Top 595 Paris Quotes

In this post, you will find great Paris Quotes from famous people, such as Melania Trump, Jean Reno, Yael Naim, Anne Reid, Johan Rockstrom. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

My mom loved fashion. We loved to travel and go to Ital

My mom loved fashion. We loved to travel and go to Italy and Paris.
When I am up in Paris then the restaurant which has remained my favourite for the past decade is Guy Savoy. The menu is huge, sophisticated and very creative but I keep to simple choices.
When I’d go to Israel, I felt like a tourist. My social and professional ties had started to dissolve, and it confused me. I didn’t know whether I should stay here in Paris or go back to Israel, or even cut off all my ties with Israel so I could really plant roots here. Or maybe go somewhere else altogether.
Yael Naim
I like waking up in the morning and thinking, ‘Mmm, I might go to Paris today.’ I don’t want to ask anyone if they want to come with me or mind me going. I like being my own agent. I have my grandsons and son. If I didn’t have them, it would be different.
Global sustainability is now the only avenue to future inclusive progress that can deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement.
If you go to Paris, try to speak French. If you go to the South, try to speak Southern. Southern isn’t stupid. Southern is narrative; Southern is family.
As a younger actor, I had delusions. I would dream of Scorsese and De Niro; I would meet people, and it would be like this, and it would change moviemaking in France, and Paris would become the center of the world.
I still live in an apartment in Paris with my wife. No, we don’t have a yacht, but we do have a house in Spain; that is my luxury.
Pierre Dukan
I had no sense of having reached some goal because I was an etoile at the Paris Opera. My ambition, if you can call it that, was to discover and learn and be excited by what I was doing. If I didn’t have that, I would find it elsewhere.
I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was 6 years old. I was literally picked off the streets of Paris… while I was modeling there. I was asked to audition for Oliver Stone‘s ‘Alexander.’ I didn’t get the part, but that led to commercials and roles in South Africa.
Tanit Phoenix
The Paris Agreement underlines the urgency to implement climate action in support of sustainable development.
It’s a terrific… you can’t put it down. So I phoned him back and I said I’d love to do it. I went over to Paris for a meeting, and we just talked very generally about the approach.
Ronald Harwood
What Paris has done right is to make it awful to get around by car and awfully easy to get around by public transportation or by bike.
I’d always been extremely fascinated by the French Nuit Blanche, which is a weekend that they have in Paris where they keep all the museums open until dawn. You can go and hang out in Versailles in the middle of the night and watch the sun come up.
People talk about ballroom, but they don’t really understand the history. Crystal Labeija, Avis Pendavis, Paris Dupree, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey. These were the women that really brought ballroom to life.
If I have some free time, I leave Paris with some books about the cinema. If I’m not filming, I’m watching films.
Francois Truff
One of the first things I created was music for the Paris opera‘s ballet troupe. That was the first time that electronic music was played at the opera. I really like the relationship between the music and the choreography.
My brother had a house in Paris. To it came many Western classical musicians. These musicians all made the same point: ‘Indian music,’ they said, ‘is beautiful when we hear it with the dancers. On its own, it is repetitious and monotonous.’
When I traveled professionally in Europe, I would inevitably spend a weekend at the Hotel Costes around the corner from the Place Vendome in Paris.
Paris is a part of my life.
Paris presents one incessant round of amusement & dissipation but very little, I believe – even for its inhabitants of that society – which interests the heart. Every day, you may see something new, magnificent & beautiful; every night, you may see a spectacle which astonishes & enchants the imagination.
Despite the rigid classicism of the famous Paris Opera school and company, the French have done more than their share to unmoor la Danse from its traditions and standards.
I live in Paris, yet Monaco, where I spend a lot of time, holds a very special place in my heart.
Fashion is not enough anymore. It’s not just about what you wear. I mean, I don’t know how many women can afford to take the time to come to Paris for three fittings.
All of Vegas is false. There’s a false Paris, a false Venice, a false Baghdadin fact, all of the early Vegas aesthetic is Baghdad, which is also the irony. It’s ‘Aladdin,’ the sands, ‘One Thousand and One Nights.’
I love ‘Breathless,’ and ‘Paris, Texas,’ and ‘Badlands.’ I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching ‘Badlands’ and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story.
Since 2002, there has been a wave of attacks against Jewishpersons or property‘ in France, a great many of them committed by young men living outside Paris, in the vast ghettos called les banlieues.
I live in New York, but I am always delighted to come to Europe because I am European and grew up here until I was 20. I am not only Italian, I am partly Swedish. When my parents divorced, I was three years old and went to live in Paris… when I am offered a film in Europe, I come with great enthusiasm!
When I was 15, I was not living with my parents anymore. They were on an island in the Caribbean and I was back in Paris, where I lived with my sisters between 15 and 19.
On my early trips to London and Paris, in 2009, I started to shift to more wide-brimmed felt hats similar to Borsalinos and Stetsons.
Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She’s a fabulous character to write about.
I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I

I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers.
A pig‘s trotter is a fantastic thing. The first night of my honeymoon in Paris, my wife fell asleep in her steak tartare, so my trotter kept me company.
Fergus Henderson
‘The Paris Review‘ was always the pinnacle: it was the place to be published. You were thrilled if you were published in ‘The Paris Review,’ and George Plimpton himself was practically mythical. He was a legendary figure.
Any time an English band came to Paris we went to the concert. All the French crowds were really bad and really blase. We were the only ones wanting to have fun.
America is my country and Paris is my hometown.
I began coming to Paris in the 1960s when I was told audiences here liked my work. More than 20 of my plays have been produced in Paris, and several have had long runs and have returned in revivals.
But one of the most fantastic things about Ireland and Dublin is that the pubs are like Paris and the cafe culture. And Dublin, in many ways, is a pub culture.
Hugh Dancy
I went to drama school in Paris and started doing theatre with a friend. Then I moved into movies and slowly but surely I got roles.
The thing about Paris, it’s a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you’re Baudelaire. But it’s not a city where you can work.
Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays has had a big concert in London and often in Paris.
One my favorite things is to go to the provinces of Russia and see the 18th century wood churches with the onion dome architecture. These humble wonders of incredible imagination of architects that were obviously not living in places like Paris or London, but they’ve created these amazing churches.
The city of Paris is determined to promote the happiness-on-a-bike fantasy. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to turn the city into the most bike-friendly capital in the world.
Well we really meant you to visit Paris in May, but the rhythm required two syllables.
Vernon Duke
I was in Paris, Milan and London from ’89 until ’91, and I did mostly runway modeling. I know there’s so many people out there looking for pictures, but this was way before the age of the Internet, sorry!
Carla Hall
They got into fact checking at the ‘Paris Review,’ and it was mortifying. There was a wrangle about Hemingway‘s lost stories that nearly killed me. It turns out he didn’t lose those stories. They weren’t stolen from the platform.
Being an actor in L.A. is like being in prison: you go, you serve your time, you try to replicate Johnny Depp‘s career – and then you move to Paris.
When I was little, I didn’t really travel – from the suburbs to Paris was already a journey. I had a foreigner‘s eye on the city, and I still enjoy that point of view. Then there’s the fact that one of the things that touches me most is injustice.
I like Paris Saint-Germain a lot.
I was born in Paris in 1950. I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early.
Francois Gautier
We were taught to think that Paris was the center of the universe.
Etel Adnan
In Paris, we call the people who make clothing ‘couturiers’ – they develop new clothing items – but actually, the work of designing is to make something that works in real life.
I’ve been really inspired by Paris Hilton, small dogs, and a glitter, luxe lifestyle.
I love Paris – it’s one of my favorite cities – and so to shoot a video in Paris was a dream come true.
I think London, New York, Paris, Milan, any big city has its own fashion. I don’t know why they make such a big thing of Paris. I think maybe it comes from French New Wave films portraying the French girl as very feminine.
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.
I was living in Paris, which is a very beautiful, very wonderful place, but a tight place as a city, a tight place culturally. Its people are very brilliant, thoughtful, the place functions, but it’s a historical place in some ways, like a big museum.
The Paris Agreement makes it impossible for any country or any sector to say climate change isn’t their problem. It has created unprecedented momentum for all sectors in all countries to take action and be part of the solution.
Throughout history, cities have been associated with incredible bursts of creative energy – the Renaissance in Florence, or modernism in Paris. London is the cultural metropolis of the early 21st century.
I did grow up in France, and even though I didn’t go to the school or dance with the Paris Opera Ballet, I absorbed similar ideas in my training. I understand the scale of a big company. I danced for one for almost 20 years.
Benjamin Millepied
I had my own Land of Lost Sidekicks, where I pretended I lived in Paris with my best friend, a little cowboy based on a Marky Maypo doll.
Nearly every policy during the Obama years was anti-growth: tax increases; minimum-wage hikes; ObamaCare; Dodd-Frank regulations; massive debt spending; the Paris climate change accord; an EPA assault against American energy; massive expansions of food-stamps programs and more.
The joining of the Japanese with the French should make

