

A fool has not material enough to be good. [Fr., Un sot n'a pas assez d'etoffe pour etre bon.]

American Secretaries of State have typically been more buttoned up than bon vivant, but John Quincy Adams's diplomatic successes - bigger than anything Presidential or legislative that he achieved - still surprise a student of his personality.

I go to the theater, all the time. I'm not one of these secret movie, watch a 35mm print in my living the weekend it comes out guys. I'm not Jon Bon Jovi. I go to the Arclight, like a regular asshole.


Oh, that was a good time, when I was unhappy.

[Fr., Oh c'etait le bon temps, j'etais bien malheureuse.]

Genuine bon mots surprise those from whose lips they fall, no less than they do those who listen to them.

Many people make their own God; and he is much what the French may mean when they talk of le bon Dieu,--very indulgent, rather weak, near at hand when we want anything, but far away out of sight when we have a mind to do wrong. Such a God is as much an idol as if he were an image of stone.

In France we can cauterize wounds but we do not yet know any remedy for the injuries inflicted by a bon mot.