America is my country. Paris is my hometown.
~ Gertrude Stein
A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.
~ Thomas Jefferson
You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists,–these lights. I mean come on, there’s nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.
~ Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris
Ajoutez deux lettres à Paris : c’est le paradis.
~ Jules Renard
To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.
~ Victor Hugo
The whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature and Music… it is worth anyone’s while to dally here for years. Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in everything.
~ James Thurber
What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!
~ Charles Dickens
I could spend my whole life watching the Seine flow by. It is a poem of Paris.
~ Blaise Cendrars
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
~ Mark Twain
When good Americans die, they go to Paris.
~ Oscar Wilde
The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older—intelligence and good manners.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.
~ Marion Cotillard in MIdnight in Paris
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