The joining of the Japanese with the French should make a new movement. I think it should be good for Paris.
All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris.
My time in Paris was an education in both the grimness of a relentless, grinding day job and the joys of nights in glittering restaurants. The good fortune of my life, which has been to turn those glittering nights into my job, all came from there.
When I’m in Paris, my favorite market is the Marche Raspail on the Left Bank.
I think anybody‘s who’s ever traveled to Paris or any sort of older European city will get caught up in the romance of the history and the ghosts you’re surrounded by every day.
I only use one mascara and it’s actually a drugstore one: the L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara.
Israel will do all in its power to ensure that from Paris to Jacksonville, from Berlin to Manchester, Jews can walk on the streets without hiding their identity.
The problem with shooting in Paris is, it’s been shot to death. When you’re in it, you already think you’re in a movie, so how do you get away from that feeling, and give some frisson to the viewer?
My first modeling job in Paris, the photographer said, ‘Tue es belle,’ which means, ‘you are pretty,’ and I thought he said, ‘Tu es poubelle,’ which means, ‘you are the trash can.’ I burst into tears. He was not happy about that.
When you live in a small town in the Ukraine, you definitely want to go to Paris.
You can’t not love it here in Paris. It’s amazing.
I have a lot of friends in Paris, and I love to get away from home.
I wrote the screenplay for ‘Water Lilies’ while I was studying screenwriting at La Femis film school in Paris, and the director Xavier Beauvois, who was on the graduation committee, told me I had to make the film myself.
I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain.
After ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ I tried to write a contemporary story dealing with an investment adviser in New York City who moves to Paris. I did all this research, but after about a year and any number of pages written, I was bored stiff.
I’ve always enjoyed playing in Paris, ever since I was a junior and won the junior event there. Being Swiss, this is the Grand Slam that is closest to us – the one we watch first and visit first if we are lucky enough.
I’m a nomad. I have a place in New York in the Flatiron District, and I have a place in Paris in Ile Saint-Louis, and I spend a lot of time in Congo.
I love London, even though the weather‘s not great. I’ve travelled the world and I’ve lived in Paris, Germany, Los Angeles and New York but I love the parks, the theatre and the Britishness and the way that all these communities have integrated.
But I’m blessed to work with great people. I collaborate with brilliant stylists both here and in Paris. I work with a great design team. I really allow everyone to bring their ideas. I almost rely on them to inspire me.
My grandmother used to get her shoes made in Paris in the ’30s, and they would be shipped to her in Singapore.
My best time is a 3:20 in Paris in 2010, and I trained to try for a 3-hour marathon in New York, but Hurricane Sandy hit, and it was canceled.
One of the reasons I love to come to Paris is because the decorative arts are so refined that I am always walking through one proscenium into another frame.
Ralph Gibson
Paris is the most modest girl.
Serie A is a great league, just like in Spain or England, so if one day if I were to leave Paris, I would evaluate and see what to do.
I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I’m recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it’s not as commonplace to be recognized.
I’ve lived in so many different countries over the years. I spent most of my early life in the UK, five years in Germany and summers in Austria before moving to Paris.
I filmed ‘Water Lilies’ in Cergy-Pointoise, a middle-class suburb about 20 km outside Paris. It’s where I grew up and where Eric Rohmer filmed ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’ in 1986.
Years ago, I worked briefly as a consultant for Sciences-Po, one of Paris’s famed grandes ecoles, encouraging American high school students and their parents to pursue an English-language education abroad.
I have been a journalist, off and on, since I was 17. I was a copy boy for the ‘New York Times,’ when it had an edition in Paris, in 1963. I sold the paper in the streets by day and tore wire copy off the tele-printer for the editors making up the edition by night.
I remember how, when I lived in Paris, there was a McDonald‘s, and I’d always see Americans eating there and think, ‘Why do they come all the way to Paris and eat at McDonald’s?’
Diedrich Bader
I’m super-into sappy movies like ‘La La Land’ and ‘Midnight in Paris.’
The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were commit

The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed by members of the local Muslim community, immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa.
People ask me where I live most of the time, and it’s kind of complicated for me to answer, because I’m not really sure. It’s somewhere in between London, Rome, Paris, and Rio.
I’m a black belt in karate. I grew up on the outskirts of Paris, and it was rough.
I would love to go to Ladakh – there are beautiful monasteries there and because I am from Himachal. I would love to go to Paris. I haven‘t been to New York, which I have heard a lot about. And, I would love to go to Kanyakumari. I think that would be interesting!
I stream this radio station, Radio Nova, that’s based in Paris. They curate a beautiful set that’s really all over the place – they’ll play blues or some West African music, then A Tribe Called Quest, then funk from Ethiopia, then James Brown, and then the Beatles. It’s an amazing mix.
I was winning everything in Paris. I was there for two years and won all the titles in France. I had a great life, great credibility with the club… I had everything.
Sir Rodin convinced my parents to have me committed; they are all in Paris to arrange it.
Paris works so hard. I always say, ‘Paris, you also have to stop now and again and smell the roses.’
I’d like to see Paris before I diePhiladelphia will do.
One of the things I say is, ‘You want to know what it’s like to be a baby? It’s like being in love for the first time in Paris after four double espressos.’ And boy, you are alive and conscious.
One time, my ex-boyfriend and I were in Paris, and we went to this really fancy dinner. We weren’t full after, so we walked from the schmoozy restaurant to McDonald’s, and we finished our date at McDonald’s. It was awesome.
I placed my new novel, ‘The Book of Lost Fragrances’, in Paris, knowing it would be a challenge. But the book belonged in the city that is one of the greatest perfume capitals of the world and has been since for more than three centuries.
I love as you come into Paris, you’ve got the Arch de Triomphe and all that crazy traffic. Then I love the drive from Paris down to Antibes and you veer off east in through the Alps and you come into the south of France on the mountain road as opposed to the freeway.
When the Paris terror attacks happen, when war breaks out in Ukraine, when unrest happens in Ferguson, people know that CNN is the place to come.
It’s always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to Paris, to Venice, to the Grand Canyon.
Mr. Philippe Zdar is a little bit like the uncle of the whole Daft Punk-Phoenix-Air thing in Paris and known for being in the group Cassius. It was interesting working with Philippe.
I don’t even know how people read new fiction anymore because there’s so much old fiction that exists that seems great that’s unread. It’s overwhelming to me. But, I mean, I do read. But there probably haven’t been many people less literate than me that have been in ‘The Paris Review.’
The Kerala market may be small, but the reach is very wide. I am told Malayalis in Russia and Paris, too, watch my films, and that’s something!
I was going to be the best failed novelist in Paris. That was certainly not the worst thing in the world that one could be.
If I was to leave Paris one day, I would have no problem going to Serie A.
When I was going to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, I’d often walk down the street and go into all the different shops that we didn’t necessarily have in the U.K., and Maje was definitely one of the ones that stood out for me.
I love Paris.
I think one of my favorite things about Paris is the ever-present, nonstop beauty of the city. So I would just walk as much as possible.
I just happened to be in Paris during one of the fashion weeks and was out one night at a table with a few supermodels. I was sitting next to Michael Hutchence of INXS and at one point I turned to him and said, ‘I feel like the meat in a supermodel sandwich.’
I am a curious creature and put my finger in as many cakes as I can: history, film, technology, etc. I’m also a freak for urban history, particularly Barcelona, Paris and New York. I know more weird stuff about 19th-century Manhattan than is probably healthy.
Of course, there’s no reason that Paris should have decent Mexican food. It’s a silly expectation – there’s a Mexican population in Paris, but they’re not exactly traveling there from across the border. Paris also doesn’t do Peruvian all that well, either.
We have the sort of beautiful older woman here in Paris. People like Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux, all these beautiful looking women over 60… So there is culture here in France that even if you are older, you can stay beautiful.
I lament that Paris can be a threatening space for Jews, Roma, Africans and Arabs, but the truth is, as a black American, I’ve never felt safer or less harassed anywhere.
I appreciated being rich because it allowed me to study in Paris and Geneva.
John Kendrew
I was born May 31, 1911, in Paris. My parents owned a small cheese shop, and my maternal grandfather was a carpentry worker. I thus came from what is commonly known as the working class.
Maurice Allais
Believe me I’ve been to Paris and I think that no place is safe in the world. We women need to care of ourselves wherever we go.
Shweta Tiwari
While in Paris, I got into modeling - photographers wou

While in Paris, I got into modeling – photographers would literally stop me on the street.
I got an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted me, but I said no out of love for Tottenham. Maybe that was a mistake.
For a writer, New York works well. Literary work is very elitist. I worked two hours a day, maximum, and the time after that was very agreeable. I walked a lot with pleasure. Those two hours augmented the day. I wrote more here than in Paris, an entire chapter of a new novel.
I feel very much at home in Paris, but I’m attached to New York.
So my brain started ticking and I bought all my books from a cookbook shop, Libraire Gourmand in Paris. I bought them over the Internet and they sent them from France. I got the ‘Larousse’ in a box with 20 other books. I was pretty excited. It was like Christmas for 20 years.
I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn’t that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I’d already been translating French poetry, I’d been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went.
My first concert I can remember was AC/DC when I was 9 years old, in Paris. It’s a good first one!
I would love to live in Paris and speak French. That would make me feel glamorous!
Although I was born in Idaho and now live in New York, I definitely identify with the European aesthetic. Paris is my mecca; it’s where I discovered my flair for fashion. But I pay rent and work in New York, so that is my home – I love the culture clash of the city.
When I was in the navy, I wanted to go to Paris and the Academie Julian. I never did. Mexico City took me instead.
I’m happy in Paris, and I hope to be for many years.
I’ve never been to Paris. I don’t like to fly!
Pearl Cleage
In Paris, AIDS was dismissed as an American phobia until French people started dying; then everyone said, ‘Well, you have to die some way or another.’ If Americans were hysterical and pragmatic, the French were fatalistic: depressed but determined to keep the party going.
It sounds, especially in this day and age, sort of snobbish, but we left school at 16, nobody went on to university unless you were a real brainbox. Instead, we went to Paris and Florence and learned about life and culture and how to behave with people, how to talk to people.
I was born in Paris and raised in the suburbs and then lived in the countryside.
You always have competition and great players who can play. The winner in that case is Paris Saint-Germain. With great players, even if a player is unavailable, another can come in and make the difference.
From the time I was 16, I wanted to live in Paris. When I graduated college and didn’t have a job, I went to take the LSAT because I didn’t know what else to do. I walked out in the middle of the test and eventually found an internship in Paris at L’Oreal.
Maureen Chiquet
I liked Berkeley tremendously, Berkeley was a very leftist campus. I came to love that city as much as I love Paris or the south of France or New York.
We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington.
Paris is one of my favorite cities, but Paris during Fashion Week is everything!
Paris is paramount for fashion, always was – always will be.
Not everybody can say they wore heels in Paris Hilton’s closet.
Israel Broussard
Still teenagers, Harry and Peter Brant II have never disappointed when I’ve seen them out and about in New York, Paris, and Venice (Which is where all schoolkids go on field trips, right?) They’re not afraid of wearing brooches, capes, embroidery, and even a dab-bing of makeup.
I met Iman and Jerry Hall and all those girls in the late Seventies right when I started working at the fashion shows in Paris as an assistant.
London is the financial capital of Europe, a great platform to America and Asia. I love the fact that in British culture you can be whoever you want, and people don’t even look at you. I don’t feel that in Paris or Milan.
Paris, the City of Light, never fails to enchant. With its jazz clubs, music in the streets, outdoor restaurants. The clatter of knives and forks at street-side cafes. Chic and trendy students embracing in the streets.
One of my great teachers was the late Jean-Claude Vrinat of Taillevent in Paris.
It’s true that Paris is made up of equal parts of social conservatism and anarchic experimentation, but foreigners never quite know where to place the moral accent mark.
Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II. He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris and had stayed behind and sat there and wept. I had to explain to him that it was a comedy.
Barry Sonnenfeld
In Paris, the people go in the Metro, they move, they go to their offices, 8 a.m. in the morning – it’s like remote control.
Florian Schneider
My mother was asked to be a model when she was younger, but my father had not let her, so she was quite keen on me becoming a model. I just went off without telling my dad. I took off to Paris and never came back, but when I became a success and started making money, he was very proud of me.
The black man's struggle in this country, I understood

