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The French woman says,
'I am a woman and a Parisienne,
and nothing foreign to me
appears altogether human.' -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The French have got taste. -- Vivienne Westwood
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I just love France, I love French people, I love the French language, I love French food. I love their mentality. I just feel like it's me. I'm very French. -- Olga Kurylenko
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Excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed. -- Ray Nagin
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The English was really my mother, it was never me. Being the daughter of my father, I always felt very French. -- Charlotte Gainsbourg
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I do almost all my movies in French. I dub them. -- Jodie Foster
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Chris: How do you know if a Frenchman has been in your backyard?
Teddy: Hey, I'm French, okay?
Chris: Your garbage cans are empty and your dog's pregnant.
[Chris and Gordie laugh]
Teddy: Didn't I just say I was French? -- Stephen King
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My mother is French, my father is Texan. -- Mireille Enos
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My seven a.m. teacher was from France. And he spoke Frenglish. Sometimes it was funny, but when he announced which chapters we should study and the names came out in English, but the chapter numbers came out in French, I wanted to strangle the sacre bleu out of him. -- Lila Felix
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My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality. -- Jean-Jacques Annaud
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The French are nice people. I allow them to sing and to write, and they allow me to do whatever I like. -- Cardinal Mazarin
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My parents are both Belgian-born, and so am I, actually. I'm bilingual, so I had experience with French. -- Celine Buckens
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Proximity to this death makes me nostalgic for the French language. -- Henri Cole
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I'm Canadian, but no, I don't speak French. -- Cory Monteith
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Throughout the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, Latin was the language of learning and international communication. But in the early modern period, it was gradually displaced by French. By the eighteenth century, all the world - or at least all of Europe - aspired to be Parisian. -- Michael Dirda
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In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool. Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke. -- Scott Thompson
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What isn't clear, isn't French. -- Antoine De Rivarol
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I don't like people who speak French in public places. This includes the French. -- Ian Shoales
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Half-French, half-Greek, one hundred percent grade A asshole. -- Em Wolf
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I can never forgive God for having invented the French -- Peter Ustinov
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In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today. -- Minae Mizumura
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The French are sawed-off sissies who eat snails and slugs and cheese that smells like people's feet. Utter cowards who force their own children to drink wine, they gibber like baboons even when you try to speak to them in their own wimpy language. -- P. J. O'rourke
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To be with another woman, that is French. To be caught, that is American. -- Steve Martin
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I love Americans, but not when they try to talk French. What a blessing it is that they never try to talk English. -- Hector Hugh Munro
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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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I was born in Paris, and my mother was a French teacher, but then I rebelled against my upbringing and studied Spanish in school. So now I just speak bad French and bad Spanish. -- Lydia Leonard
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It's so French to be a cat person. -- Melanie Laurent
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French people are strange about America, I think. -- Michel Hazanavicius
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Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada -- Ted Nugent
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I speak French with timidity, and not flowingly
except when excited. When using that language I have often noticed that I have hardly ever been mistaken for a Frenchman, except, perhaps, by horses; never, I believe, by people. -- Mark Twain
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When I started writing, the first thing that came out was in English. I liked a few French things, but they were very overwhelming. -- Thomas Mars
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I'd had a French education for three years, my father being in the army. From 9 to 12, I went to French school. I've been sort of part of the culture, part of the geography, since I was quite young - the imprint was there. -- Charlotte Rampling
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France is France and a grand place for Frenchman. -- Harry S. Truman
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I may be French, but I'm playing for Arsenal. -- Thierry Henry
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You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated, more intelligent world, more highly civilised too, with rules. -- Bernard Pivot
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Don't just yell France! There are a lot of other countries. -- Holly Black
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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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My primary and secondary education was in French, which had a lasting influence on my life. -- Baruj Benacerraf
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And that night she dreamed in French. -- Erica Bauermeister
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I was born in France. I grew up in Africa. -- Benjamin Millepied
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Moi?", said I, in perfect fucking French. -- Christopher Moore
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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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French are what they are without excusing themselves to be. -- Simon Baker
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A feast of languages -- William Shakespeare
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There's something Vichy about the French. -- Ivor Novello
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To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse - German. -- Emperor Charles V
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English, I know you ... you are German with a license to kill. -- Leonard Cohen
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To tell about him, one should be French, because only the people of that nation manage to explain to others what they don't understand themselves. -- Nikolai Leskov
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I like to provoke. I'm very French. -- Carine Roitfeld
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English. That was where I met him. -- Andrew Koh
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Last night I ordered a whole meal in French. Even the waiter was amazed - it was a Chinese restaurant! -- Henny Youngman
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One thing I can say about the French language is that no one in the world loves their language as much as they do. It doesn't matter if you're close - it still sounds terrible to their ears. -- Mads Mikkelsen
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My mind speaks English, my heart speaks Russian, and my ear prefers French. -- Vladimir Nabokov
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For me, French is so rich and so sacred that learning it is like learning a foreign language. -- Fabrice Luchini
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I learned my French through school. I was lucky in that the tutor on 'The Wonder Years' set spoke fluent French. -- Danica Mckellar
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I always thought there was something French about her, ever since the word 'insouciance' flitted across the surface of my mind the first time we met. -- Jessica Pine
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Polish, Lithuanian, and German - "Dom. -- Upton Sinclair
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Relax," he says, "You're with me. I'm practically French."
