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I had come to the conclusion that I must really be French, only no one had ever informed me of this fact. I loved the people, the food, the lay of the land, the civilized atmosphere, and the generous pace of life. -- Julia Child
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Once you've lived in France, you don't want to live anywhere else, including France. -- John Ashbery
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France is great because she is France. -- Victor Hugo
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France is a nation devoted to the false hypothesis on which it then builds marvelously logical structures. -- Gore Vidal
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France in August when you can travel through the entire country without encountering a single pesky Frenchman or being bothered with anything that's open for business. -- P. J. O'rourke
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France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits the tread of a man's foot. -- William Shakespeare
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France must be an example to the world in the quality of its food, starting with its children, -- Bruno Le Maire
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The reason why all of us naturally began to live in France is because France has scientific methods, machines and electricity, but does not really believe that these things have anything to do with the real business of living. -- Gertrude Stein
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France is the most civilized country in the world and doesn't care who knows it. -- John Gunther
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When you grow up in the country in France, you have small horizons. -- Patrick Demarchelier
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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
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This is a great day for France! -- Richard M. Nixon
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There's something Vichy about the French. -- Ivor Novello
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I'm not a Frenchie, I'm a Belgie! -- James Coco
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I'm ready to become a French person amongst French people, and more than ever I have the love for my country deeply ingrained in my heart. -- Nicolas Sarkozy
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Basically the French are all peasants. -- Pablo Picasso
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France eats more conciously, more intelligently, than any other nation. -- M.f.k. Fisher
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There is just one France ... one single nation, united in the same destiny. -- Francois Hollande
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France, because it was attacked cowardly, shamelessly, violently, France will be merciless against the barbarians of Daesh. -- Francois Hollande
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France is a country you have to drive through to get to Italy. That's all it's for. -- James May
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In France, I am so free. I have more freedom than most American directors could dare to even imagine. -- Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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France is a country that loves to change their government if it is always the same. -- Honore De Balzac
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Bonjour, the Embassy of France'
'Ah, bonjour, excuse me for asking but where is the French Coastguard?'
'At the coast. Guarding. -- Tim Fitzhigham
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I like going to France, because no one knows who I am. -- Tracey Ullman
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France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. -- Mark Twain
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French people are charming, adorable but not extremely generous with foreigners, but they believe in what they do. I feel proud in exchange because what I did in restoration is something I did for La France. -- Valentino Garavani
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It must be good to be in Germany and France, because I have completely forgotten what it is like to be proud of your government. -- Edward Norton
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Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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In France, I found there is a lot of attention to the little details and to the quality of life. -- Yael Naim
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I was lucky to live 10 years in France, so I learned how to eat and drink there. -- Lorraine Bracco
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There is a painful joke that Europeans often tell of their Gallic neighbors: God created France, the most beautiful country in the world with so much good in it, and ended up feeling guilty about it. He had to do something to make it fair. And so, he created the French people. -- Janine Di Giovanni
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I dunno Lloyd, the French are assholes. -- Harry Dunn
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Boy, those French! They have a different word for everything. -- Steve Martin
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The French hold onto their traditions. I was always so alienated in America. My work was this constant reaction to that. -- Robert Crumb
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The French announced today that they would not help us remove Saddam from Iraq. Well Duh! They didn't even help us remove Hitler
from France. -- Jay Leno
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I am Parisian. I don't love the French. -- Carine Roitfeld
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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
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Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven? -- Alfred De Vigny
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I do not separate France from Europe. -- Lionel Jospin
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All the evils of France have been produced less by the perversity of the wicked and the violence of fools than by the hesitation of the weak, the compromises of conscience, and the tardiness of patriotism. Let every deputy, every Frenchman show what he feels, what he thinks, and we are saved! -- Marquis De Lafayette
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They came from the four corners of the earth, driven by hunger, plague, tumors, and the cold, and stopped here. They couldn't go any futrther because of the ocean. That's France, that's the French people. -- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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Ordinary French people. Citizens of fear. -- Jean-Claude Izzo
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It is only in our beautiful France that wholesale slaughter is done lawfully, in the name of liberty and of brotherly love -- Emmuska Orczy
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there is no nation but the French that can smile even in the face of grim Death himself. -- Alexandre Dumas
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There is no hell, there's only France -- Frank Zappa
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There is an admirable fact about the psychology of France: she knows no half measures, loathsome or sublime, she forges the thought and the beauty of a world or of a dung heap; her destiny is never to be mediocre. -- Josephin Peladan
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What I gained by being in France was learning to be better satisfied with my own country. -- Samuel Johnson
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The French like burgers, Madonna and Miami Vice. -- Nicolas Sarkozy
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UK - that was Britain. -- Ransom Riggs
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Every man has two countries: his own and France. -- Thomas Jefferson
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Patriotism takes the place of religion in France. In the service of la patrie, the doing of one's duty is elevated into the sphere of exalted emotion. -- W. C. Brownell
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The best thing I know between France and England is the sea. -- Douglas William Jerrold
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France has more need of me than I have need of France. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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I have never liked France or the French, and I have never stopped saying so. (15th February 1945) -- Adolf Hitler
