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QUOTES ON FRANCE


I like France, where everybody thinks he’s Napoleon—down here everybody thinks he’s Christ.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Tender Is the Night

Have you ever been to France?... I have travelled through several of its provinces. In some of which half the population are lunatics, whereas in others they are too cunning by half; in some parts they are quite good-natured and rather simple-minded, while in others they cultivate their wits. But wherever you go, the principal occupation is making love, the second is spreading scandal, and the third is talking nonsense.

VOLTAIRE, Candide