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Quotations about France


Bienvenue! Known for its rich history, exquisite art, picturesque landscapes, and romantic charm, France has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe. From the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris to the stunning beaches of the French Riviera, this diverse country offers a tapestry of experiences that leave visitors in awe. But beyond its beauty and cultural heritage, France is also a place of humour and lightheartedness. So, get ready to explore the lighter side of this magnificent nation as we present a collection of funny quotations that will have you laughing in no time.

Are you ready to embark on a delightful journey filled with laughter and amusement? In this collection, we've gathered a delightful array of funny quotations about France. From playful jabs at the French language and their love for wine and cheese to humorous anecdotes about their peculiar customs and je ne sais quoi, these quotations will bring a smile to your face. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to be entertained as we delve into a world where laughter and French flair go hand in hand.

quotations about France

"I once went out with this wild girl. She made French toast and got her tongue caught in the toaster." Rodney Dangerfield (American comedian, 1921-2004)

"Boy, those French, they have a different word for everything!" Steve Martin (American comedian, 1945-)

"How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?" Charles de Gaulle (French soldier and statesman, 1890-1970)

"France is the most civilized country in the world and doesn't care who knows it." John Gunther (American journalist, 1901-1970)

"You should definitely visit the Louvre, a world-famous art museum where you can view, at close range, the backs of thousands of other tourists trying to see the Mona Lisa." Dave Barry (American author, 1947-)

"True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee. But why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know." P.J. O'Rourke (American journalist, 1947-2022)

"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks, it is a fine country." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"The thing that staggers you when you first come to France is the fact that all the French speak French — even the children." Olivia de Havilland (British-American actress, 1916-2020)

"France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door." Barbara Cartland (English writer, 1901-2000)

Dinners, soirees, poets, erratic millionaires, painters, translations, lobsters, absinthe, music, promenade, oysters, sherry, aspirin, pictures, Sapphic heiresses, editors, books, sailors. And How! Hart Crane (American poet, 1899-1932)

"Unlike the cosy little A-roads in England, their French counterparts tended to be both straight and lined with trees, in order, it was said, that the German army might more easily find their way to Paris, and march in the shade while they did so." Guy Fraser-Sampson English writer

"They have a very low rate for attempted murder and a high rate for successfully concluded murder. It seems that when a French person sets out to kill someone, they make a good job of it." Nick Yapp (author, 1938-)

"No matter how politely or distinctly you ask a Parisian a question, he will persist in answering you in French." Fran Lebowitz (American writer, 1946-)

"Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?" Thomas Moore (Irish musician and songwriter, 1779-1852)

"It just proves that fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong. They eat horses instead of ride them." Cole Porter (American songwriter, 1891-1964), who was crippled in a riding accident in 1937

"Cannes is where you lie on the beach and stare at the stars, or vice versa." Rex Reed (American critic, 1938-)

"France is a country where the money falls apart in your hands and you can't tear the toilet paper." Billy Wilder (American screenwriter and director, 1906-2002)

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