In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on Paris, we felt it vital to celebrate Paris and France with some inspirational and encouraging quotes.
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” –Ernest Hemingway
“We’ll always have Paris.” –Howard Koch
“I like the Eiffel Tower because it looks like steel and lace.” –Natalie Lloyd
“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.” –Amy Thomas
“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic.
Nothing is more sublime.” –Victor Hugo
“Even the pigeons are dancing, kissing,
going in circles, mounting each other.
Paris is the city of love,
even for the birds.” –Samantha Schutz
“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” –Oscar Wilde
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.” –G.K. Chesterton
“88. People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris.” –Roman Payne
“There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.” –Vincent van Gogh
“Paris is a heaven for all woman’s obsessions: hot men, great chocolates, scrumptious pastries, sexy lingerie, cool clothes but, as any shoe-o-phile knows, this city is a hotbed of fabulous shoes.” –Kirsten Lobe
“I wish I could go to Paris right now.” –Emily J. Proctor