The black man’s struggle in this country, I understood that. But I didn’t really understand the historical message behind the ‘Paris’ song until later in my life.
Paris is a city that liberates you as a woman from all your sins that you think you are guilty of; it washes away all of that, and you are free.
Golshifteh Farahani
Truly, I am a woman of the last minute. When I was pregnant, I organised three different hospitals because I couldn’t decide where I wanted to have my baby: London, Rome or Paris. In the end, I decided to go to Rome, arrived on the Monday and gave birth on the Saturday.
I have the feeling that I was born in Vienna in order to live in Paris.
Romy Schneider
My relationship with Paris began when I was working for Cerruti in the mid-1960s. When there was an important event in his store, Nino Cerruti very kindly took me with him. I was fascinated, and the city made a big impression on me.
I love New York City. The energy, the theatre, the art, the food, the people, the parks and streets. But I could say the same of London or Paris, too.
I happen to think the Paris accord, the Paris treaty, or the Paris Agreement, if you will, should have been treated as a treaty, should have gone through Senate confirmation.
The Paris Agreement is an agreement that has really such a huge, huge level of credibility and strength. Not only was it signed by more than 190 countries in record time, it has also been ratified in record time, and it has also, really, also a lot of support form the people, the public in general.
I had arrived years ago in Paris and just wanted to be famous, fast. When you’re pretentious like that, and you think you’ve planned everything perfectly, it’s then that everything goes in the opposite way.
Yael Naim
Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris.
Paris Saint-Germain is the biggest club in France, which continues to progress, and who plays to win all possible titles.
I was born in Paris, and I haven’t moved, except until now – I live in the suburbs and I hate it.
Luc Ferrari
I feel that I can win the Champions League with PSG. But it is not only the club but also life in Paris which is fantastic.
I have been back in Paris for two weeks. Nothing new. Life is still bitter.
Paris is wild; it’s decadent… it’s so many things.
My mom spent like a decade of her life living in Paris, and I grew up listening to a lot of French music as well as Arabic music.
Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities – in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church.
When my kids ask me, ‘What did you do when you were 18?’ I will tell them I was already at Paris Saint-Germain, that I was already a star and had to stay at home. I’ll have my stories about home.
I don’t want to be known as the granddaughter of the Hiltons. I want to be known as Paris.
The first time I listened to Coldplay, I was at a train station in Paris with my family on holiday. I put on ‘Clocks‘ on my discman, and I fell in love.
I personally think Prague is more romantic than Paris. If you have a girlfriend, take her there.
I don’t know how you prepare for something like that. I cannot imagine living in a fishbowl like that. I don’t live here so I don’t know it will be that bad anyway because I live in Paris and we don’t have that sort of phenomenon there. So I don’t know, we’ll see what happens.
Growing up in North Carolina, my mom was always just sort of my mom to me. I never really recognized her as a famous actress. I’m always thrilled when she’s cleaning out her closet. Last time, I got a pair of boots that she bought in Paris 20 years ago. I have completely worn them out.
I danced with the Ballet Russe in Paris when I was 16 and did not need a companion.
I’m an adaptable nomad. I love Paris, I’ve been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990. I love London, too. My roots are inside of me.
Julie Delpy
If you can live in Paris, maybe you should.
I had quite a few jobs in Paris before hitting the jackpot and writing cookbooks. One of them was peeling vegetables and prepping other veggie delights at Bob‘s Juice Bar.
Paris ain’t much of a town.
Babe Ruth
You get funky things in Goa, so I like shopping there. Paris and Milan are also my preferred shopping destinations.
I miss a lot about Paris. After three and a half years, you get a little sick of it, and you just want to be home. But there are little things, sights. Like seeing the Eiffel Tower every day, that’s kind of cool.
My husband is French and, before we bought our olive farm, we spent our early courting days in Paris. So I got to know well the intricacies of the city.
It is this research into pure painting that is the prob

It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world.
Robert Delaunay
I truly think you can get a great meal in most cities around the world now. I credit the internet for making it possible for a kid in Iowa to see what a great chef in Paris is doing and emulate it.
I have never hidden my love of Paris, even though Monaco is still ‘my’ team.
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
I started when I was 15 years old. And at that time, I was not thinking about changing the world, I was doing graffiti – writing my name everywhere, using the city as a canvas. I was going in the tunnels of Paris, on the rooftops with my friends. Each trip was an excursion, was an adventure.
The original Grand Tour would generally begin in Belgium or the Netherlands before moving through Paris, Geneva, Spain, Italy, and perhaps Greece.
The two books I’ve re-read more than any others are Guenter Grass‘s ‘The Tin Drum‘ and Victor Hugo‘s ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’.
Paul Kaye
About forty miles away from Paris, I began to see the old trench flares they were sending up at Le Bourget. I knew then I had made it, and as I approached the field with all its lights, it was a simple matter to circle once and then pick a spot sufficiently far away from the crowd to land O.K.
I’m the person friends come to when they want to find the perfect restaurant or boutique hotel on the outskirts of Paris. As opposed to scouring the Internet for a travel guide, wouldn’t you rather ask the people who are really cool who go there? That’s what I do.
When I went to Paris, I had a lot of ideas about it that were formed in the sort of ether that flows about if you watch too many recent Woody Allen movies or took French classes as a kid. I was certainly full of those.
I’m the most Colombian of the Colombians, even though I’ve lived 47 years outside of Colombia. I’ve lived 13 years in New York, and I never did a painting about New York. I’ve lived in France more than 30 years, and I’ve never painted Paris.
You see these terrorists that are flying planes into buildings, right? You see our cities getting shot up in California. You see Paris getting shot up. And then somebody complains when a terrorist gets waterboarded, which quite frankly is no different than what happens on college campuses and frat houses every day.
My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me, dine me and.
Karen McDougal
I’ve been to Paris France and I’ve been to Paris Paramount. Paris Paramount is better.
Ernst Lubitsch
A long time ago, I thought, as a writer in the Caribbean, ‘I don’t ever want to have to write ‘It was great in Paris.” Because I don’t think, proportionately speaking, that one’s experience in a city as opposed to, say, a village in St. Lucia, is superior to the other.
I think that the basement where Orwell washed dishes in Paris was his first lesson in anti-humbug – and part of the lesson is that you have to keep renewing it. And Orwell did that.
When I was younger, I had no interest. But after I went to Paris to see the collections for the first time a few years ago, they made a huge impression on me. I realized that fashion is an art form, like acting or painting.
Camilla Belle
Having studied at the Sorbonne, I spent my 21st birthday in Paris and celebrated with one of my professors in a cafe outside of Notre Dame.
I feel comfortable singing in the great cathedrals of the world because I spent so much time as a child singing in church. And it isn’t very different. Of course, nothing looks quite like Notre Dame de Paris.
Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine.
I lived in Paris for four years, so I am obsessed with pastries. Croissants, pain au chocolat, cakes, macarons, all of that!
Barbara Fialho
First in France, first in Romania – by land and sea to the English and Paris. Marvellous deeds by that great alliance. The violent brute will lose Lorraine.
Any time I’ve performed on one of the major stages, whether it be Covent Garden or the Paris Opera or the Bolshoi or the Mariinsky, those are really the top memorable moments for me.
Paris is a danger for people like me. We spend our rent money in Paris on clothes.
Bridget Kelly
I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago.
When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
Jean-Jacques Annaud
The public’s appetite for frothy, flippant blondes has waned, but Paris Hilton still fascinates me.
My first exhibition oriented towards raising awareness was in 2008 in Paris. That was the first time I felt like I actually did something related to wildlife protection, and ever since that time, I haven’t stopped.
Laurent Baheux
One of the things you learn in government is there’s a long tail to American decision-making when it comes to foreign policy. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem, pulling out of the Iran deal, pulling out of Paris, not speaking up for democratic values – the world doesn’t end the next day.
Paris is life-enhancing for all those reasons we know and all those words that have become so banal.
My best friend, who I grew up with in Paris, is Indian. So, I’ve grown up listening to a lot of Bollywood songs and watching a lot of Bollywood movies, old and new.
Los Angeles is one of the four cultural capitals of the