"You're English."
He grins. "I'm American. -- Stephanie Perkins
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The French cook; we open tins. -- John Galsworthy
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The French like burgers, Madonna and Miami Vice. -- Nicolas Sarkozy
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It's my country but I don't want to know about France - I was born there but I feel English. -- Eric Cantona
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My French is still good. That's a beautiful language and I'm happy to speak it. -- Famke Janssen
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I think there is an extreme charm in the French, and actually it's their bolshiness that makes them such fun. -- Jane Birkin
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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
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I dunno Lloyd, the French are assholes. -- Harry Dunn
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Movies in this country, its very complicated, and we could bang on about it forever, but the French movie industry is very different because its very obviously French. -- Mick Jagger
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I've got to learn French because I've been going there for years and still, the only words I know are the swear words. -- Clint Eastwood
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I'm as American as de Tocqueville. -- Jarod Kintz
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Basically the French are all peasants. -- Pablo Picasso
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Whenever I hear French spoken as I approve, I find myself quietly falling in love. -- Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1St Earl Of Lytton
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French is the language of diplomacy. Spanish is the language of bureaucracy. -- Ernest Hemingway,
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My jaw was on the floor right about then. How could I not know he spoke French? My boyfriend's hotness had just skyrocketed. Dear God. That body and he speaks foreign languages. As -- Jaymin Eve
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Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French. -- P.g. Wodehouse
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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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Plus there was the standard French insult of ignoring your French and answering in English. -- Glen Duncan
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The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth. -- Stendhal
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I am a Moroccan writer of French expression. -- Tahar Ben Jelloun
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Born in England during the First World War, of Belgian parents with partly German roots, I grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp, where I had the benefit of a classical education taught in the two national languages of Belgium: French and Dutch. -- Christian De Duve
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One of the many advantages of having a boyfriend who is half French is that his culinary repertoire extends beyond mac and cheese. Plus, there's the kissing. -- Meg Cabot
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I spoke in English because the language of the Frisian people is so close to our own. -- Bernard Cornwell
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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 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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You'll be reading the breakfast menu without me before you know it.
Hmm, maybe I don't want to learn French -- Stephanie Perkins
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All my life I have had a certain idea of France. -- Charles De Gaulle
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You know French means like sophisticated, well educated, so far. -- Sophie Marceau
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You will do well to take advantage of Madame's short residence to get up your French a little ... You will be glad of this, my dear, when you have reached France, where you will find they speak nothing else. -- J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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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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An English speaker who has never studied French already knows around 15,000 French words! -- Laura K. Lawless
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I think Lafayette wants to rap in French now. I have to go learn some French.
Damn it, Lafayette -- Lin-Manuel Miranda
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For some reason I'm more appreciated in France than I am back home. The subtitles must be incredibly good. -- Woody Allen
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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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That amenity which the French have developed into a great art ... conversation. -- Cornelia Otis Skinner
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My mother likes what I cook, but doesn't think it's French. My wife is Puerto Rican and Cuban, so I eat rice and beans. We have a place in Mexico, but people think I'm the quintessential French chef. -- Jacques Pepin
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I speak French fluently, so that really helped. -- Noah Hathaway
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I'd like to learn French well enough to write in that language. -- Stephen King
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I don't know what it is about the french language, it seems to be scared of coming out of the mouth so it comes out the nose instead. -- P.d.q. Bach
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No, I'm not a French designer either. I'm from nowhere. I'm a European, old European is all I am. -- Karl Lagerfeld
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I write. I have read a great deal. I enjoy books. I like the wit of languages. Even French I like. I like to be able to think in different modes. I like to be able to use the language a great deal and carry on rehearsals in French. -- Twyla Tharp
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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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By the way, the secret of speaking French is confidence. Whether you are right or wrong, you don't hesitate. -- Joseph Epstein