French People Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking French People Quotes from Emmanuel Macron, Carla Bruni, Ingrid Betancourt, Bruno Dumont, Francois Hollande. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Our mission… it will be difficult, it will take time, it will be demanding for all men and women… will be to act in such a way that French people of the Muslim faith are always more proud of being French than of being Muslim.
Emmanuel Macron
I must represent France, and I want to be elegant, and I want the French people to be proud of me, you know.
Carla Bruni
I want to tell President Sarkozy – and through him, all the French people – that they were our support, our light.
Ingrid Betancourt
I’m not Catholic. I don’t believe in God. But at the same time, I’m obsessed by the sacred, by spirituality. The question of redemption has been present well before Christianity, but as French people are a bit stupid, they see all that in religious terms.
Bruno Dumont
I want the French people to respect values that allow each individual to practice his or her faith, but in the frame of our common rules of secularism.
Francois Hollande
There is a painful joke that Europeans often tell of their Gallic neighbors: God created France, the most beautiful country in the world with so much good in it, and ended up feeling guilty about it. He had to do something to make it fair. And so, he created the French people.
Janine di Giovanni
The French people need to have all the facts so they can choose. And I won’t be running away from it or hiding from it.
Nicolas Sarkozy
You couldn’t buy any English authors or anything that came from America, like jeans. It was impossible. So we had to do our own clothes if we had weird ideas like wearing long scarves like the French people did. You had to knit them yourself.
Astrid Kirchherr
I think that in France, we should do like the French people.
Marine Le Pen
I grew up in the Middle East. My folks have a very thick, kind of Oklahoma accent; that’s where I was born. But we moved to the Middle East right after I was born, so I guess we were surrounded by English people and French people.
Lee Pace
French people should be prioritised; clandestine immigrants get 100 per cent refund on healthcare while two-thirds of French people can’t afford medical help. Charity begins at home.
Marion Marechal-Le Pen
It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Napoleon Bonaparte
A revolution in itself is not a blessing. The revolution accomplished by the French people is, indeed, a wonderful event – the most striking, in my opinion, in history; but it may lead to events which will make it a mighty evil.
John C. Calhoun
French women have been made beautiful by the French people – they’re very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they’re very confident of their sexuality. French society’s made them like that.
Charlotte Rampling
In Paris, AIDS was dismissed as an American phobia until French people started dying; then everyone said, ‘Well, you have to die some way or another.’ If Americans were hysterical and pragmatic, the French were fatalistic: depressed but determined to keep the party going.
Edmund White
It’s very important to say that French doesn’t belong to France and to French people. Now you have very wonderful poets and writers in French who are not French or Algerian – who are from Senegal, from Haiti, from Canada, a lot of parts of the world.
Leila Slimani
In my town, and especially in my area, there were people from everywhere: Algerians, Senegalese, French people, Asians, all kinds of immigrants and natives, and everyone circulated.
Tahar Rahim
Antiwhite racism is developing in sections of our cities where individuals – some of whom have French nationality – contemptuously designate French people as gaulois on the pretext they don’t share the same religion, color or origins.
Jean-Francois Cope
I’m ready to become a French person amongst French people, and more than ever I have the love for my country deeply ingrained in my heart.
Nicolas Sarkozy
Most people know Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Histoire de Melody Nelson’ album, but what’s interesting is that in the early ’90s, he actually went into a dark, weird phase that French people don’t really like. They consider his music from that time weak. But for me, it’s the best.
Christine and the Queens
Only the French people say French food is the finest cuisine in the world. If you ask anyone else, they will tell you the best food in the world is Italian.
Gino D’Acampo
If I can recover the sovereignty, I think Europe will change completely. It will change radically. And if I cannot the sovereignty back, then I will ask the French people to leave the E.U.
Marine Le Pen
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.
Bernard Pivot
French people are strange about America, I think.
Michel Hazanavicius
I just love France, I love French people, I love the French language, I love French food. I love their mentality. I just feel like it’s me. I’m very French.
Olga Kurylenko
French people don’t breastfeed. And I did it. My mum freaked out. She didn’t get it at all. French royalty thought it wasn’t chic to breastfeed their kids, so they would send them to a wet nurse. It’s looked down on.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
There are some pundits with whom I will settle my differences… they want to sell a lie to the French people that Evra is disliked. But that is not the case at all.
Patrice Evra
These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people.
Jacques Chirac
I do not have the slightest bit of racism in me. I do not judge people with regards to the colour of their skin, their origin, or their religion. I defend them all, because I defend French people. And, of course, I defend the interests of France, the interests of French people.
Marine Le Pen
The first obligation is to the French people and establish solidarity among our own citizens.
Marine Le Pen
It is very clear in my mind that the French people elected Emmanuel, and they haven’t elected me, although they knew, of course, that we were a couple.
Brigitte Macron
I am and will remain a tax resident in France and in this regard I will, like all French people, fulfill my fiscal obligations.
Bernard Arnault
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Zinedine Zidane