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Frances quotes

View Quote What is it about love that makes us so stupid?
View Quote Every day, I watch for the old man with the flowers, and I wonder, was he born here? Did he love someone here? Did he lose someone here? He doesn't seem as curious about me, but that's all right. These days, I'm something of a loner myself.
View Quote I'd like to make an offer on the house. This is what I can pay, minus the work on the place, buckets, nails ... chocolate, and a rental car to drive off a cliff when this all turns out to have been a terrible mistake.
View Quote I still got it! I still got it! I still got it! — Thank God!
View Quote So I was now the owner of a villa whose lands it would take two oxen two days to plow. Owning neither an ox nor a plow, I'd have to take their word for that.
View Quote What are four walls, anyway? They are what they contain. The house protects the dreamer. Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game. It's such a surprise.
View Quote Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come.
View Quote It's market day in Cortona — the piazza is an on-going party — and everyone is invited.
View Quote In Italian, the literal translation of "to give birth" — "dare alla luce" — is: "to give to the light".
View Quote The fact that I'm trying to speak Polish in Italy is one of the many surprises around here.
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