Los Angeles is one of the four cultural capitals of the world, but we don’t attract as many cultural tourists as New York, London or Paris. I want to change that.
I go out very rarely in Paris. If it’s a fashion party at a nightclub, I wouldn’t dream to go. People come to you for your work, not because you go to all their parties.
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. It brings tears to your eyes.
April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
E. Y. Harburg
My most memorable meal was with my parents at Joel Robuchon’s Restaurant Jamin in Paris. It was Christmas 1982, and the flavors – from cauliflower and caviar to crab and tomato – astounded me. It was the first time I remember thinking that I would like to really learn how to cook.
I was born in Allied-controlled Pola. At the end of World War II, the victorious wartime Allied powers negotiated the details of peace treaties and borders with Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Finland. The Paris Treaty was signed on February 10, 1947. I was born a few days later.
I always love going to Paris, and now I feel like I know it really well.
Jacquelyn Jablonski
When I tell people I spent almost a year in Paris, I know they imagine something out of a Woody Allen movie, which it wasn’t, of course. I was just working in a clothes shop, but I was aware that it was exciting.
‘The Paris Review’s mandate has been the same for fifty years. First and foremost, this magazine is for writers; the editors’ task is to support and celebrate them, especially at the beginning of their careers, but also as they move forward, venturing stories that are creative, risky, new.
John D’Agata
Lilliet Berne, La Generale, newly returned to Paris after a year spent away, the Falcon soprano whose voice was so delicate it was rumored she endangered it even by speaking, her silences as famous as her performances.
Paris didn’t get a car until she was 19. Nicky didn’t get a car until she was 20.
A cravat is the only item of named after Croatians. Balkan mercenaries were brought to Paris by Louis XIV. Their strange and exotic attire attracted the French bon hommes, who were wearing formal ruffs, and who immediately took to the simple and relaxed military cloth tied at the neck.
The government believes that we will need to take the step of enshrining the Paris goal for net zero emissions in U.K. law. The question is not whether but how we do it.
I love being in Paris.
While my calendar with Moda Operandi often takes me to fashionable locales like Milan and Paris, I am thrilled when opportunities to visit new places present themselves.
Too many architects are just trying to make all of their buildings look like a brand, and that may be good for business, but that is terrible for the cities because they lose character. If I go to Paris, I go to see the beauty of Paris and the coherence of Paris.
I lived in New York for five years; I’ve lived in Barcelona, Rome, and Paris at different times. When I was 18, I was dying to live in a city.
Our global atmosphere does not respect national boundaries, and the international commitments under the Paris Agreement cannot be met without the full cooperation and participation of multiple countries.
When you do a lyric for ‘April in Paris,’ those who have heard it before can hear it in a different way now. It can add perspective to a great piece of music that does not have a lyric and may be inaccessible to lot of ears because people don’t deal with complex music very well.
Most people are flying to Heathrow because it’s a hub, so they can fly on to other places, often long-distance flights. If they can’t go on those long-distance flights from Heathrow, they will go to Paris, they will go to Amsterdam, they will go to Frankfurt, because those are viable alternatives.
Geoff Hoon
I see myself as quite feminine. But many people seem to think differently about that; sometimes people mistake me for a man. In Paris I often hear ‘bonjour monsieur’.
Saskia de Brauw
When Niki and I moved to Paris, there was also the challenge of Paris, an extremely daunting city.
In the winter of 1973, the American POWs held captive in Vietnam were released according to the terms of the Paris Peace Accords.
I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.
Sexiness is about confidence and individuality. I can’t keep my eyes off the women you see in cities like London, New York and Paris – the way they carry themselves and put themselves together are always so unique.
There’s nothing new about European anti-Americanism. To go to a dinner party of intellectuals in Paris in 1960 was like walking into a tiger‘s den with a piece of raw meat in your hands.
I’d love to follow the Tour de France one day. It’s a really exciting spectacle. I’ve only seen it once as it was coming into Paris and that was very exciting for me. I have memories of that.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
When I went to Paris after graduating high school, I saw a model who was 12 years old without any supervision. That wouldn’t happen in the acting world.
I hadn’t realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh’s achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned.
I’m fine in Paris. I am well set and I intend to stay there as long as possible.
I grew up in the Ukraine and then I went to Paris in 19

I grew up in the Ukraine and then I went to Paris in 1996. I went there because there was a modeling agency that invited me there to work so I thought, ‘Sure.’
I studied political science at the Ecole de Sciences Politiques in Paris.
Even if Trump leaves the Paris Agreement or the U.N. climate process entirely, the issue will be unavoidable at G7 and G20 level.
I had an amazing teacher, who was Burmese, and she was living in Paris at the time, and she is one of very few who doesn’t actually receive a credit in the film because she still has family over there.
When we played Paris, the English punks would come over, and they got to know the French punks. There was some nice scenes in the back alleys.
Joe Strummer
I sort of had that fantasy of being one of the muses of Paris and hanging out with Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso.
I’m a really big advocate of ethical fashion. I actually have a travelling boutique called Maison de Mode, which is all about ethical fashion. I also like Maiyet from Paris. They’re very Celine-esque in their silhouettes. I love their back story, too: they work with orphans in Colombia and India.
There’s different shopping in Paris than there is at a bazaar in Istanbul, but they’re all wonderful.
If I had the choice to travel to two places in Europe, it would be Paris and London.
In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
So I called and said, ‘Mommy, I’m doing a political film with Jean-Luc Godard. You have to come and sign the contract.’ She thought I was lying, so she hung up the phone. But then she came the next day, even though she had never taken an airplane in her life. She came to Paris and she signed my contract.
Once we played for the Princess of Monaco in Paris. We were the biggest ducks ever, wearing rented tuxedos. We trashed the party, took a bunch of girls and champagne in limos underneath the Eiffel Tower, and set up an acoustic show. It was like a Hilary Duff movie.
Conrad Sewell
Well, let’s say we acknowledged the School of French Painting – the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced.
Lee Krasner
The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.
One of the first drawings I did in Paris – I wasn’t thinking of doing drawings, but somehow or other, I kept drawing – I bought a hyacinth flower with a lot of leaves, just to make me feel like spring.
If I weren’t acting, I would own my own chocolate shop in Paris. I would be a nice, overweight person that makes chocolate all day long.
Emma Bell
I was not raised with films. And when Alain Resnais did the editing on my first film, he said, ‘You should go to the Cinematheque.’ I didn’t even know we had one in Paris.
Agnes Varda
I’m from the Southwest, and in the Southwest of France, you’re not supposed to love Paris.
I am finished with cities. I spent four years in New York, ten in Paris, and I was in Belgrade for a while. To me now they are just airports.
If all I did was pretend I was Wilderness Jimmy, I would go stale. You know, I fish maybe 100 days of the year and bird-hunt, but if I didn’t go to Paris once or twice a year, I’d be crazy.
When I look back now, it must have been like Paris was at the time of Le Sacre du Printemps.
David Baker
If I had been born in Paris in the early 1900s and lived through World War II, I feel like my DNA would’ve been Henri Baurel.
Max von Essen
I did 22 years in the military. I went through Paris Island. I’m a Marine. I will never not be one.
I went to the Louvre in Paris, and I saw all the paintings and the Mona Lisa. You don’t really see something like that every day. I was looking at it, and everything else in the room just shut out. Like, Leonardo Da Vinci painted this thing – this is unreal that he touched that. It had this crazy effect on me.
I went to Paris for a year in 1986 to study theatre; there was a lot of clowning around, buffoonery and fencing. It was then that my own style kind of blossomed.
Orla Brady
When you live in Paris, and fashion is such a point of pride for the French, it’s always around and you’re very much exposed to it from an early age. It was always something I knew about and really liked.
I was a football fan, a kid who loved football and when you are a kid from Paris there are only two stadiums – the Stade de France or the Parc de Princes – and that is what makes Paris so special.
I lived in Paris when I was 20 and 21, and actually knew people that worked for the government there, that talked about terrorism in the country 20 years ago.
I can’t bear to look at Paris Hilton and all that. I mean, it really doesn’t grab me. I don’t think she’s interesting, and the sense of values seems sort of off-kilter.
Paris is a really nice city. My family has felt very good here from the first day they arrived. That makes it a lot easier for me to focus on football.
I was 14. I went to see a production of ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,’ and when they got to that final song, ‘If We Only Have Love,’ it was like the top of my head had blown off.
We are using the same water that the dinosaurs drank, a

We are using the same water that the dinosaurs drank, and this same water has to make ice creams in Pasadena and the morning frost in Paris.
To avoid sounding like a cliche, I won’t say I want to get proposed to in Paris, but Paris. I want it to happen somewhere public where people can be excited that I just got proposed to, and everyone applauds, like in a restaurant – that, or somewhere totally secluded… in Paris.
Betty Who
From what I’ve heard, Paris did a little bit more prep work as far as making bike lanes and all of that stuff. They really did it properly, which New York is getting to little by little.
I made it from Paris, Texas, to Paris on the Strip. Who else can say that?
Virtually no other state concentrates as much political, economic and cultural power in its capital city. Even Paris is less economically dominant than London and its hinterland.
I just dreamed about living in Paris and being French. I always loved the visual arts, film and theatre, and I hoped to be involved in creating beautiful products and images.
Maureen Chiquet
In each restaurant, I develop a different culinary sensibility. In Paris, I’m more classic, because that’s what customers like. In Monaco, it’s classic Mediterranean haute cuisine. In London, it’s a contemporary French restaurant that I’ve developed with a U.K. influence and my French know-how.
Today, I’m Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro, but my second home is Paris. Nobody can change that.
Paris Hilton’s house was pretty exciting.
Israel Broussard
Born and raised in Paris, I am deeply attached to my city; we almost have half a century of love story together, where I have been truly completely faithful! The most beautiful city in the world is my city, yeepeeee!
We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness.
Mathieu Kassovitz
Historically, when Americans don’t know what to do next, they go to Paris. Benjamin Franklin is like: ‘What am I going to do now? I’ll go to Paris!’
I really, really want to go to Paris. I’ve never been.
Once you live in New York, you can’t live anywhere else. Living in Paris is like going in slow motion. It’s so bourgeois. I get so bored.
You have people who can’t act and they get all these parts. Paris Hilton falls into her own category. She’s made a career out of it.
When I was an adolescent, I abandoned my country at 23 years to come to Paris to know Andre Breton, the ‘Pope of Surrealism.’ And for three years, I was there working with him being a surrealist.
I get inspired in certain places. You have to write in places like Amsterdam or Paris or New Zealand, when you’re standing on a yacht, looking out at the middle of the ocean.
Whether I’m at home in London or in Paris for Loewe, I always like to walk to work.
In Paris, I was really singing for the sake of living. But eventually people said, ‘Keep going; you’ve got a great voice,’ and I started having confidence in my voice all of a sudden. That’s when I started creating my own music.
My mum used to work for the Chanel store in Paris, so for me, I’ve always been very familiar with the brand because of her. I remember when I was very, very, little, our flat had Chanel shoe boxes, makeup, and some jackets.
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
When I lived in Paris, I would shop at antique shops and buy these huge coats because I was very cold. And then I started performing in them because I felt safe. I never stopped doing that.
Everyone dreams of living in Paris.
Heading to Paris when I was 17 and modelling exposed me to high fashion, which influenced me to dress on-trend – not extravagantly, but always in fashion.
Suzy Amis
Every traveler knows too well the endless quest for the perfect travel bag: the one that’s stylish enough to carry through Paris, sturdy enough to tote around Peru, and – most important – doesn’t make your shoulder sag even before you’ve loaded it up with everything you need for a day of sightseeing.
After living and working in Milan and Paris, I arrived in New York City 20 years ago, and I saw both the joys and the hardships of daily life. On July 28, 2006, I was very proud to become a citizen of the United States – the greatest privilege on planet Earth.
When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.
Klemens von Metternich
I’ve always been of the idea that is doesn’t really matter where you are geographically – with ‘Lonerism,’ we made half the album in Australia, half the album in Paris.
France and America have a long history of mutual loathing and longing. Americans still dream of Paris; Parisians still dream of the America they find in the movies of David Lynch.
In London, what I do on the weekend is be a person and have my own life. In Paris, it is going from this hotel to the office and back again. But I love it.
Of one thing there is no doubt: if Paris makes demands of the heart, then Munich makes demands of the stomach.
I have to fit holidays around tournaments, particularly the grand slams, in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.
I'd love to open a private museum in Paris, London, or

