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  • Marilyn French
    Marilyn French
    American radical feminist author 1929-2009
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    ''I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,'' she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
  • Adrian Lyne
    Adrian Lyne
    English film director, writer and producer 1941-
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    And I think you understand a little bit more why she falls for him. In a way, watching the French do anything is a little more fun because their gestures are different. And in that way, they make everything interesting.
  • Bryan Batt
    Bryan Batt
    American actor 1963-
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    As a rule, I try to avoid the French Quarter because of the crowds, especially Bourbon Street. But hey, some people love it. A great, wild, adult thing to see is the costume competition in front of the bar Oz on Bourbon early morning on Fat Tuesday.
  • Alan Jay Lerner
    Alan Jay Lerner
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    Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Being ''contented'' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.
  • Everyone tells me I have a funny accent. It's because I copy people. I learned English at school but have best friends who are French, Australian, English and American; a very weird mix.
  • Adam Michnik
    Adam Michnik
    Polish historian, essayist and dissident 1946-
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    France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
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    German is of stone, limestone, pudding stone, marble, granite even, and so to a considerable degree is English, whereas French is bronze and gives out a metallic resonance with tones that neither German nor English tolerate.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Hollywood movies of the Fifties, like The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, with their epic clash of pagan and Judeo-Christian cultures, tell more about art and society than the French-infatuated ideologues who have made a travesty of the best American higher criticism.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, innuendo, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit, but unlike the French and the English, we have not been much good at wit since the days of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Adrian Lyne
    Adrian Lyne
    English film director, writer and producer 1941-
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    I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so totally different from here, obviously. And the French values are so different from American values.
  • Brooke Burke
    Brooke Burke
    American actress, dancer, model 1971-
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    I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors... It's incredibly romantic.
  • Bernard Law Montgomery
    Bernard Law Montgomery
    British general 1887-1976
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    I have heard some say... that such [homosexual] practices are allowed in France and in other NATO countries. We are not French, and we are not other nationals. We are British, thank God!
    Source: Speech in House of Lords, 24 May 1965
  • Bruce Chatwin
    Bruce Chatwin
    English travel writer, novelist and journalist 1940-1989
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    I learned about Chinese ceramics and African sculptures, I aired my scanty knowledge of the French Impressionists, and I prospered.
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