February 12, 2012

So Quotable: Stephanie Perkins

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"Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amelie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, although I have no idea what the function of either actually is. Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, and a lot of kinds named Louis. I'm not sure what they did either, but I think it has something to do with the French Revolution, which has something to do with Bastille Day. The art museum is called the Louvre and it's shaped like a pyramid and the Mona Lisa lives there along with the status of the woman missing her arms. And there are cafes or bistros or whatever they call them on every street corner. And mimes. The food is supposed to be good, and the people drink a lot of wine and smoke a lot of cigarettes. I've heard they don't like Americans, and they don't like white sneakers."
            Anna Oliphant in Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins  

2 comments:

  1. What a great quote! Love this :) And the picture. So dreamy. I want to go there. So. Much.

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    1. This whole book is adorable - highly recommend it for something sweet & fun if you haven't already read it! And yes, doesn't this picture make you want to run off to Paris right this minute? If only I had the time and money to do so...

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