I’d love to open a private museum in Paris, London, or New York, but I don’t have the money. If I were Bill Gates or Paul Allen, the first thing I would do is build a museum.
Even if I have a home in Paris and sometimes in New York, whenever I was saying I have to go home, it was going to my mother.
Chantal Akerman
For exercise, I tend to like the outdoors. In Paris, I rent a bike in the street and cycle around, and in L.A. I live up in the hills so I go hiking a lot. I like to stay fit by being generally active.
The Franco-German tandem at the core of post-war European integration has become lopsided. Relations between Berlin and Paris are unusually poor, with some French politicians decrying the ‘selfish intransigence’ in the euro crisis of Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Me being in Houston, I wanted to leave there because it was only known for one thing. That’s why I hit N.Y.; that’s why I hit L.A. That’s why I hit Paris, London. I just picked up basically everything, but I morphed it into what Travi$ Scott is and into what I know is fresh.
I definitely feel like Paris is my home.
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
In my own young black life, I have done my part to gentrify a half-dozen mixed neighborhoods ranging from Spanish Harlem to Fort Greene to the ninth arrondissement of Paris. Many of my well-educated black, Latino, Asian and Arab friends have done the same.
I like to watch ‘Paris, Texas,’ but I have no desire to see it. I did it.
I can’t choose one favorite place because all destinations have something different to offer. My favorite city to explore is Paris; I love the culture of Morocco and the waterfalls in St. Lucia. I just can’t choose one. I would like to go back to New Zealand to see more of what it has to offer.
Good talkers are only found in Paris.
Francois Villon
I was taken out of school by my dad when I was 11 and lived in Mexico City, then later in Paris. I went with him to excavate in Bolivia and Peru. I never finished high school. I was a straight F student anyway. My father admitted to me later that he’d thought I would come to no good.
Michael Heizer
I was in Paris for nine years, starting in ’98. One of the great things when I was first there were these wonderful CD collections, selling for almost nothing. For ten euros, you’d get three CDs of all the Gershwin songs.
I love Parisian hotels. I usually stay in either Le Bristol, which is gorgeous, or Hotel Paris Rivoli, which is very French and feels like a step back in time. I also love the luxury of Waldorf Astoria hotels.
In Tokyo, we have more three-star Michelin restaurants than Paris.
What drives that desire to destroy Paris Hilton? What drives that desire to venerate Angelina Jolie? I do understand it, but it still baffles me. It baffles me when people treat me specially and differently, because I just want to look at them and go, ‘What are you talking about? I’m just a person.’
Computers let people avoid people, going out to explore. It’s so different to just open a website instead of looking at a Picasso in a museum in Paris.
After college, I moved to Paris to work as a paralegal. I hadn’t been feeling well throughout most of my senior year of college, but I chalked it up to burning the candle at both ends. After I started my job, I began feeling more and more tired.
We’ve been civilized from the beginning. In the desert, it’s a baroque city like Paris or Rome.
Paris is always a good idea.
My dream is to win here in Paris.
In America, kids would go to college and get out and buy a second-hand car and go across the country and discover America. I never did that; I went from New York to Paris, and New York was my America.
Every actor starting out wants to be famous. One of my dreams was always to go to Paris, walk up the Champs Elysees, and be recognized, and by God, it happened!
Peter Graves
Inspiration is around you. Like, when I travel any country, be it Paris or London, while walking on the streets, the architecture, the restaurants all inspire me. Inspiration for design could be anywhere.
I moved to Paris for two years, then to London, then New York in 2002. In that time, I also lived in Japan, Italy, Germany – I’ve been a bit of a gypsy.
I left school when I was 14 to go into Danish films. When I was 17, I went to Paris to make my fortune.
I love Paris.
When I was in Paris I was at a big club in a major city, but nobody really cared about each other. It didn’t have that family feeling, I didn’t see any team spirit.
I would say that I definitely play a different role with my style; I like to mix it up a bit according to wherever I am. I dress differently in New York, L.A., Paris and London.
I think the reaction to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been rather overwhelming.
Isabella Lovin
Paris just exudes love and romance and, for me personally, hope and joy and faith, too; it just means so much to me. That place made me feel so happy and so safe, and my spirit was just so full of joy.
When they were taking Paris to jail for the second time

When they were taking Paris to jail for the second time, she went to kiss me goodbye. The guards said ‘No’ and just took her.
Paris and Nicky Hilton? Those girls will show up to the opening of a phone book. It’s like a big joke.
Rachel Perry
The best Paris I know now is in my head.
Fashion icons that are famous in Paris, it’s Charlotte Gainsbourg or even me on the Internet, but we wear the same clothes every day – a white t-shirt with jeans – so why are we fashion icons?
Fig season is a joyous time of year for me. Back in my Paris days, the markets would be filled with piles of these squidgy fruit, no doubt sent up from the sunny south where they grow in abundance.
We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings.
When I got to Paris, they welcomed me and showed my films. It was August of 1960, and I didn’t have a penny in my pocket. But they had done something very dangerous: They had given me encouragement.
I went to drama school and, after that, went to Paris to train at a place called Ecole Philippe Gaulier. When I came home, I realised I’d have to have a serious stab at it. I didn’t have an agent and didn’t have the traditional drama school showcase, so I started a comedy group with a couple of friends.
Mathew Baynton
Interviewing Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo and John Galliano in Paris, both for ‘Pop’ magazine, were huge for me, not just in learning about fashion and writing but about how little desire I had to be a critic/reporter/journalist/commentator so much as a kind of travel diarist.
When Paris has to pee, Paris has to pee!
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
If anything, the children of Paris should be giving me even more money for having the privilege of being in the same city as my incredible quality. And so should David Beckham. Call it a Zlaritable donation.
Paris enjoys a high reputation for the style of its public edifices, and, while there is a very great deal to condemn, compared with other capitals, I think it is entitled to a distinguished place in this particular.
I made my first Yule Log as a culinary student in Paris, complete with the traditional chestnut filling, silky chocolate buttercream, and almost-too-adorable mushrooms. Since then, I’ve tweaked and updated both the recipe and the process – and I’ve definitely learned tips and tricks to make it easier.
I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She’s a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.
The most important thing Paris gave me was a perspective on Latin America. It taught me the differences between Latin America and Europe and among the Latin American countries themselves through the Latins I met there.
Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn’t appreciate its beauty.
Whenever I am in Paris, all I want to do is inhale a big plate of cheese. And in New York, my favourite thing is a toasted bagel with cream cheese. Not only do I not avoid carbs, I more or less have them in every meal. When I start denying myself foods, that’s when I crave them.
Our international success started out first because we became the No. 1 casual wear brand in our home market of Japan. Then, we set up stores in the world’s major fashion centers of New York, Paris and London.
I never thought of a career of as a model, and it was a total surprise for me when I won the contest and became Miss Chelyabinsk. Then I started modelling in Paris.
When I was in 8th grade, I saw Branagh’s ‘Henry V’ in the Paris Theater, and it changed my life.
I have more friends in New York than Paris.
Actually, I’m the only politician in Ottawa who is against the Paris Accord.
When I moved to Paris at 16, I held a dinner party in my first apartment and served only red wine, French fries, and mashed potatoes. Unable to cook, I relied on people taking me out.
My dating advice for Paris would be just to take your time.
Paris is the destination for brokenhearted American women. I think men go there and have their hearts broken, but women come there with their hearts broken.
Prague is the Paris of the ’90s.
Marion Ross
Americans are immensely popular in Paris; and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there, for they spend just as much or more in London, and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend.
I first visited Buenos Aires at the end of 2015 while filming the latest series of ‘Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways‘, and I liked it so much I’ve been back twice with my wife. It’s so much nicer than I expected – like a warmer, bigger, wider version of Paris.
I looked for acting classes in Paris just to do something different than modeling. And then one day I just thought, ‘Okay, that’s enough, I have to start doing something.’ I went to the acting agency and I just told them I wanted to act and asked them if they would give me a chance, and they did.
Fashion is something I’ve always been interested in… I used to watch the Oscars but paid no attention to the awards… It wasn’t until I started attending red carpet events and was flown out to Paris for my first show, and saw how much is put into it all, that I had this new appreciation for everything.
The audience that surprised us the most was definitely

