50 Quotes about Paris Celebrating Its Triumphant Beauty

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50 Beautiful Quotes about Paris

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The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay, I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café.  Oscar Hammerstein II quotes about paris

The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay, I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café. -Oscar Hammerstein II

Kate Simon Paris Quote

A final reminder. Whenever you are in Paris at twilight in the early summer, return to the Seine and watch the evening sky close slowly on a last strand of daylight fading quietly, like a sigh. -Kate Simon

Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. It brings tears to your eyes. Lee Radziwill paris quotes

Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. It brings tears to your eyes. -Lee Radziwill

I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It's an incredibly romantic and beautiful place. Alan Furst paris quote

I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It’s an incredibly romantic and beautiful place. -Alan Furst

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April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees. E. Y. Harburg cute quotes about paris

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees. -E. Y. Harburg

M J Rose Paris Instagram Captions

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. -M. J. Rose

To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.  Victor Hugo funny paris quotes

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

Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can step out of a railway station—the Gare D’Orsay—and see, simultaneously, the chief enchantments:

the Seine with its bridges and bookstalls, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the beginning of the Champs Elysees—nearly everything except the Luxembourg Gardens and the Palais Royal.

But what other city offers as much as you leave a train? -Margaret Anderson

It's true, you never forget your first love, and, for me, that will always be Paris. Caitriona Balfe romantic quotes about paris

It’s true, you never forget your first love, and, for me, that will always be Paris. -Caitriona Balfe

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles. Cole Porter romantic paris Instagram captions

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles. -Cole Porter

Anne Rice Quote about Paris for Instagram

Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history; so she seemed in this age of Napoleon III with her towering buildings, her massive cathedrals, her grand boulevards and ancient winding medieval streets – as vast and indestructible as nature itself. -Anne Rice

The chief danger about Paris is that it is such a strong stimulant. T.S. Eliot paris quotes

The chief danger about Paris is that it is such a strong stimulant. -T.S. Eliot

art quotes about paris

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. -Ellsworth Kelly

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

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

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I am happy in Paris. Zlatan Ibrahimovic happy paris quotes

I am happy in Paris. -Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Gertrude Stein Paris Quote

America is my country and Paris is my hometown. -Gertrude Stein

To know Paris is to know a great deal. Henry Miller paris quote

To know Paris is to know a great deal. -Henry Miller

Secrets travel fast in Paris. Napoleon Bonaparte quote about paris

Secrets travel fast in Paris. -Napoleon Bonaparte

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. Wes Anderson quotes about paris

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. -Wes Anderson

Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It's where it all began and ended. Alan Furst paris quote

Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It’s where it all began and ended. -Alan Furst

Mark Twain Travel Quotes about Paris

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language. -Mark Twain

Ally Brooke Romantic Paris Quotes for Couples

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. -Ally Brooke

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 paris chocolate quotes

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

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

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

In Paris, I really do like to try and do nothing... but that's impossible. Christian Louboutin quote about Paris

In Paris, I really do like to try and do nothing… but that’s impossible. -Christian Louboutin

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

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

Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant. Honoré de Balzac quote about Paris literature

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

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

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

I have the feeling that I was born in Vienna in order to live in Paris. Romy Schneider quote about living in Paris

I have the feeling that I was born in Vienna in order to live in Paris. -Romy Schneider

Great Cathedrals of Paris quote about Notre Dame de Paris

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. -Jessye Norman

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I live in the Dark Ages, the 17th century. Actually, I would have loved to be in Paris in the early 20th century when the Ballets Russes were there and Chanel was designing. Iris Apfel quote about Paris

I live in the Dark Ages, the 17th century.

Actually, I would have loved to be in Paris in the early 20th century when the Ballets Russes were there and Chanel was designing. -Iris Apfel

When I was 20, I went to Paris and tried to meet French women. It didn't work. Joseph Gordon-Levitt famous actors quote about France

When I was 20, I went to Paris and tried to meet French women. It didn’t work. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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 quote about Paris

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

Romantic Quotes about Paris for couples engagement

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

Adventure in Paris Quotes

I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me.

I said goodbye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life. -LeRoy Neiman

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation. G. K. Chesterson paris quote

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation. -G. K. Chesterson

I love Milan because it's my home town. But Paris is the dream city_ even when you're stressed out in shows, you look around, and everything is so beautiful. Bianca Balti beautiful paris quote

I love Milan because it’s my hometown. But Paris is the dream city: even when you’re stressed out in shows, you look around, and everything is so beautiful. -Bianca Balti

When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold. Klemens von Metternich political paris quote

When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold. -Klemens von Metternich

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

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

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half. Montesquieu paris quote

Lunch k**ls half of Paris, supper the other half. -Montesquieu

Good talkers are only found in Paris. Francois Villon paris travel quotes

Good talkers are only found in Paris. -Francois Villon

Marie Curie alone in Paris quotes

Unknown in Paris, I was lost in the great city, but the feeling of living there alone, taking care of myself without any aid, did not at all depress me.

If sometimes I felt lonesome, my usual state of mind was one of calm and great moral satisfaction. -Marie Curie

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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. Whit Stillman heartbroken paris quote

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. -Whit Stillman

Julian Barnes Paris Travel Quotes

It took me some years to clear my head of what Paris wanted me to admire about it, and to notice what I preferred instead.

Not power-ridden monuments, but individual buildings which tell a quieter story:

the artist’s studio, or the Belle Epoque house built by a forgotten financier for a just-remembered courtesan. -Julian Barnes

My roots are in Paris, and I will not pull them up. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Paris travel quotes

My roots are in Paris, and I will not pull them up. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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. Chris Pavone solo in Paris quotes

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. -Chris Pavone

The bohemian life that reigned in Paris until the end of the '50s is gone. The artists had more time to think, to reflect; success didn't come so suddenly. Pontus Hulten quotes about Bohemian paris

The bohemian life that reigned in Paris until the end of the ’50s is gone. The artists had more time to think, to reflect; success didn’t come so suddenly. -Pontus Hulten

John Cusack trains paris quotes

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. -John Cusack

I always dreamed of working in Paris, of going to the Coupole and slapping Picasso or Giacometti on the shoulder. William Klein paris quotes for artists

I always dreamed of working in Paris, of going to the Coupole and slapping Picasso or Giacometti on the shoulder. -William Klein

Paris can be like the land of the Lotus-Eaters. You can't leave. Edmund White paris quotes for friends

Paris can be like the land of the Lotus-Eaters. You can’t leave. -Edmund White

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