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Although the French were very friendly and helpful. On one location we were to film at the top of the Eiffel Tower but we couldn't, as it was so misty with four inches of snow on the ground. We couldn't see a thing but we finally got it done.
~ Lalla Ward Quotes.

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.
~ Gertrude Stein.

Appreciation, gratitude, affection-these are the qualities Parisians bestow on their parks. Beauty, serenity, tranquillity, majesty-these are the rewards they reap in return.
~ Landt Dennis.

As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes.

Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.
~ Steve Martin.

Everything ends this way in France - everything.Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs - everything is a pretext for a good dinner.
~ Jean Anouilh.

France has more need of me than I have need of France.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits the tread of a man's foot.
~ William Shakespeare Quotes.

France is the only country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
~ Billy Wilder.

France famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
~ Matthew Arnold.

France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.
~ Thomas Carlyle.

Frenchmen are like gunpowder, each by itself smutty and contemptible, but mass them together and they are terrible indeed!
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes.

Have the French for friends, but not for neighbors.
~ Nicephorus.

I hate the French because they are all slaves and wear wooden shoes.
~ Oliver Goldsmith, Essays appeared in the British Magazine, June, 1760.

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

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.

I would have loved it - without the French.
~ David Herbert Lawrence.

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
~ Ernest Hemingway.

In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is.
~ Geoffrey Cottrell.

In France everything is a matter for jest. People make quips about the scaffold, about Napoleon's defeat on the banks of The Beresina, and about the barricades of our revolutions. So, at the assizes of the Last Judgment, there will always be a Frenchmen to crack a joke.
~ Honore de Balzac.

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

It {France} may be the only country in the world where the rich are sometimes brilliant.
~ Lillian Hellman.

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.
~ Anita Loos.

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris ... [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping.
~ Orville Wright.

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