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We were only there for five days and during that time Tom was a bit annoyed that the French were more interested in me and my schoolgirl outfit than him and his long scarf.


Lalla Ward


#bit #days #during #five #french

I'm not the first player to have their home Grand Slam and not perform. There have been a few Australians and French players, you name it. It's a tough thing. But it is one of those things. Would I rather have a Grand Slam in my country than not? I would.


Samantha Stosur


#been #country #few #first #french

The amateur is very rare in French literature - as rare as he is common in our own.


Lytton Strachey


#common #french #french literature #literature #our

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.


Lytton Strachey


#contrary #descended #direction #french #french language

When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.


Lytton Strachey


#came #civilization #evolved #existence #french

With a very few exceptions, every word in the French vocabulary comes straight from the Latin.


Lytton Strachey


#every #exceptions #few #french #latin

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment and it seems that the French directors have woken up one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.


Wim Wenders


#backed #criticism #day #directors #entertainment

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.


Manuel Puig


#always #authors #french #german #great

You need mystery. You actually do. I think that's what foreign women, French women in particular, are good at. There's still a sense that you need to keep some of the unknown because that's where the soul resides, or something.


Jason Clarke


#because #foreign #french #french women #good

Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money.


Edwidge Danticat


#america #army #been #big #chunk






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