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London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that
something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.
Dorothy Parker

Paris is always a good idea.
Audrey Hepburn

True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why is this more stylish
than sitting inside drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know.
P. J. O'Rourke

Parisian men make love all day and have no time to work. American men work all day and
have no time for love.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

- Have you any last requests before you're hanged?
- Yes, I'd like to see Paris before I die.
W. C. Fields

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the
rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Ernest Hemingway

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I can't stand Paris. I hate the place. Full of people talking French, which is a thing I bar. It
always seems to me so affected.
P. G. Wodehouse

When good Americans die, they go to Paris.
Oscar Wilde

I am going to enjoy life in Paris I know. It is so human and there is something noble in the city. It is a real city, old and fine and life plays in it for everybody to see.
Katherine Mansfield

To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.
Victor Hugo

What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the
world!
Charles Dickens

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.
Ernest Hemingway

I think if you go to Paris, you know, going to a fashion show would be one of the top things
on the list. It's definitely an event. You know, there's an energy there, even watching the
people who go to the shows is something else.
Lucy Liu

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.
Thomas Jefferson

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."
Robert De Niro

Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.
Angela Carter

The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
Fred Allen

The best view in Paris is the one from the Eiffel Tower, because it is the only place in Paris
from which you can't see the damn thing.
William Morris

Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.
Honore de Balzac

Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.
Henry van Dyke

Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.
Henry Miller

The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun
for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things
toward which we drift as we grow older – intelligence and good manners.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
John Berger

You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and
present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.
Allen Ginsberg

In Paris, our lives are one masked ball.
Gaston Leroux

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely.
Josephine Baker

There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder
even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.
Vincent van Gogh

Paris is a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our
past.
Michael Simkins

Even the pigeons are dancing, kissing, going in circles, mounting each other. Paris is the city
of love, even for the birds.
Samantha Schutz

It is perfectly possible to be enamoured of Paris while remaining totally indifferent or even
hostile to the French.
James Baldwin