The audience that surprised us the most was definitely Paris, when we played there last. They were just incredibly into us and we weren’t expecting it at all.
When French troops entered Paris in August, 1944, Papa came in from Rambouillet and first liberated the Explorers’ club. But his major objective was the Ritz. He came in and assured security, making sure nobody else could get to the wine cellar.
I think unadulterated products and smaller portion sizes mean consumption of less food overall. Portion is everything. The first time I bought a scoop of ice cream in Paris, they weighed the ice cream on a scale before putting it on the cone. It was so small, it fell into the cone as she handed it to me.
When President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accords, he acted irresponsibly given the trajectory of the global climate and severely lessened our power internationally.
My morning routine varies by how much time I have. In the winter, I like to take baths, but in the summer, I prefer a good shower with some soap and then maybe some moisturizer afterward. I use D.R. Harris and Geo. F. Trumper products, which we also stock at our shops in Paris and Antwerp.
I moved to Paris and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I moved in with a friend who had an apartment there and was looking for a roommate. Quickly, I discovered that I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do, but I wanted it to be a little creative.
My mother was a medical records librarian and wonderful with us girls. She sewed a lot of our clothes – really glamorous, beautiful clothes – and I think that’s part of why I was so successful when I went off to Paris; she’d made me all these wonderful clothes to take.
I wasn’t captivated by the romance of Paris or London. I love visiting, but I’d rather be in L.A.
I was a ‘runaway girl’ from France who married an American and moved to New York City. I’m not sure I would have continued as an artist had I remained in Paris because of the family setup.
Louise Bourgeois
In 1978, I was in Paris – I was in someone‘s car and listening to the radio – and on comes Paco de Lucia. I’d never heard of this chap, and I just thought, ‘I have to meet him.’ And I was very lucky; I found him very quickly. Crazily enough, he happened to be in Paris!
I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.
I was on the train from London to Paris, and all of a sudden it just popped into my head: I’m going to do the Don Loper fashion show from ‘I Love Lucy.’
When I first started singing in Paris, I sounded horrible: I was just singing to get some money to eat. And I wasn’t singing my own songs: it was Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix. Eventually, when I wrote my own music, my style just came out of my own place.
The conniving, rich oilmen that were so desperate to prevent and frustrate the Paris Agreement found cheerleaders in Mr. Trump and his party. They choose to protect their profits from a flailing fossil fuel industry over human lives and a clean, inclusive future for us all.
English is really free for me; there’s no limits to the music and the imagination. And French, it’s just I live in Paris, and it’s really a poetic language where you can really play with words.
Yael Naim
The time I spent working in the wild west show in Paris had a pretty big impact on me. A friend of mine had hooked me up with the gig over there and I literally left Texas with a hundred dollar bill in my pocket and one way plane ticket to Paris.
Living in Paris was a crash course in chic.
A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I’m thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag.
When I want to be incognito, I don’t wear any hat. Unfortunately, even without the hat, they now recognise me in Paris.
Amelie Nothomb
Our talks in Paris tackled economic, democratic, security and political issues; we talked on means for combating terrorism, in addition to latest regional and international developments of mutual interest, especially those in region.
Ali Abdullah Saleh
Being a young kid from the hood in Paris, growing up in poverty and then scoring the goal that took Chelsea to the Champions League semi-finals, that felt like a great achievement.
In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.
Karen Hughes
For me, playing music while I write is important. Several of the romantic scenes in ‘Paris’ were written with Debussy’s ‘String Quartet,’ his ‘L’Apres-midi d’une Faune,’ or Canteloube’s ‘Songs of the Auvergne’ playing in the background.
Edward Rutherfurd
I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, ‘There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.’
I have specific playlists for arrivals in different cities. Tokyo skews new wave, Paris more jazz, and New York is Top 40.
Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
In Boston, I developed my eye from the drawing. In Paris, I was fascinated by what my eye saw in the way that Paris is built, its ‘measure.’
I guess you can be a supermodel today just by building followers. You don’t necessarily have to do the work of going to Milan and then to Paris or New York, trying to find the right photographer, artist, or designer to see you.
I travel a lot, but I’d love to go back to cities such as Paris, Las Vegas, New York, and London with my family. When I’m there touring with the band, I have to work, and it’s no fun at all.
My parents separated soon after I was born, so I left Helsinki when I was a year old. My mother took me to Paris and then other places throughout Western Europe.
George Gaynes
My roots are in Paris, and I will not pull them up.
If you mention any ideological thing about shooting 'La

If you mention any ideological thing about shooting ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ I was thinking I was doing a political film.
Paris is an unsolved puzzle. She inspires me in a way that other places don’t. And she demands more of me. Just try to write about her without bumping into cliche after cliche.
I love Paris, but it’s not a city I would like to live in. It’s one of my favorite cities but just in small doses.
Paris is very dear to me, and I’ll never forget Paris.
I wouldn’t attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.
John Foster Dulles
After the French Revolution, the world money power shifted from Paris to London. For three generations, the British maintained an old-fashioned colonial empire, as well as a modern empire based on London’s primacy in the money markets.
I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.
John C. Danforth
Being the first black Nobel laureate, and the first African, the African world considered me personal property. I lost the remaining shreds of my anonymity, even to walk a few yards in London, Paris or Frankfurt without being stopped.
I spent my teenage years in Paris when my dad was stationed there, and I’d look at women in their forties and think, ‘That’s the age I want to be.’
When I’m sitting in a casting room in Paris, I’m not the thinnest model. Sometimes I’m not the most flat-chested, either.
The moment that always comes to mind when I think fondly about ‘The Hills’ is when Lauren and I got to go to Paris. I was in my early twenties, and I had never been to Paris. The thought of the Crillon Ball was so glamorous – wearing designer gowns, getting hair and makeup done, and meeting all these amazing people.
When I first started coming to New York in the early Nineties and seeing the vitality of the programme compared to what was going on back in London or Paris, it was just in a different league. It’s like a 16th-century court.
Thomas P. Campbell
I’ve developed a habit of people-watching. In Paris, I love watching all kinds of people walking by from my apartment terrace, and while I’m traveling the world, I enjoy observing all the people in airports.
I think that taking night trains or meeting someone on the road is pretty romantic. I’ve done a couple of things like that. I’ve surprised someone in Paris. And hopefully, when you surprise someone, they’re happy to see you.
The nice thing about publishing later in life is that you already know who you are. You don’t have to hang out with the ‘Paris Review’ crowd to try to make yourself feel like a legitimate writer.
Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I’ve never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.
Terrorism doesn’t have a border. Terrorists attack Mumbai, Peshawar, and also Paris.
Although Mr. Trump will not be able to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, he can legally ignore its provisions, in keeping with his questioning of the existence of man-made climate change.
I translated an Emile Zola book, ‘The Belly of Paris,’ because I didn’t find an existing translation that captured his sense of humor. Humor is the first victim of translation.
If Trump wants to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, the rest of the world should impose a carbon-adjustment tax on U.S. exports that do not comply with global standards.
The way I found time to write ‘The Imperfectionists’ was that I took work as a copy editor at the ‘International Herald Tribune’ in Paris, working full-time for approximately six months, then taking my savings from that and writing full-time, then returning after six months, and so on, until the book was done!
I started very young to model in Paris when I was 18, I remember like starving myself to fit into the clothes and it was an amazing experience but you know I did shows for Valentino, Chanel, so it was really prestigious.
Victoria Silvstedt
The people follow what the media say. So if you said that Bruno Dumont is fantastic, it follows that more people would go to see my films. I have no wish to remain on the sidelines. I have no wish to make films that are only seen by bohemians in London and Paris.
There are plenty of cities that have given me the time of my life for a week or two – including Sao Paulo, Paris, and New York – but London has an enduring appeal that keeps on unfolding.
I’m not really concerned if people have this purist view of the New York Supreme thing. If they think opening our shop in Paris is going to harm our brand, then we can’t really be that strong of a brand.
I’m looking forward to playing my first match for Paris.
I think javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has a good chance of winning a medal at the Paris Olympics.
Whether it was the 9/11 attacks, Paris shooting, or the attack on the Taj, people across the world mourn the collective loss.
There’s a big film industry in Egypt, and quite a big one in Syria, and there’s a big Muslim community in Paris.
‘Le Petit Soldat’ was banned in Paris; it wasn’t out in the movie houses. It was forbidden because it was talking about the Algerian war.
I’m not really a fighter, but I’ve never backed down from anyone in Paris. I feel I can’t. In London, I’ll just run because I’m not going to fight 50 Wolverhampton Wanderers fans.
I was on the cover of French 'Grazia,' which was amazin

