Quotes by Bernard Pivot

Bernard Pivot

French journalist and interviewer

Alive from: 1935-

Category: Media

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    All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words.
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    People who do not speak our language very well do complain of feeling rebuffed by French people, who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.
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    The more English is heard in the world, the more gratifying it seems to speak French, and above all to know the culture of our country. They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture.
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    They place great stress on the clarity of our language for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
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    This programme would only really make sense and work properly if it was also broadcast on France's international television channel TV5. So I ended up with a double production, on France 2 and TV5.
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    You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated, more intelligent world, more highly civilised too, with rules.
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