Socialism, born and raised in France, is unpersuasive even to the promiscuously persuadable French.
France cannot be France without greatness.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident.
So in Europe, we had empires. Everyone had them - France and Spain and Britain and Turkey! The Ottoman Empire, full of furniture for some reason. And the Austro-Hungarian Empire, famous for fuck all! Yes, all they did was slowly collapse like a flan in a cupboard.
Dogs smoke in France.
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.
The majority of (painters), because they aren't colorists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs.
When France has a cold, all Europe sneezes.
The further off from England, the nearer is to France - / Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.
When in 1966 Charles de Gaulle ordered France out of NATO and American troops off French soil, Secretary of State Dean Rusk asked him if that included the American soldiers lying dead in the cemeteries at Normandy and throughout France.
I have a switch in my apartment that doesn't do anything. Every once in a while I turn it on and off. On and off. On and off. One day I got a call from a woman in France who said "Cut it out!
Europeans, like some Americans, drive on the right side of the road, except in England, where they drive on both sides of the road; Italy, where they drive on the sidewalk; and France, where if necessary they will follow you right into the hotel lobby.
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs... Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home..
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
You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France. I don't. I think that's old Europe.
The last time that I trusted a dame was in Paris in 1940. She was going out to get a bottle of wine. Two hours later, the Germans marched into France.
Wine is the blood of France.
Remember gentlemen, it is not just France we are fighting for, it is Champagne
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.
France deserved to keep its own great naval yards.
If France are not at their best then we could beat them (in what would be their first ever away victory in the Six Nations).
Chirac is saying: France is adapting. We are applying the same strategic thought but to deeply different circumstances.
Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive Russia.