French Quote Authors


AuthorProfessionQuotesYear
Abbe Pierre Clergyman 14 1912 - 2007
Agnes Varda Director 3 1928 -
Alain Badiou Philosopher 4 1937 -
Alain Delon Actor 4 1935 -
Alain Prost Celebrity 29 1955 -
Alain Resnais Director 12 1922 -
Alain Robert Athlete 5 1962 -
Albert Camus Philosopher 90 1913 - 1960
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Revolutionary 1 1807 - 1874
Alexandre Dumas Dramatist 18 1802 - 1870
Alexandre Ledru-Rollin Politician 1 1807 - 1874
Alexis Carrel Scientist 20 1873 - 1944
Alexis de Tocqueville Historian 38 1805 - 1859
Alfred de Musset Writer 11 1810 - 1857
Alfred de Vigny Poet 22 1797 - 1863
Alfred Jarry Writer 7 1873 - 1907
Alfred Loisy Clergyman 2 1857 - 1940
Alphonse Allais Writer 2 1854 - 1905
Alphonse de Lamartine Poet 17 1790 - 1869
Alphonse Karr Critic 13 1808 - 1890
Amanda Lear Musician 4 1946 -
Amelie Mauresmo Athlete 14 1979 -
Anatole France Novelist 48 1844 - 1924
Andre Boucourechliev Composer 2 1925 - 1997
Andre Breton Poet 16 1896 - 1966
Andre Gide Novelist 41 1869 - 1951
Andre Malraux Author 19 1901 - 1976
Andre Maurois Writer 31 1885 - 1967
Andre Weil Mathematician 5 1906 - 1998
Andreas Capellanus Writer 3  
Anne Parillaud Actress 9 1960 -
Anouk Aimee Actress 3 1932 -
Antoine de Saint-Exupery Novelist 40 1900 - 1944
Antoine Lavoisier Scientist 7 1743 - 1794
Antoine Rivarol Journalist 14  
Antonin Artaud Dramatist 13 1896 - 1948
Aristide Briand Statesman 5 1862 - 1932
Arsene Wenger Coach 18 1949 -
Arthur Rimbaud Poet 14 1854 - 1891
Audrey Tautou Actress 7 1978 -
Auguste Comte Sociologist 3 1798 - 1857
Auguste Lumiere Director 1 1864 - 1948
Auguste Rodin Sculptor 16 1840 - 1917
Balthus Artist 10 1908 - 2001
Barbet Schroeder Director 8 1941 -
Baron de Montesquieu Philosopher 2 1689 - 1755
Beatrice Dalle Actress 5 1964 -
Benoit Mandelbrot Mathematician 18 1924 - 2010
Bernard Hinault Athlete 11 1954 -
Bernard Loiseau Celebrity 1 1951 - 2003
Bernard Palissy Inventor 1  
Bernard Pivot Journalist 10 1935 -
Blaise Pascal Philosopher 94 1623 - 1662
Boris Vian Writer 6 1920 - 1959
Brigitte Bardot Actress 41 1934 -
Brigitte Boisselier Celebrity 5  
Camille Claudel Sculptor 26 1864 - 1943
Camille Pissarro Artist 16 1830 - 1903
Cardinal De Retz Clergyman 3  
Cardinal Richelieu Clergyman 6 1585 - 1642
Catherine Deneuve Actress 59 1943 -
Charles Baudelaire Poet 78 1821 - 1867
Charles de Gaulle Leader 52 1890 - 1970
Charles de Montesquieu Philosopher 34 1689 - 1755
Charles de Secondat Philosopher 33 1689 - 1755
Charles Fourier Philosopher 1 1772 - 1837
Charles Hermite Mathematician 3 1822 - 1901
Charles Jules Henry Nicolle Scientist 13 1866 - 1936
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Diplomat 20 1754 - 1838
Charles Munch Musician 3 1891 - 1968
Charles Peguy Philosopher 9 1873 - 1914
Charles Perrault Author 12 1628 - 1703
Charlotte Gainsbourg Actress 28 1971 -
Charlotte Rampling Actress 16 1946 -
Christian Audigier Designer 2  
Christian Dior Designer 5 1905 - 1957
Christian Lacroix Designer 13 1951 -