I was on the cover of French ‘Grazia,’ which was amazing. It was all over Paris!
The doctors, whether based in Brussels or Paris, draw the same conclusions and write the same prescriptions.
Whoever you are – whether you’re Paris Hilton, anyone – if you do something illegal there’s a consequence.
On my first European solo tour, I was selling maybe 50 tickets a city until I showed up in Paris and heard the show was already at 150 tickets, which, at the time, really blew my mind and took me by complete surprise.
As a result of World War II, European artists migrated to America, enlarging the scene and diminishing Paris as the center. America was beginning its dominance of the art world with the emergence of the Abstract Expressionists.
The phenomena here is the foreign fighter threat, the revolving door from Europe to the region in Iraq and Syria and back through Turkey, back into Europe. And that’s what happened in the Paris attackers.
‘Paris, Texas’ gave me a chance to play compassion, and I’m spelling that with a capital C.
Certainly ‘The Judgment of Paris’ was the novel in which I found my own voice.
The French consider themselves the guardians of the world’s culture and do not bother to hide the fact, which is annoying, but Paris is still where good Americans want to go when they die – and Brits, Russians, and Chinese as well, these days.
In Paris, I really do like to try and do nothing… but that’s impossible.
Since 2000, I’ve been based in Paris at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, curating the programme there. Internationally, it’s a very open situation that goes beyond national boundaries; directors and curators move from one country to another, which has opened up the museum landscape.
What is it about trains that makes food taste so good? Some of my happiest memories are of prolonged lunches between St. Moritz and Zurich, Bordeaux and Paris, and even between Coimbra and Salamanca.
Paris is great. I stay at the Ritz Paris – I’m good friends with the Director, Frank Klein, and the owner. I lived there 3 years; I was the only foreigner working at Maxim’s. They only took French, which was a mistake.
Sirio Maccioni
One of the reasons I picked up the guitar is because I saw a video of Feist performing in Paris.
I think I generally go to Paris more when I have people come and visit.
At the Paris Opera Ballet, they were always making choices for me.
When I was 18, my mum gave me all the clothes she’d had made at the famous haute couture fashion label, House of Worth, in Paris. Of course, I eventually trashed them all.
I lived in Paris for about nine months. It was an experience.
In Paris and later in Marseille, I was surrounded by some of the best food in the world, and I had an enthusiastic audience in my husband, so it seemed only logical that I should learn how to cook ‘la cuisine bourgeoise’ – good, traditional French home cooking.
My first airplane trip was to Paris. I had this fantasy that I would become a model, and I did!
The road to the Paris climate talks has been paved across decades.
It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.
I had only one pair of white shoes with a very high heel, and they were terrible. They got terribly dirty, because I had no money and I walked all over Paris by foot. I also only had one black dress, which I had to wash every night.
Obviously, I want to do well in all tournaments, but if I had to pick, for sure Paris.
I wanted to write a book about Hemingway’s Paris, but a professor beat me to it. I suddenly realized other people were making a living off all the things that have to do with my family background so I’ve got one good story to tell and I’m telling it.
I was taken to my first fashion show – Nina Ricci haute couture – in Paris by the White Russian princess, down on her luck, whom I was boarding with in Paris in 1963. I was captivated by the glamour of the gilded salon, the elegant clothes, and the audience of grand ladies.
The effects of climate change are real and only getting worse. I would like to build on the promises of the Paris Climate Agreement and make our country a global leader on the fight against climate change.
I’d been writing poems for many years, but most of them I didn’t like. Then, when I was 23, I wrote one I did like, sent it to ‘The Paris Review’ – the highest publication I could think of – and they accepted it. No other moment in my literary life has quite come close to that.
I was inspired to see leaders from Paris, New York City, San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C. rolling up their sleeves to create clean and safe transportation systems; make homes and buildings efficient, comfortable and affordable; and ensure more of our energy comes from clean sources like wind and solar.
It was very hard to make ‘Funny Face’ in Paris because making movies is difficult and making a movie in a city that was glorious, that was unique and surprising, to get it, to put it on film you have to make choices and reject a lot of things so you’re always wondering: ‘Am I doing it right?’
Stanley Donen
I urge President Trump to maintain American participation in the Paris Agreement – for the sake of our international leadership, economic competitiveness, and children’s environmental future.
The climate suits me, and London has the greatest serio

The climate suits me, and London has the greatest serious music that you can hear any day of the week in the world – you think it’s going to be Vienna or Paris or somewhere, but if you go to Vienna or Paris and say, ‘Let’s hear some good music‘, there isn’t any.
Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It’s where it all began and ended.
But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now.
In Paris, everything’s for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles.
Emile Zola
I love magazines. I always read ‘Time,’ ‘Newsweek’ and ‘The Economist.’ When I get my hair cut, French ‘Vogue,’ French ‘Elle,’ ‘Paris Match’ – I read them all in 10 minutes.
I saw New York differently after being in Paris for a few years.
Far from being dominated by ideas from Paris and New York, Latin American artists were often the innovators. They were doing drip paintings in advance of Pollock, creating language art before the American conceptualists, and fashioning shaped canvases decades before Kelly or Stella.
Mari Carmen Ramirez
Do I ever think Gossip will be really massive in America? No, I don’t think it’ll happen – and that’s fine. It’s kind of nice because I get to experience everything at once. I get to come home and it not be weird, like in Paris or something. It is nice to be completely anonymous.
I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you’re in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley.
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn’t put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
When I was living in Paris in the ’80s, I used to go out with an American model who couldn’t speak French. But suddenly everyone could speak English because he was so cute.
I’ve lived in Paris. I’ve lived in the Slovak Republic. I’ve spent extensive time in England, and I’ve traveled all over Europe.
Romany Malco
Paris Hilton, it turns out, is related to fellow celebrity jailbirds Zsa Zsa Gabor and G. Gordon Liddy.
I was doing a tour of the ‘Batman‘ live stage production, and I challenged the cast to join me to run. One time, we were running in Switzerland just before Christmas, and it was heavy snow. Another time, we were running down the Seine in Paris on Christmas Day, and we all had Santa hats on.
As a young man, I went to Paris and soaked up many hours of film knowledge from Robert Hakim in my efforts to become a producer.
Harvey Weinstein
All of my education at Harvard, then Oxford, then Paris was in literature – even my thesis was on Shakespeare.
For example, Taj Mahal is the first thing which comes to the minds of many foreigners who visit India, and how Eiffel Tower in Paris, but there is lot more to every country.
In 1919, at the Paris Peace Conference, Japan had put forward a proposal to guarantee racial equality at the League of Nations, but Woodrow Wilson overturned it in the face of majority support.
In the ’60s when I was a student, there was this campaign to destroy 75 percent of the old buildings in Paris, replacing them with modern architecture. I realized this as a dangerous utopia. This modern vision did not understand the richness of the city. Thankfully, such destruction did not happen.
Christian de Portzamparc
I have scars on the backs of my arms from dressers in Paris scraping me with pins as I was taking a shirt or gown off.
People gave us everything for free. We were allowed only so much film per picture, but there was no limit to the creativity. I like to say that they let us loose like wild dogs in the streets of Paris.
Helmut Newton
Ultimately, I want to prepare food that will be recognized equally in Tokyo, London, and Paris. I am after that universality, that transcendence.
The first time I fantasized about early retirement, I was 22 years old. It was a rainy spring morning in Paris, and as I waited for the Metro to take me to my new paralegal job, it occurred to me that I’d rather be sleeping in, or playing hooky at the movies, or sailing around the world.
In Paris, I will be able to learn and improve while winning.
I cook. I did the Escoffier course in Paris when I was 21 in one of those periods when it was like a pause. I can cook anything Italian, Chinese.
Marie-Chantal Claire
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.
I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.
Cole Porter
Paris is a beautiful city.
Bubba Watson
Paris by night is a nightmare now. It is not a cliche anymore.
Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.
If you are captain of a great team like Paris St-Germain there are lots of players like Zlatan, players who are known by everybody. So to be captain of that team gives you respect and, in football, respect is very important.
Kenzo were celebrating their 30th anniversary, and they

Kenzo were celebrating their 30th anniversary, and they did this big, huge show in Paris and invited back all the models who’d walked for them in the 30-year era. How I found myself in the mix, I’ll never know.
The food that’s never let me down in life is porridge, especially with milk and maple syrup, which is delicious. Paris isn’t a porridge place, but I can buy it in London when I’m there and bring it back with me.
I don’t want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but, you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That’s why I do it. No one’s forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It’s a real love affair.
In Paris, I met a young American person who immediately became the primary inspiration which awakened my vision and the leading influence that had directed my forces. Throughout my career as an artist, I refer to this person by the word ‘Woman.’
Gaston Lachaise
One of the best experiences of my life was shooting ‘Gossip Girl’ in Paris. To be there with your actors and crew was completely surreal.
I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris. It was rainy. It was all wrong. And I was thinking, ‘God, she loved life so much.’
All the great players are welcome in Paris.
I bought a Dutch barge and turned it into a recording studio. My plan was to go to Paris and record rolling down the Seine.
I was given an eight-foot painting on a luminous yellow background as a parting gift when leaving Paris in 2008. I did not dare take it with me to N.Y.C. and understood that the cost of shipping would have far outweighed the cost of the work.
Everything I am is cause of Paris. She like paved the way for me. A girl like me who is literally famous for nothing – Paris Hilton taught us how to make that a business, you know what I mean?
Ever since I visited Paris when I was younger, the sappy side of me really wanted to write a song about it someday.
At home in Paris I take a milk bath two times a week, but here on the road it is more difficult. I miss them.
I realised filming in my own apartment that it was nice to come home and have some space. It worked for ‘The Little Paris Kitchen‘ but now I’ve learned a lot about TV; you need space for the camera and you want to be mentally sound after filming.
I’m very attached to Paris because I have a base there and am also recording there, but New York is home to me when I’m in the U.S., because it’s nice to have a bed to go back to.
Keren Ann
Hydrogen peroxide-based bombs were used in the London bombings in 2005; in al Qaeda’s foiled plot to attack subways in New York City in 2009 and also in the ISIS-directed Paris attacks in 2015 and the ISIS-directed attacks in Brussels a year later.
The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.
Gerard Debreu
Not many foreigners move to Paris for their dream job. Many do it on a romantic whim.
But if you go from Moscow to Budapest you think you are in Paris.
Paris has long been a palimpsest of different cities, each new iteration grafted on top of the still visible last, spanning the extremes of human excellence and beauty and, just as crucially, filth and squalor.
The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you’re driving up ‘There it is! We’re arriving!’
I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London.
Leslie Caron
Paris. Toulouse. Malmo. Copenhagen. Brussels. Berlin. For most people, they are lovely cities where you might happily take a holiday. But for the world’s Jews, they are something else, too. They are place names of hate.
The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy. The government was a body elected by universal suffrage.
When I went through Marine boot camp in Paris Island, South Carolina, we actually did have bayonets that we trained with.
Josh Mandel
When good Americans die they go to Paris.
Since childhood, it was my dream to go where all the poets and artists had been. Rimbaud, Artaud, Brancusi, Camus, Picasso, Bresson, Goddard, Jeanne Moreau, Juliette Greco, everybody – Paris for me was a Mecca.
I grew up as a fifth-generation Jew in the American South, at the confluence of two great storytelling traditions. After graduating from Yale in the 1980s, I moved to Japan. For young adventure seekers like myself, the white-hot Japanese miracle held a similar appeal as Russia in 1920s or Paris in the 1950s.
I don’t know if it’s a failure of imagination on my part, but I’m not going to be writing about Paris in the 1800s. I feel like it would come off as just ludicrously uninformed, even if I did a lot of research.
The Lumiere brothers first exhibited moving pictures in Paris in 1896. A year later, there was a private showing at the Yildiz palace in Istanbul.
I’ve been writing fiction since I was a kid. From the age of 15 to 25, I probably wrote more than 50 short stories, one of which was published in ‘The Paris Review’ in 1989.
Lunch is the best time of day to eat in Paris. Then you get to go walk it off afterwards.
If I have a day off, I want to get on a plane and go to

