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Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
The French complain of everything, and always.
I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!
I have made an art form of the interview. The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians.
The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his 'basic rights.'
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
Being 'contented' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth.
The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably... have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature.
W. Somerset Maugham
'Escargot' is French for 'fat crawling bag of phlegm'.
There's always something fishy about the French.
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American.
The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
Charles Caleb Colton
Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.
I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.
I like to talk about my obsession with french fries because I don't want people to think that 'Let's Move' is about complete, utter deprivation. It's about moderation and real-life changes and ideas that really work for families.
I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they're so rude.
They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.
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