Monday Lifelines

From “Foolish Words, The most stupid words ever spoken” by Laura Ward.
About politics…

The only way the French are going in is if we tell them we found truffles in Iraq.
Dennis Miller, on France’s refusal to back the US-led invasion of Iraq, 2003.

The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for “entrepreneur”.
George W. Bush’s aside to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a conference attended by French President Jacques Chirac; the discussion was economics and, in particular, the decline of the French economy.

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
Charles de Gaulle, former French President.

I do not like this word bomb. It is not a bomb. It is a device which is exploding.
Jacques Le Blanc, French Ambassador to New Zealand describing France’s nuclear testing in 1995.

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