If I have a day off, I want to get on a plane and go to Paris! If I have a couple hours off work, I want to run to the market and make a four-course meal. I like to do things that are unexpected.
Ali Larter
I always dreamt of becoming an artist in Paris. Thanks to the Army, it happened.
This to me is the secret comedy of all author interviews, down through the ages, even the good ones in the ‘Paris Review’ and places. They’re all acting. It’s like watching a person in a play.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
I see Baccarat in major gateway cities like Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and exotic resort locations.
Barry Sternlicht
I think there’s a difference between somebody who grows up in Paris or London and goes to Los Angeles. But if you grow up in the green fields, and you rarely go into the city, you’re so overprotected that when you do go to L.A., it’s almost a bigger slap in the head.
I worked for Mack Altizer, who ran Bad Company Rodeo, in Del Rio. Those guys, even though they were cowboys, were all hippies. We were always the black sheep of the rodeo world. From there I went on to Paris, France, where I worked in this Wild West show.
For me, those little cinemas in Paris where I saw many art films for the first time meant that cinema became a kind of pilgrimage site.
You know you’ve become a brat when you have a room you like at the Bristol in Paris.
Obviously when I came I wanted to live in Paris. I wanted to work or… if that didn’t work out… perhaps go away with a troupe of traveling performers – you must remember I was very young.
I was very fortunate to grow up with parents who love to travel, so I traveled from a young age. My dad’s a heart surgeon and goes to conferences all over the world. By the time I was seven, I traveled outside the country for the first time. We went to Paris. The next year, we went to London, and then Brussels.
In the case of the Paris Agreement, if we want to have full compliance with the Paris Agreement, we need not only action by governments; we need the action by all of society.
I don’t want to make light of the importance of my musical upbringing, as you cannot avoid being influenced by the area you grow up, but I will say that Reykjavik’s geography is very different from, say, New York, Paris, or Copenhagen. There’s big skies. The buildings are low. The landscape is spread out.
The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw.
Humphry Davy
I never had the idea of moving to Paris and becoming something. I liked the idea of living in Paris because it seemed to have so many parts of life I really enjoyed. The people there seemed to prize literature and art, food and drinking, a more hedonistic way of living.
I never go anywhere. I do sketches and make phone calls, and people visit. It’s more fun to come to Paris.
I’ll spend a couple of days in Paris, a couple back in London, some time at the factory in Italy… I like travelling, but it can be a struggle to get home for weekends.
In Paris, it used to feel like you were living in a museum. As beautiful as it was, it’s still limited. But here you have just everything.
What we think about Paris is a part of how we feel about it. Our idea of Paris is our idea and we don’t know that that’s not necessarily the way it really is. It feels so real.
Stanley Donen
Paris is a Roach Motel for top American journalists: They check in, having won the plum foreign posting, but never leave.
I want to go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, or Bayern Munich.
I don’t like Paris so much.
I have an affinity with Algeria, because I grew up with plenty of Algerian friends in the suburbs of Paris.
I’m very Belgian, and I will die Belgian. I just have my house in the north of France because I began my career in Paris, even though I don’t live there anymore.
Cecile de France
I move between San Francisco and Paris… I have a wonderful beach house in California.
When I wrote ‘Barefoot in Paris,’ I wanted to make simple recipes that you could make at home that tasted like French classics.
The whole time I was modeling, I had a place in Paris, and a place in New York, and I was really single.
I have a flat in Paris and go there a lot, but the Eurostar’s much more civilised than flying.
Michael Bond
! discovered photography completely by chance. My wife is an architect; when we were young and living in Paris, she bought a camera to take pictures of buildings. For the first time, I looked through a lens – and photography immediately started to invade my life.
I became a librarian at the Sainte-Genevieve Library in Paris. I made this gesture to rid myself of a certain milieu, a certain attitude, to have a clean conscience, but also to make a living. I was twenty-five. I had been told that one must make a living, and I believed it.
I always dreamed of working in Paris, of going to the Coupole and slapping Picasso or Giacometti on the shoulder.
I was born in Paris, and it’s a beautiful place, but London feels like home. I like the village feeling, I like running in the parks – even the food isn’t as bad as it used to be.
I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by

I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by and have a bite to eat, or they drop by and watch Friends on TV. I take my dog to the office there, and I walk to work sometimes.
I knew Paris was using me, but I also didn’t care; I was using her, too. I mean, I was a blogger who was hanging out with Paris Hilton.
Paris. City of love. City of dreams. City of splendor. City of saints and scholars. City of gaiety. Sink of iniquity.
Edward Rutherfurd
When you come to Paris you are at a club that has the ambition to be the best in the world, you have come to a club that wants to play in all the competitions.
The Paris Agreement is a highly significant step in tackling climate change – but a piece of paper will not save the world. It is not ‘job done.’
I appreciate the people there thinking about me, and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion.
Raymond Berry
‘Paris, Texas’ is the first film that I’ve totally cared about, the first movie I totally wanted to do – and that after 27 years that I considered my prison term.
The countries in the Paris climate accord have broken almost every promise they’ve made, and the nation (the U.S.) that hasn’t signed the treaty is doing more than any other nation to reduce global warming.
It wasn’t until I did a musical revue in Paris in the 1980s called ‘Black and Blue,’ and met the great men and women responsible for the progress of tap dance, that my relationship with the dance really began.
You show up in Paris, and on the drive from the airport to the hotel you’re like, ‘This is so cool! I want to see something! I want to go to the Eiffel Tower!’ And then you leave the next morning. You think, Oh, I didn’t get to do anything. I tell people: I’ve been just about everywhere, but I’ve seen nothing.
I’ve lived in London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Turin. But New York is my favorite city. It has so much energy, so much toughness.
I have an immigrant story. Most people come here for economic reasons, or religious reasons, or racial reasons, or gender reasons, or one of those things. I had a good job in Paris, but America was, and still is, the golden fleece. And I’ve done very well!
If you’re in a small town somewhere and you can go and visit Paris, you can go to the top of Everest, that’s just cool. It’s worth it because you become more educated in something.
The targets we all agree on – every country in the world except the U.S., Nicaragua, and Syria – will have targets under the Paris Agreement. So everyone knows what the targets should be, and then we can have a difference of opinion on exactly how these emissions will be reduced.
Isabella Lovin
Yes, my grandfather worked with Thomas Edison on the electric car, and he sold electric cars at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.
Al Jardine
I’ve always loved films, always. I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered.
Kelly Miller
Today we’re dealing with metropolitan Shanghai, metropolitan New Delhi or Paris. If we’re competing at that level, our diversity, that richness of people coming from so many different backgrounds, is one of our greatest advantages.
I remember when Lindbergh arrived in Paris, I was one of the first persons to know about his landing, because as the French people know that I was born in St. Louis, thinking I would be very proud to announce it to the public, they gave me the news first. I was then starring in the ‘Folies Bergere.’
I’d sometimes go to Paris by myself – it was an easy two-hour train ride – to get a break from the everyday grind, to walk around a big city, ride a subway, feel the energy of a world capital.
I was at a community event in Paris a few years ago when a group of young girls came on the stage dressed and dancing in a very risque way. They were only 11 years old, and their performance was shocking.
The sights you can find here in Paris are second to none.
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian would have left little more than lipstick stains in their passing had it not been for the sex videos that lofted them into reality-TV notoriety. Once notoriety has warmed into familiarity, celebrity itself becomes one big ‘Brady Bunch’ reunion, or a therapy session with Dr. Drew.
For me to be able to experience Paris for the first time with Chanel was a dream come true. I loved the nostalgia of it all.
I loved every place I lived and traveled. London, Paris, Rome, Venice. I fell hard for Central America and Mexico. In each country, I had fantasies that I could live there.
Frances Mayes
I wish I could view the belly that oozes over the top of my pants as a badge of maternal honor. I do try. I make sure that the women whose looks I admire all have sufficient fat reserves to survive a famine, and I make a lot of snide comments about the skeletal likes of Lara Flynn Boyle and Paris Hilton.
When I left for college, I put Miami behind me and tried to have a life of the mind. I got a graduate degree. I traveled. I even married a fellow writer, whose only real estate was a dingy one-bedroom apartment in Paris, where we lived.
Paris, as always, is swarming with Americans, and these days, it’s also swarming with hamburgers. Oddly, though, it’s not typically the Americans who are pursuing the perfect burger on the perfect bun with the obligatory side of perfect coleslaw; the Americans are pursuing the perfect blanquette de veau.
I feel so linked to Paris.
Spencer Stone
I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris.
Clearly I am pleased to be of interest to a club like Juve, but I repeat I am very happy in Paris.
All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Pari

All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot.
Ernst Haas
I have pictures of my grandmother from the 1920s and ’30s in avant-garde dresses that looked like they could have come from the House of Worth or Lucien Lelong. She would never say if they were couture, but I do recall her telling me, ‘All my clothes and shoes came from Paris.’
Everyone acknowledges that dinner parties are equally dull in London and Paris, in Calcutta and in New York, unless the next neighbour happens to be peculiarly agreeable.
Paris is an old and traditional place; it needs new blood.
When I went to Europe for the first time, I went to Paris and then to Venice. So after Paris, Venice was my first great European city, and it just blew me away.
I have studios in the different places where I live – in Ibiza, Paris and London – but they’re not crazy studios, they’re just rooms with good monitors, and all I do is plug my laptop in. It’s a different way to make music, but for me, I love it, because it’s more connected to the world.