20 Fabulous Quotes about Paris

Oh Paris! With so many artists and writers making Paris their home over the years, it’s no surprise there are quite a few fabulous quotes about Paris floating around. Below are some of our favorite quotes about this magical city! Perhaps they will inspire your next trip!


20 Fabulous Quotes about Paris

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

“We’ll always have Paris.” – Howard Koch

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

If “Sex and the City” taught us anything, it’s that Paris is the only city in the world that New Yorkers actually fantasize about. – Elizabeth Bard

“I love Paris when it sizzles” – Ella Fitzgerald


“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” – Thomas Jefferson

“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

“To know Paris is to know a great deal.” – Henry Miller

“The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night.Midnight in Paris

“I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love. And I don’t think that love is here in this expensive suite in this lovely hotel in Paris.” – Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

“You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights. I mean come on, there’s nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.” – Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)

“It’s Paris. You don’t come here for the weather.” – Adrian Leeds


  1. “You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.” – Amy Howard
  2. “Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” – Honoré de Balzac
  3. “Secrets travel fast in Paris.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. “An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history.” – Anne Rice

“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!” – Julia Child

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

What are your favorite quotes about Paris? We’d love to hear in the comments below!

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