Bourguiba warning the French-"it will mean war." "Today I am the President of the Republic, but I will be the first to join the Maquis." "Tunisia is always ready to turn the page." "I have promised the Tunisian people that the French army will go, If I fail, I will be swept away."
Of all tyrannies in history, the Bolshevik tyranny is the worst, the most destructive, the most degrading. Every British and French soldier killed last year was really done to death by Lenin and Trotskynot in fair war, but by the treacherous desertion of an ally without parallel in the history of the world.Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill
So far as one can generalize, the most graciouis, cultivated, and innovative people in this country are French Canadians. Certainly they have given us the most exciting politicians of our time: Trudeau, Lévesque. Without them, Canada would be an exceedingly boring and greatly diminished place.Mordecai Richler
The school was nothing but reminiscence — of an Italian hill town, a French abbey, an English academy, the different sources improbably but convincingly melded into a fantasy about the classic sites of Europe as imagined by exiles from cold peripheral lands, nostalgia about somebody else's past.Edmund White
Any thing that proves that it is not in the power of Kings and Princes by their great armies to have every thing their own way is of such good example that without any good will to the French one can not help being delighted by it, and you know I have a natural partiality to what some people call rebels.charles james fox
"Do not be deceived by the way men of bad faith misuse words and names ," the Black Pope was saying, and now his head was quite powdered with snow. "It used to be only the English who excelled in the deception of words. Then the French went even beyond them, and now the whole world is adept at it."r. a. lafferty
I don’t like making didactic, pedagogical documentaries based on standard formulas of narration: I'm only interested in the ambitious French tradition of the documentaire de création where the film, if successful, is not about something but that something itself. The goal is to incorporate areas of risk and paradox that we associate with cinematic art.damian pettigrew
Through the English appropriation of the French ambience and the related amientae of Italian , I found ambient defined in English as the character and atmosphere of a place.Peter Zumthor, in Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style quoted by William W. Braham, Daniel Willis, p. 145
As the French say, there are three sexes – men, women, and clergymen.Sydney Smith, quoted in Lady Holland A Memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith (London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer,  1869) p. 174.
An Englishman , a Frenchman , and a Russian were arguing about the nationality of Adam and Eve. “They must have been English ”, declares the Englishman. "Only a gentleman would share his last apple with a woman.” ”They were undoubtedly French", says, the Frenchman. “Who else could seduce a woman so easily?” "I think they were Russians", says the Russian. "After all, who else could walk stark-naked, feed on one apple between the two of them and think they are in Paradise?"In p.12 (All Church Humour)
Pondicherry Town attracts the maximum number of foreign and domestic tourists primarily due to the presence here of the ‘Aurobindo Ashram’, and ‘Auroville’ in the nearby area of Tamil Nadu. They are attracted to these two institutions for the enshrined ‘ Spiritualism ’ and the ‘Way of life’ practiced there Pondicherry Town’s historic French connections, the Heritage buildings and French cultural linkages permeating the town atmosphere are the other major draw for foreign tourists, as also the Pondicherry - born French nationals living abroad at present. For the latter group, it is home coming once in a few years.Tata Economic Consultancy Services, in 20 Year Perspective Plan For Tourism In Union Territory of Pondicherry Tata Economic Consultancy Services, p.2
The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are.Francis Bacon, "Of Seeming Wise", in Essays (1625); Brian Vickers (ed.) The Major Works (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) p. 389.
The Arab name for the mountain above Jericho where the monastery is built into the side of the cliff, Jebel Quruntu, means “Mountain of the Forty Days” and it derives from the Crusaders ; French word for Lent. If we take our bearings for our Lent from this ancient monastic outpost we will once again be pointed in the direction of the quest for a breakthrough to solidarity .p.27 (A Season for the Spirit: Readings for the Days of Lent (2004))
Enter Chanda, the multilingual call girl who can seduce in Hindi, Tamil, English and French. With her bee-stung lips, unusual face and refreshing lack of acting guile, Kalki Koechlin imbues the part with a touching fragility.Shashi Baliga, in review of Dev.D in The Hindustan Times (6 February 2009)
According to my judgement, the French Revolution and the doings of Napoleon opened the eyes of the world . The nations knew nothing before and the people thought that kings were gods upon the earth and that they were bound to say that whatever they did as well done.Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770-1843) Kolokotronis Memoirs, edited by Georgios Tertsetis
Canada could have enjoyed: :;English government, :;:;French culture, :;:;:;and American know-how. Instead it ended up with: :;English know-how, :;:;French government, :;:;:;and American culture.John Robert Colombo, 1965. Cited in "The Bumper Book of Insults" by Nancy McPhee, Chancellor Press, 1993, p. 108.
Since there is no French race, the French race cannot die. France will have the population she can feed; the French spirit will have the heirs it can win. The French population is not a matter of biology, but of economics and ideology.Albert Guerard, France - A Short History (1946), Read Books, 2007, p.44