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The 66 Best Quotes About Paris

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Paris, France. Paname. The City of Lights. The City of Love.

Whatever you like to call it, it is one of the most beautiful, romantic cities in the world and an epicenter for food, fashion, art, and- of course- love. If you don’t already fantasize of strolling along the Seine, kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower, or sipping wine for hours at a Parisian café.. well.. we have a feeling you may soon.

Here are some of the greatest quotes about Paris by the best authors, poets, and movie stars.

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

Sometimes I think of Paris not as a city but as a home. Anaïs Nin


That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me. Midnight In Paris

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

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

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

Paris loves lovers. Silk Stockings

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I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night. Midnight In 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

To inhale Paris preserves the soul. Victor Hugo

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

There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris. Ernest Hemingway

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

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

This is what you do on your very first day in Paris. You get yourself, not a drizzle, but some honest-to-goodness rain, and you find yourself someone really nice and drive her through the Bois de Boulogne in a taxi. The rain’s very important. That’s when Paris smells its sweetest. It’s the damp chestnut trees. Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina

It’s midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half. Ninotchka

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

Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris. The Paris Wife

Darling, this is Paris. If you don’t find love here, you won’t find love anywhere. Unknown

It’s Paris. You don’t come here for the weather. Adrian Leeds

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

Add two letters two paris and it’s paradise. Jules Renard

There is never any ending to Paris, and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. Paris was always worth it, and you received return for whatever you brought to it… Ernest Hemingway

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

The national characteristics… the restless metaphysical curiosity, the tenderness of good living and the passionate individualism. This is the invisible constant in a place with which the ordinary tourist can get in touch just by sitting quite quietly over a glass of wine in a Paris bistro. Lawrence Durrell

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

I do not know what I thought Paris would be like, but it was not that way. It rained nearly every day. Ernest Hemingway

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

Someday, I’ll be in Paris… Unknown

There should be a name for the syndrome that occurs when you’re in Paris and you already miss it. Rosecrans Baldwin

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half. Charles de Montesquieu

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

To study in Paris is to be born in Paris! Victor Hugo

Leave all behind and run to Paris. Unknown

Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness. Willa Cather

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

But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight. Ernest Hemingway

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

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It is no accident that propels people like us to Paris. Henry Miller

Every time I look down on this timeless town, whether blue or gray be her skies, whether loud be her cheers, or whether soft be her tears, more and more do I realize that…I love Paris. Ella Fitzgerald

Paris needed me and I needed Paris. Ylva Falk

He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime. Victor Hugo

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…the bewildering beauty of Paris… Allen Ginsberg

Lise: Paris has ways of making people forget.
Jerry: Paris? No, not this city. It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way. An American In Paris

You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil. Ernest Hemingway

…the weather is icy, but Paris looks beautiful. Everything is white & every morning the sun disappears in a pink sky. The fountains are just a bubble in their basins of ice…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

I’d like to see Paris before I die. Mae West

C’est la vie! Unknown

You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights. I mean come on, there’s nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe. Midnight In 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

Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. Maybe it was something I’d forgotten or something I’ve been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me. Paris Je T’Aime

Paris is so very beautiful that it satisfies something in you that is always hungry in America. Ernest Hemingway

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

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In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines 74 lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline

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

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

Coming [to Paris] has been a wonderful experience, surprising in many respects, one of them being to find how much of an American I am. Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Keep calm and go to Paris. Unknown

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