Claude Adrien Helvetius Philosopher 5 1715 - 1771
Claude Bernard Psychologist 13 1813 - 1878
Claude Chabrol Director 16 1930 -
Claude Debussy Composer 19 1862 - 1918
Claude Levi-Strauss Scientist 9 1908 -
Claude Monet Artist 7 1840 - 1926
Claude Vorilhon Celebrity 6 1946 -
Claudette Colbert Actress 9 1903 - 1996
Coco Chanel Designer 36 1883 - 1971
Comte de Lautreamont Poet 4 1846 - 1870
Cyrano de Bergerac Playwright 5 1619 - 1655
Darius Milhaud Composer 1 1892 - 1974
David Ginola Athlete 21 1967 -
Delphine de Girardin Novelist 7 1804 - 1855
Denis Diderot Editor 46 1713 - 1784
Dominique de Villepin Diplomat 3 1953 -
Dominique Wilkins Athlete 6 1960 -
Eddie Barclay Musician 1 1921 - 2005
Edgar Degas Artist 11 1834 - 1917
Edgar Quinet Historian 7 1803 - 1875
Edith Piaf Musician 18 1915 - 1963
Edmond About Novelist 5 1828 - 1885
Edmond De Goncourt Writer 16 1822 - 1896
Edmond Rostand Poet 5 1868 - 1918
Edouard Manet Artist 12 1832 - 1883
Eliphas Levi Author 2 1810 - 1875
Elliott Erwitt Photographer 3 1928 -
Emile Durkheim Sociologist 4 1858 - 1917
Emile Zola Novelist 13 1840 - 1902
Emmanuelle Beart Actress 2 1965 -
Eric Cantona Athlete 24 1966 -
Erik Satie Composer 2 1866 - 1925
Ernest Dimnet Clergyman 12  
Ernest Gellner Philosopher 1 1925 - 1995
Ernest Hello Critic 3  
Ernest Renan Philosopher 20 1823 - 1892
Eugene Delacroix Artist 8 1798 - 1863
Eugene Ionesco Dramatist 19 1912 - 1994
Eugene Sue Novelist 1 1804 - 1857
Eva Green Actress 19 1980 -
Ferdinand Foch Soldier 9 1851 - 1929
Fernand Braudel Historian 2 1902 - 1985
Fernand Leger Artist 5 1881 - 1955
Francis Picabia Artist 18 1878 - 1953
Francois de La Rochefoucauld Writer 173 1613 - 1680
Francois de Malherbe Poet 1  
Francois Fenelon Clergyman 13  
Francois Gautier Writer 6  
Francois Guizot Historian 1 1787 - 1874
Francois Jacob Scientist 4 1920 -
Francois Mauriac Novelist 6 1885 - 1970
Francois Mitterrand Statesman 2 1916 - 1996
Francois Rabelais Clergyman 35  
Francois Truffaut Director 14 1932 - 1984
Francoise Sagan Playwright 11 1935 - 2004
Frantz Fanon Psychologist 7 1925 - 1961
Frederic Bastiat Economist 8 1801 - 1850
Gabriel Marcel Philosopher 11 1889 - 1973
Gaston Bachelard Philosopher 19 1884 - 1962
George Sand Novelist 28 1804 - 1876
Georges Bataille Writer 14 1897 - 1962
Georges Bernanos Author 17 1888 - 1948
Georges Bidault Politician 1 1899 - 1983
Georges Bizet Composer 4 1838 - 1875
Georges Braque Artist 7 1882 - 1963
Georges Carpentier Athlete 2 1894 - 1975
Georges Clemenceau Leader 15 1841 - 1929
Georges Courteline Dramatist 2 1858 - 1929
Georges Cuvier Scientist 2 1769 - 1832
Georges Duhamel Novelist 10 1884 - 1966
Georges Jacques Danton Revolutionary 7 1759 - 1794
Georges Pompidou Statesman 3 1911 - 1974
Georges Rouault Artist 10 1871 - 1958
Georges Sorel Philosopher 1 1847 - 1922
Gerard De Nerval Novelist 7 1808 - 1855
Gerard Debreu Mathematician 4 1921 - 2004
Gerard Depardieu Actor 7 1948 -
Gilles Deleuze Philosopher 1 1925 - 1995
Greg Akcelrod Actor 5 1982 -
Guillaume Apollinaire Novelist 11 1880 - 1918
Gustave Courbet Artist 10 1819 - 1877
Gustave Flaubert Novelist 58 1821 - 1880
Gustave Moreau Artist 4 1826 - 1898
Guy de Maupassant Writer 6 1850 - 1893
Guy Debord Writer 7 1931 - 1994
Guy Forget Athlete 19 1965 -
Hector Berlioz Composer 5 1803 - 1869
Henri Barbusse Novelist 3 1873 - 1935
Henri Bergson Philosopher 32 1859 - 1941
Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer 16 1908 - 2004
Henri de Lubac Clergyman 1 1896 - 1991
Henri Matisse Artist 33 1869 - 1954
Henri Poincare Mathematician 34 1854 - 1912
Henri Rousseau Artist 4 1844 - 1910
Herve Villechaize Actor 6 1943 - 1993
Hippolyte Taine Critic 2 1828 - 1893
Honore de Balzac Novelist 84 1799 - 1850
Isabelle Adjani Actress 30 1955 -
Isabelle Huppert Actress 25 1955 -
Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont Author 7 1846 - 1870
Jacques Chirac Statesman 14 1932 -
Jacques Delille Poet 2 1738 - 1813
Jacques Delors Economist 26 1925 -
Jacques Derrida Philosopher 27 1930 - 2004
Jacques Ellul Philosopher 12 1912 - 1994
Jacques Lacan Psychologist 19 1901 - 1981
Jacques Maritain Philosopher 10 1882 - 1973
Jacques Marquette Clergyman 1 1637 - 1675
Jacques Prevert Poet 5 1900 - 1977
Jacques Rivette Director 10 1928 -
Jacques Verges Lawyer 10 1925 -
Jacques Yves Cousteau Explorer 29 1910 - 1997
Jacques-Henri Lartigue Photographer 3 1894 - 1986
James Goldsmith Businessman 4 1933 - 1997
Jean Alesi Celebrity 24 1964 -
Jean Anouilh Playwright 32 1910 - 1987
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Lawyer 21 1755 - 1826
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Poet 1 1792 - 1870
Jean Baudrillard Sociologist 32 1929 - 2007
Jean Cocteau Director 52 1889 - 1963
Jean de Brunhoff Writer 1 1899 - 1937
Jean de la Bruyere Philosopher 59  
Jean de La Fontaine Poet 40 1621 - 1695
Jean Dubuffet Artist 2 1901 - 1985
Jean Dujardin Actor 20 1972 -
Jean Froissart Historian 2  
Jean Gabin Actor 2 1904 - 1976
Jean Genet Dramatist 18 1910 - 1986
Jean Giraudoux Dramatist 23 1882 - 1944
Jean Guitton Philosopher 2 1901 - 1999
Jean Henri Fabre Author 5 1823 - 1915
Jean Monnet Politician 1 1703 - 1979
Jean Moulin Activist 3 1899 - 1943
Jean Philippe Rameau Composer 3 1683 - 1764
Jean Racine Dramatist 30 1639 - 1699
Jean Reno Actor 3 1948 -
Jean Renoir Director 3 1894 - 1979
Jean Rostand Scientist 45 1894 - 1977
Jean-Francois Lyotard Philosopher 15 1924 - 1998
Jean-Jacques Annaud Director 19 1943 -
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Philosopher 56 1712 - 1778
Jean-Louis Trintignant Actor 3 1930 -
Jean-Luc Godard Director 14 1930 -
Jean-Marie Le Pen Politician 28 1928 -
Jean-Paul Sartre Philosopher 59 1905 - 1980
Jean-Pierre Raffarin Politician 29 1948 -
Jeanne Calment Celebrity 22 1875 - 1997
Jeanne Moreau Actress 40 1928 -
Joachim du Bellay Poet 3  
Joan of Arc Celebrity 13  
John Calvin Theologian 21 1509 - 1564
Joseph de Maistre Diplomat 16 1753 - 1821
Joseph Joubert Writer 36 1754 - 1824
Joseph Roux Clergyman 19  
Josephine Baker Dancer 5 1906 - 1975
Jules Michelet Historian 2 1798 - 1874
Jules Renard Dramatist 34 1864 - 1910
Jules Romains Author 3 1885 - 1972
Jules Verne Author 9 1828 - 1905
Julie Delpy Actress 6 1969 -
Julien Benda Philosopher 7 1867 - 1956
Juliette Binoche Actress 33 1964 -
Just Fontaine Athlete 8 1933 -
Laetitia Casta Model 2 1978 -
Laurent Fabius Statesman 14 1946 -
Laurent Jalabert Athlete 7 1968 -
Leon Blum Politician 3 1872 - 1950
Leon Foucault Inventor 2 1819 - 1868
Leon Gambetta Politician 1 1838 - 1882
Leon Jouhaux Leader 15 1879 - 1954
Leslie Caron Actress 26 1931 -
Lionel Jospin Statesman 7 1937 -
Louis Adolphe Thiers Statesman 2 1797 - 1877
Louis Aragon Poet 9 1897 - 1982
Louis Blanc Politician 1 1811 - 1882
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre Artist 1 1787 - 1851
Louis Malle Director 4 1932 - 1995
Louis Pasteur Scientist 13 1822 - 1895
Louis XI Royalty 1 1423 - 1483
Louis XIV Royalty 12 1638 - 1715
Louis XVIII Royalty 2 1755 - 1824
Louis-Ferdinand Celine Writer 11 1894 - 1961
Luc Besson Director 1 1959 -
Luc de Clapiers Writer 27 1715 - 1747
Luc Ferrari Composer 14 1929 - 2005
Luc Montagnier Scientist 23 1932 -
Ludovic Halevy Author 2 1834 - 1908
Madame de Sevigne Writer 1 1626 - 1696
Madame de Stael Writer 25 1766 - 1817
Malcolm De Chazal Writer 17  
Marc Bloch Historian 5 1886 - 1944
Marc Chagall Artist 11 1887 - 1985
Marcel Achard Playwright 5 1899 - 1974
Marcel Carne Director 14 1906 - 1996
Marcel Duchamp Artist 7 1887 - 1968
Marcel Marceau Actor 9 1923 - 2007
Marcel Pagnol Dramatist 5 1895 - 1974
Marcel Proust Author 48 1871 - 1922
Marguerite de Valois Royalty 6 1553 - 1615
Marguerite Duras Novelist 16 1914 - 1996
Marie de France Poet 15  
Marie Louise Royalty 2 1791 - 1847
Marie Trintignant Actress 2 1962 - 2003
Marion Cotillard Actress 7  
Marquis de Condorcet Philosopher 2 1743 - 1794
Marquis De Custine Author 4  
Marquis de Sade Novelist 37 1740 - 1814
Mathieu Kassovitz Director 9 1967 -
Maurice Barres Politician 1 1862 - 1923
Maurice Chevalier Actor 11 1888 - 1972
Maurice de Vlaminck Artist 3 1876 - 1958
Maurice Denis Artist 4 1870 - 1943
Maurice Jarre Composer 12 1924 -
Maurice Ravel Composer 10 1875 - 1937
Max Jacob Poet 3 1876 - 1944
Maximilien Robespierre Leader 11 1758 - 1794
Michael Vartan Actor 5 1968 -
Michel de Montaigne Philosopher 84 1533 - 1592
Michel Foucault Historian 11 1926 - 1984
Michel Hazanavicius Director 20 1967 -
Michel Legrand Composer 5 1932 -
Mireille Mathieu Musician 6 1946 -
Moliere Playwright 46 1622 - 1673
Nadia Boulanger Musician 7 1887 - 1979
Napoleon Bonaparte Leader 83 1769 - 1821
Nicolas Boileau Poet 2 1636 - 1711
Nicolas Chamfort Writer 34 1741 - 1794
Nicolas Malebranche Philosopher 17 1638 - 1715
Ninon de L'Enclos Author 8  
Ninon de Lenclos Celebrity 5 1620 - 1705
Octave Mirbeau Writer 3 1848 - 1917
Olivier Martinez Actor 31 1966 -
Olivier Messiaen Composer 4 1908 - 1992
Olivier Sarkozy Businessman 1  
Patrice Leconte Director 22 1947 -
Paul Cezanne Artist 44 1839 - 1906
Paul Claudel Dramatist 3 1868 - 1955
Paul Eluard Poet 3 1895 - 1952
Paul Gauguin Artist 15 1848 - 1903
Paul Ricoeur Philosopher 27 1913 - 2005
Paul Signac Artist 2 1863 - 1935
Paul Valery Poet 41 1871 - 1945
Paul Verlaine Poet 3 1844 - 1896
Paul Virilio Writer 5  
Peter Abelard Philosopher 2  
Peter Lombard Theologian 3  
Philippe Perrin Astronaut 21 1963 -
Philippe Sollers Writer 1 1936 -
Pierre Bayle Philosopher 8 1647 - 1706
Pierre Beaumarchais Inventor 9 1732 - 1799
Pierre Bonnard Artist 11 1867 - 1947
Pierre Cardin Designer 6 1922 -
Pierre Charron Philosopher 5  
Pierre Corneille Dramatist 66 1606 - 1684
Pierre Curie Scientist 3 1859 - 1906
Pierre de Coubertin Leader 30 1863 - 1937
Pierre de Fermat Lawyer 6 1601 - 1655
Pierre Jean de Beranger Musician 3 1780 - 1857
Pierre Laplace Mathematician 1 1749 - 1827
Pierre Laval Politician 11 1883 - 1945
Pierre Loti Writer 22 1850 - 1923
Pierre Schaeffer Composer 17 1910 - 1995
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Philosopher 17 1881 - 1955
Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud Statesman 1 1753 - 1793
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Economist 7 1809 - 1865
Raoul Dufy Artist 4 1877 - 1953
Raymond Aron Philosopher 2 1905 - 1983
Raymond Queneau Poet 19 1903 - 1976
Remy de Gourmont Novelist 20 1858 - 1915
Rene Cassin Judge 15 1887 - 1976
Rene Coty Statesman 1 1882 - 1962
Rene Daumal Writer 4 1908 - 1944
Rene Descartes Mathematician 29 1596 - 1650
Rene Dubos Scientist 3 1901 - 1982
Robert Baldwin Ross Celebrity 3 1869 - 1918
Robert Bresson Director 9 1907 - 1999
Robert Delaunay Artist 27 1885 - 1941
Robert Doisneau Photographer 4 1912 - 1994
Roger de Rabutin Writer 2 1618 - 1693
Roger Peyrefitte Diplomat 1 1907 - 2000
Roland Barthes Critic 20 1915 - 1980
Romain Rolland Novelist 7 1866 - 1944
Sacha Guitry Director 11 1885 - 1957
Samuel de Champlain Explorer 2 1567 - 1635
Sarah Bernhardt Actress 21 1845 - 1923
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Novelist 36 1873 - 1954
Simeon Poisson Mathematician 1 1781 - 1840
Simone de Beauvoir Writer 30 1908 - 1986
Simone Veil Lawyer 3 1927 -
Simone Weil Philosopher 66 1909 - 1943
Sophie Marceau Actress 20 1966 -
Stendhal Writer 39 1783 - 1842
Stephane Mallarme Poet 7  
Tahar Ben Jelloun Poet 40 1944 -
Theodore Gericault Artist 2 1791 - 1824
Theophile Gautier Poet 19 1811 - 1872
Thierry Henry Athlete 18 1977 -
Thomas Couture Artist 2 1815 - 1879
Tristan Bernard Playwright 2 1866 - 1947
Tristan Tzara Artist 3 1896 - 1963
V. Cousin Philosopher 1 1792 - 1867
Vanessa Paradis Musician 2 1972 -
Victor Cousin Philosopher 5 1792 - 1867
Victor Hugo Author 132 1802 - 1885
Vincent Voiture Poet 1 1597 - 1648
Voltaire Writer 131 1694 - 1778
Yann Arthus-Bertrand Photographer 2 1946 -
Yannick Noah Athlete 19 1960 -
Yves Klein Artist 2 1928 - 1962
Yves Saint Laurent Designer 10 1936 - 2008
Yves Tanguy Artist 4 1900 - 1955
Zinedine Zidane Athlete 22 1972 -

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