25+ quotes from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

Quotes from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

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“Enjoy the face you have today. It's the one you'll wish you have ten years from now.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Take the time to listen and to get to know yourself. Take the time to change, to grow, to rest. Take the time to say yes, take the time to say no. Take the time to be quiet. Take the time to look after your body, to eat well. Take the time to ask yourself who you are and what you want.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“She doesn't have a ring on each finger, or a big diamond on each ring.
She doesn't wear a gold watch that costs as much as a fancy car.
In fact, she doesn't own a fancy car.
She doesn't carry an enormous designer bag.
But she might have a newspaper under her arm.
She might mention Sartre or Foucault in a conversation.
It's her personality that sparkles and nothing else: the signs of intellectual wealth.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“TAKE THE TIME to talk to the elderly lady next door, to read a book, to walk to work instead of riding the subway when it’s a beautiful day. Take the time to escape for a weekend with friends. Take the time to listen and to get to know yourself. Take the time to change, to grow, to rest. Take the time to say yes, take the time to say no. Take the time to be quiet. Take the time to look after your body, to eat well. Take the time to ask yourself who you are and what you want.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Take the time to take time because nobody else will do it for you.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“A story should have a beginning, a middle and and an end, but not necessarily in that order”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“In the street, at a café, on the bus, a person’s face can tell a story, like a crystal ball that reveals the past. Happy or long-lost loves, births, hopes and victories, successes interwoven with twists of fate.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“She’s Parisian, which is to say she’s melancholy. Her mood responds to the changing colours of her city. She can feel a sudden surge of sorrow or even hope for no reason at all. In the blink of an eye, all those lost memories and smells come flooding back, reminding her of loved ones who are no longer there. And time passing by.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“In short, you’re not a slave to the cult of the perfect body – so learn to make the best of what nature gave you.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“MANTRA: “My demand as a woman is that my difference be taken into account and that I not be forced to adapt to the male model.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“She is incredibly faithful, just not to the same man”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“WHAT YOU WON’T FIND IN HER CLOSET * Three-inch heels. Why live life halfway? * Logos. You are not a billboard. * Nylon, polyester, viscose and vinyl will make you sweaty, smelly and shiny. * Sweatpants. No man should ever see you in those. Except your gym teacher – and even then. Leggings are tolerated. * Blingy jeans with embroidery and holes in them. They belong to Bollywood. * UGG boots. Enough said.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Not that she wanted to have sex with him, necessarily. Only that she was happy to acknowledge, on this late-summer evening, that he was a man and she a woman, and if he found her attractive, that was all right with her.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“She always wears her sunglasses, even when it rains.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Yes, she'll admit that her charm is somewhat artificial. Et alors?”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Não é porque temos só uma vida que precisamos ter medo de estragá-la.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Acredite na sorte, agarre a felicidade e encare os riscos. Com o tempo, eles se acostumarão com você.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Quando trabalhamos para agradar os outros, não é possível ter sucesso, mas quando fazemos as coisas para satisfazer a nós mesmos, podemos acabar atraindo o interesse de alguém.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Wear a black bra under your white blouse, like two notes on a sheet of music.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Go to the theater, to museums, and to concerts as often as possible; it gives you a healthy glow.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“— Então me diz qual a diferença entre a esquerda e a direita. — É muito simples! Para a direita, se o indivíduo está bem, a sociedade está bem. Enquanto que, para a esquerda, se a sociedade está bem, o indivíduo está bem.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Arrume tempo para ter tempo, porque ninguém vai fazer isso por você.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“Somos todos heróis incompreendidos, superando obstáculos arriscados sem nunca receber uma medalha por isso.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“... [T]he letters of the alphabet (two Cs, a large D; the combination of Y, S, and L) belong on an ophthalmologist's chart. For the Parisienne, luxury should never be spelled out.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


“The signature item is an attitude. It is the gun in your holster that makes you feel well dressed and invincible.”
― quote from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits


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