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If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France. -- Robert Altman
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The universe is in France; outside it, there is nothing. -- Madame De Stael
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Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time. -- Charles De Gaulle
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In France the men all live in cafes, the children are all put out to nurse, and the women, saving the respect of mademoiselle
well, the less said about them the better. -- William John Locke
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Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada -- Ted Nugent
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The French constitute the most brilliant and the most dangerous nation in Europe and the best qualified in turn to become an object of admiration, hatred, pity or terror but never indifference. -- Alexis De Tocqueville
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Remember gentleman, it's not just France we're fighting for, it's Champagne! -- Winston Churchill
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I like France, where everybody thinks he's Napoleon
down here everybody thinks he's Christ. -- F Scott Fitzgerald
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Thou hast her, France; let her be thine, for we
Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see
That face of hers again. Therefore be gone
Without our grace, our love, our benison. -- William Shakespeare
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for the French clergy, -- Willa Cather
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My goal is to put France back on its feet. I have to put this country back on its feet. -- Francois Hollande
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The French always make our sort happy because, like us, they know how to love, they're just as good at playing the accordion, and they've made a real art of their inability to bake proper bread. -- Sasa Stanisic
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The French: a people who have used their sophisticated culture and beautiful language to bequeath to the world the sliced potato. -- Bauvard
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France cannot be France without greatness. -- Charles De Gaulle
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It was in France that I first learned about food. And that even the
selection of a perfect pear, a ripe piece of Brie, the freshest butter,
the highest quality cream were as important as how the dish you
were going to be served was actually cooked. -- Robert Carrier
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I like Ireland because it means I'm near France. -- Harry Harrison
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I'm very happy in France making movies. -- Michel Hazanavicius
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France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her. -- Pierre Laval
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France is a pretty stable democracy, but incidents occur. And I was pleased to have police accompaniment. -- James Douglas
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Fifteen years ago, France was the promised land of cooking. So I looked at a map, found five restaurants and faxed them to ask for a job. Within five minutes, I got a reply from the then three- star Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier. -- Rene Redzepi
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Countries like France should not be naive. We don't have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix. -- Xavier Niel
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Excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed. -- Ray Nagin
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Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone. God is alone. And the loneliness of God is His strength. -- George Bernard Shaw
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I know where I'm going and I have told the French. I am sure if hope is there, we will be able to put France back on its feet ... to live better in five years than we do today. -- Francois Hollande
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We have hated the French for years. Now you have just joined the club. It makes you much more likable. -- Simon Cowell
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I would love to see the French spending money to restore Iraq. -- Bob Schaffer
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I love the French for their sarcasm, their irony. I love them for their bad moods. -- Marjane Satrapi
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The French always seemed to be so chic. The food was better, the clothes were better, the makeup was better, the hair was better. Everything was better in France. -- Helen Mirren
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More than England to the British West Indian or even Holland to the Surinamer, France is the mother country to the Martiniquan. -- V.s. Naipaul
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Long live the Republic, and long live France. -- Francois Hollande
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Every day I think about where I come from and I am still proud to be who I am: first, a Kabyle from La Castellane, then an Algerian from Marseille, and then a Frenchman. -- Zinedine Zidane
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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. -- Michel De Montaigne
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France needs to find something that makes it stand out. It's not enough for it to do almost as well as its neighbors. -- Bernard Liautaud
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I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely. -- Josephine Baker
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In France today, people no longer eat as much heavy food and fat as they did 15 or 20 years ago. These days, French cooking, through the influence of 'grande cuisine,' has become a bit lighter. And we are beginning to discover the original flavors of our produce. -- Joel Robuchon
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There are the two sides to a Frenchman, logic and fashion and that is the reason why French people are exciting and peaceful. Logic and fashion. -- Gertrude Stein
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France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered and was left without the right to choose. -- Jean-Marie Le Pen
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France has become the second-largest consumer of pizza per person, per pound, in the world, behind the United States and ahead of Italy. -- Elaine Sciolino
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The French have made conversation their claim to civilisation. -- Theodore Zeldin
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It is nice in France they adapt themselves to everything slowly they change completely but all the time they know that they are as they were. -- Gertrude Stein
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Poor France, thy fine climate, rich vineyards, and the wishes of the learned avail nothing; thou art a destitute beggar, and not the powerful friend thou wert represented to me. -- John James Audubon
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There is something in the quality of the French mind to which I have always felt a reluctant kinship. They are the only people I know who can leap into an enormous vocabulary of words and beat them up with the wings of their spirit into a fine hysterical eloquence. -- Corra May Harris
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There is a certain dignity to being French. -- Brigitte Bardot
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The United States, for a French citizen, is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe, along with most Europeans, our freedom. -- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
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France, freed from that monster, Bonaparte, must again become the most agreeable country on earth. It would be the second choice of all whose ties of family and fortune give a preference to some other one, and the first choice of all not under those ties. -- Thomas Jefferson
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You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein Because he hates America he loves mistresses and he wears a beret. He is French people. -- Conan O'brien