« I have two love, my country and Paris »

Joséphine Baker in one of her famous song declares her love to the city. The city of light had a great influence over many artists, french and foreigners: painters, authors, poet, actors, musician…

Here is a uncomplete list of the most memorable quotes:

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

“Every man has two countries, his own and France.”  Thomas Jefferson

“There is Paramount Paris and Metro Paris and of course the real Paris. Paramount’s is the most Parisian of all. » Ernest Lubitsch

“For in Paris, whenever God puts a pretty woman there (the streets), the Devil, in reply, immediately puts a fool to keep her.” Jules Barbey d’Aurevevilly

“Paris is like a whore. From a distance she seems ravishing, you can’t wait until you have her in your arms. And five minutes later you feel empty, disgusted with yourself. You feel tricked.” Henry Miller

“ We’ll always have Paris “ Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart

“ To err is human. To loaf is Parisian. “ Victor Hugo in les Misérables

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

“Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.” John Berger

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

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina