20 Best Quotations About Paris


A collection of inspiring quotations about the magical, resilient city of 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, A Moveable Feast


“Paris is not a city, it’s a world.” -King Francis I of France


“Paris is always a good idea.” -Audrey Hepbun, Sabrina


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


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


“I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.”
-John F. Kennedy introducing himself in France


“An an artist, Paris is your only home in Europe.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


“I love Paris when it sizzles.” -Cole Porter


“There is an atmosphere of spiritual effort here. No other city is quite like it. I wake early, often at 5 o’clock, and start writing at once.” -James Joyce


“Good talkers are only found in Paris.” -Francois Villon


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


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


“When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.” -Prince Metternich


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


“…the whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature and Music…it is worth anyone’s while to dally here for years. Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in Everything.” -James Thurber


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


“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


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


“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


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

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6 Fun Facts About…Lady Clementine Spencer-Churchill


Though she is best known as the wife of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Clementine Churchill (1885-1977) was a force of nature all her own. Offering her husband unwavering support and guidance throughout his many years in office, Clementine was a woman of great style, patience, and wisdom. Read on for interesting tidbits about England’s widely admired Baroness. (Above: Clementine in 1915)

#1 – Clementine Ogilvy Hozier was born in 1885 to a prominent, but financially starved English family. Miss Hozier studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and upon returning to England, taught French lessons to supplement her family’s income. (Above: Clementine by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne, 1934)


#2 – After a whirlwind romance, Churchill proposed to Miss Hozier at his birthplace, Blenheim Palace. Located in Oxfordshire, the sprawling country estate consumes 2,000 acres and boast 187 rooms. Miss Hozier said “yes” and the couple were married a month later at St. Margaret’s Westminster before 1,000 guests. (Above: a recent shot of Blenheim Palace)


#3 – During a trip to New York in 1931, Sir Winston Churchill attempted to cross Fifth Avenue without looking both ways and was hit by a taxi. Lady Spencer-Churchill invited the distraught taxi driver to tea. (Above: Clementine with Winston)

#4 – A celebrated hostess, Clementine entertained an endless stream of noteworthy dinner guests at the Churchills’ city and country homes. Among them were Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, and Lawrence of Arabia. (Above: Clementine by Cecil Beaton, 1940)


#5 – Lady Spencer-Churchill was exceptionally close with her five children, sadly outliving three of them. Her daughter Marigold died of pneumonia in 1921, her daughter Diana committed suicide in 1963, and her son Randolph died of a heart attack in 1968. (Above: Clementine in St. Mortiz, Switzerland in 1937)


#6 – The Churchill’s 57-year marriage was one for the history books and included volumes of written correspondence. In them, Clementine playfully referred to herself as “cat” and Winston to himself as “pug.” (Above: Winston and Clementine on the sea)

Curious to learn more about Baroness Spencer-Churchill of Chartwell…? May we suggest Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage, or Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills.

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