The English have Shakespeare, the Russians have Chekhov, the French Molie' re but we have the western.2004 In the Sunday Times, 21 Mar.
Speak in French when you can't think of the English for a thingturn out your toes as you walkand remember who you are!1871 The Red Queen's advice to Alice as she begins the chess game. Through the Looking-Glass, ch.2,'The Garden of Live Flowers'.
A work of art must narrate something that does not appear within its outline. The objects and figures represented in it must likewise poetically tell you of something that is far away from them and also of what their shapes materially hide from us. A certain dog painted by Courbet (French 19th century painter, ed.) is like the story of a poetic and romantic hunt. (1919)giorgio de chirico
And I wanted to say to the mayor of New York all our concern, our admiration for what has been done after this drama, with such an efficiency, very full of clever and heart. I told him that in the French press, when they mention the mayor of New York, they say "mayor hero" (ph), which is a French expression equivalent to "Rudy the Rock".rudy giuliani
The wisest man I ever knew in my whole life could not read or write. At four o'clock in the morning, when the promise of a new day still lingered over French lands, he got up from his pallet and left for the fields, taking to pasture the half-dozen pigs whose fertility nourished him and his wife...josé saramago
I wonder how many members can realise what [the remilitarisation of the Rhineland] means not merely to the excited politicians in Paris, but to the French peasant in his hovel, to the mother who feels that once again the...peril has come near and that once again her children will be mowed down by the scythe of war.austen chamberlain
...for the truth is, I am gone something further in hate to the English Government than perhaps you and the rest of my friends are, and certainly further than can with prudence be avowed. The triumph of the French Government over the English does in fact afford me a degree of pleasure which it is very difficult to disguise.charles james fox
'Twas not an Age ago since most of our Books were nothing but Collections of Latin Quotations; there was not above a line or two of French in a Page.Jean de La Bruyère, The Characters or Manners of the Present Age (1688), Chapter XV. Of the Pulpit.
Though the Nizams who came after Asif Jha I still were wealthy, they were not capable administrators and policy-makers like the first Nizam. So, they were slowly subordinated by the growing French and British powers on the peninsula .S. Ravi, in p.4 (An African Indian Community in Hyderabad: Siddi Identity, Its Maintenance ...)
Patna became a centre of international trade in the seventeenth century. The European trading countries British , French , Danes , Dutch and Portuguese started to come to Patna for trading purposes.Nancy Nancy, in "Thesis synopsis-Patna: A historic riverine city more".
Anyone who has heard (Jacques Derrida) lecture in French knows that he is more performance artist than logician. His flamboyant style--using free association, rhymes and near-rhymes, puns, and maddening digressions--is not just a vain pose (though it is surely that). It reflects what he calls a self-conscious "acommunicative strategy" for combating logocentrism.Mark Lilla, Review of Derrida's Moscou Aller-Retour in The New York Review of Books, June, 1998
Brisk and prompt to war, soft and not in the least able to resist calamity, fickle in catching at schemes, and always striving after novelties – French characteristics remained unaltered twenty centuries after Julius Caesar made a note of them for all time.Prooimion, p. 58 (Hadrian the Seventh (1904))
We look at this as the best of all possible worlds, but the French know it isn't, because most people speak English.Mark Olson at the "Histories: The Way We Weren't" panel at Boskone 28
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"...we must think and act not only for the moment but for our time. I am reminded of the story of the great French Marshal Lyautey, who once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow-growing and would not reach maturity for a hundred years. The Marshal replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose, plant it this afternoon.'"John F. Kennedy, "Address in Berkeley at the University of California, (109)," March 23, 1962 Public Papers of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, 1962.