Paris Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old paris quotes, paris sayings, and paris proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Paris is a wonderful city. I can't say I belong to an especially anglophone community.     

Marilyn Hacker

In Paris, our lives are one masked ball.     

Gaston Leroux

Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris, it is about being reborn there.     

Sacha Guitry

In Paris, you're as far as possible from the land of pleasant smiles.     

Kanye West

To study in Paris is to be born in Paris!     

Victor Hugo

No one has the right to change Paris, the protesters say, and argue that the city is the patrimony of all mankind.     

John Vinocur

When good Americans die, they go to Paris.     

Oscar Wilde

There's something about Paris, people just don't have anything else do there but love each other.     

Louis Garrel

In Paris, I really do like to try and do nothing... but that's impossible.     

Christian Louboutin

If you have ever walked in Paris, you will see that Paris will ever walk in your memoires!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Paris has always seemed ... the only city where you can live and express yourself as you please.     

Natalie Clifford Barney

Another well-known Paris landmark is the Arc de Triomphe, a moving monument to the many brave women and men who have died trying to visit it.     

Dave Barry

You'll have to fall in love at least once in your life, or Paris has failed to rub off on you.     

E. A. Bucchianeri

Paris is a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four fifths of the inhabitants die of grief.     


Good talkers are only found in Paris.     

Francois Villon

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

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

Ernest Hemingway

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.     

G.K. Chesterton

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

Marion Cotillard

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

Rosecrans Baldwin

A breath of Paris preserves the soul.     

Victor Hugo

I fly to Paris and discover how to make love to God.     

Ann Voskamp

Paris was a museum displaying exactly itself.     

Jeffrey Eugenides

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

Willa Cather

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

Ernest Hemingway

With an apple I will astonish Paris.     

Paul Cezanne

Paris is the happiest city in the world tonight. All Paris is dancing in the streets.     

Larry LeSueur

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

Ernest Hemingway

In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.     

Jean Cocteau

People come to Paris, to the capital, to give their lives a sense of belonging, of an almost mythical participation in society.     

Marguerite Duras