France Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about france
“The two main criminals are France and the United States. They owe Haiti enormous reparations because of actions going back hundreds of years. If we could ever get to the stage where somebody could say, ‘We’re sorry we did it,’ that would be nice.”
“But if that just assuages guilt, it’s just another crime. To become minimally civilized, we would have to say, ‘We carried out and benefited from vicious crimes. A large part of the wealth of France comes from the crimes we committed against Haiti, and the United States gained as well.”
“As in a great many poor homes, our kitchen was also the bedroom. Near the fireplace were all the things for the meals _the table, the pots and pans, and the sideboard; at the other end was the bedroom.”
“Remi’s life includes a number of surprising twists and turns, leading to a climax and a very happy conclusion when he is reunited with his family.”
“My village, or, to be more exact, the village where I was brought up, for I did not have a village of my own, no birthplace, any more than I had a father or mother _the village where I spent my childhood was called Chavanon: it is one of the poorest in France.”
“The cat from France liked to sing and dance.”
“Look at all these clever cats, cats from Spain, Brazil and France, cats from Greece, Japan and Norway, cats who sing and fly and dance...”
“Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang’s going to take us right across the English Channel to France.”
A young girl like Linnea is allowed to travel to France without her family and even share a hotel room with an elderly gentleman who is not of her immediate family.
The accompanying illustrations, they are bright, descriptive and totally capture not only Linnea’s joy and and delightfully bubbly personality, they also present a glowing visual homage to France and to Monet’s garden in Giverny.
There was every reason for Margaret Pargeter, just seventeen, to be happy that unlucky day in the summer of 1801. The war with France seemed far away and even her uneasy fears for her bookseller father.
“A group of ten kids in Paris shares the joy of riding downhill on a toy they call the horse. And then some sketchy men steal the horse. ”
“The pink hue of dawn had turned to turquoise when Mahoney turned for home at the end of the dawn patrol. One machine of his Flight was lagging back, and for the hundredth time he turned and waved for it to close up, smiling as he did so.”
“It describes the “war” between two gangs from rival villages, Longeverne and Velrans, in the countryside of Franche-Comté.”
“As tenaciously as the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, the boys of the villages of Longevernes and Velrans perpetuate a vendetta of hundreds of years.”
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