A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.

— Thomas Jefferson

Unexpected France Paris quotations

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.

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.

The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older—intelligence and good manners.

In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.

In Paris, the greatest expression of personal satisfaction known to man is the smirk on the face of a male, highly pleased with himself as he leaves the boudoir of a lady.

Coming [to Paris] has been a wonderful experience, surprising in many respects, one of them being to find how much of an American I am.

There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.

There is an atmosphere of spiritual effort here.

No other city is quite like it. I wake early, often at 5 o'clock, and start writing at once.

What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!

But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there.

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely.

This (Paris,France) wouldn't be a bad place, but it's full of Frenchmen.

From Paris we took the Orient Express to Vienna.

I must say I was terribly disappointed; nobody was murdered on the train.

I cannot prevent the French from being French

That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.

When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.

I have been in Paris for almost a week and I have not heard anyone say calories, or cholesterol, or even arterial plaque. The French do not season their food with regret.

In 1994 while on weekend manoeuvres in France, I commandeered a Chieftain tank without permission of my immediate superiors. I then attempted to invade Paris. However, en route I stopped off at Disneyland, or Eurodisney as it was then called, and was subsequently apprehended on Space Mountain.

It's true that the French have a certain obsession with sex, but it's a particularly adult obsession. France is the thriftiest of all nations; to a Frenchman sex provides the most economical way to have fun. The French are a logical race.

Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.

You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.

Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.

Hell is probably quite similar to most Paris bistros .

.. a bit overheated, somewhat too crowded, and a little too noisy for my tastes. The waiters will surely treat you rudely and the cashiers will always add a few extra francs to your bill but ... and this is the important part ... the food will be marvelous.

It is perfectly possible to be enamoured of Paris while remaining totally indifferent or even hostile to the French.

The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American.

I never rebel so much against France as not to regard Paris with a friendly eye;

she has had my heart since my childhood... I love her tenderly, even to her warts and her spots. I am French only by this great city: the glory of France, and one of the noblest ornaments of the world.

The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay, I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café.

In Paris, our lives are one masked ball.

A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag.

The whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature and Music.

.. it is worth anyone's while to dally here for years. Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in everything.

I was a runaway girl from France who married an American and moved to New York City. Im not sure I would have continued as an artist had I remained in Paris because of the family setup.

Paris is not a city, it is the image, the symbol of France, its today and yesterday, the reflection of its history, its geography and its hidden essence.

The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee.