- Everything ends this way in France. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, affairs of state—everything is a pretext for a good dinner.
Cécile (1951) 1910–87 French dramatist:
- France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.
History of the French Revolution (1837) vol. 3, bk. 7, ch. 7 1795–1881 Scottish historian and political philosopher:
- France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.
Guardian 24 December 1984 1901–2000 English writer: in
- How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Les Mots du Général (1962) 1890–1970 French soldier and statesman, President of France 1959–69: Ernest Mignon
- The last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gay,
I heard the laughter of her heart in ev'ry street café.
1895–1960 American songwriter: ‘The Last Time I saw Paris’ (1941 song)
- Paris is a movable feast.
A Movable Feast (1964) epigraph 1899–1961 American novelist:
- Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us
Six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?
The Fudge Family in Paris (1818) 1779–1852 Irish musician and songwriter:
- France has more need of me than I have need of France. 1769–1821 French monarch, emperor 1804–15: speech to the Corps Législatif, Paris, 31 December 1813
- They order, said I, this matter better in France.
A Sentimental Journey (1768) opening words 1713–68 English novelist:
- If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.
English Social History (1942) ch.8 1876–1962 English historian: