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I love France. France is a nice place.
I think my best work has been in France with great men. It's been my great fortune to work with really great men - with Olivier Assayas, Raoul Ruiz, Jacques Rivette. I am tutored by them.
I find the stuff that is exciting to me are the films coming out of Taiwan and Iran and France. So I have the feeling I'm not making the films that American distributors want to make.
France has the least social mobility of any developed country. The social elevator no longer works. It's broken.
To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing.
You know what happened, you know, in 1938: France, England, you know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
I must represent France, and I want to be elegant, and I want the French people to be proud of me, you know.
On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise. For now I am content to explore my own home and our nearest neighbour France.
I've done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I've done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand - I did pretty much every ski slope I could find.
Richard C. Armitage
Being and working in America, it's very important to work hard, work smart and work in a certain way. France and Europe has, with the tradition and culture, it's slow-moving and it's not always good.
I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my books did so well in France. He said it was because in my novels people both act and think. I got a kick out of that.
There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who wanted me to come talk to them, and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences. I can't tell you why.
As young cook, especially in France, they're very tough in the kitchen. The idea is to make you humble and learn fast.
In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the one until after I'd written the other.
Poppy Z. Brite
It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?
Samuel P. Huntington
My parents were born abroad. I was born in France, but I feel comfortable everywhere - I don't see the borders.
I am and will remain a tax resident in France and in this regard I will, like all French people, fulfill my fiscal obligations.
The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as has that of France and Britain; Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
Emily Greene Balch
I don't think France is a racist country, I really don't, but we do still have many problems with our immigrant past, and there's a shame that goes with that, that works both ways, in the host and in the post-immigrant generation.
As in all his subsequent dealings with France, Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
I think in France, for example, we can say whatever we want about the French, but going out and dining is more about the intellectual moment to share with the people you dine with than trying to figure out what the chef did with that little piece of salmon or lobster and all that.
France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.
I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days.
I think everyone lifts themselves that little bit extra for the Tour de France, being the pinnacle of our cycling calendar.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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