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“They weren't tears of sadness or even tears of joy. I was just overflowing. Like so many things since I'd been here, I didn't yet understand it, but I felt it.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“For the record, I'm not an indecisive person, and I'm not a coward. I just have a very detailed imaginary life, and it sometimes takes precedence over what's actually happening around me.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“No better way to avoid making a decision than burying yourself in a big fat book.” (p. 105).”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“I'm not the girl who swings from the chandeliers and screws men because she can, fixing her lipstick in the rear view mirror of a cab hailed at dawn. I'm the girl you call Wednesday for Saturday. The girl who reads Milton for fun and knows a fish fork when she sees one. A flirt maybe, but in that harmless, nineteenth-century, kiss-my-hand-and-ask-me-to-waltz kind of way. Mostly, I'm a thinker, a worrier. Since I'm a New Yorker, you can take that last bit up a notch. It's not that there's no free spirit in me. But it's a free spirit with a five-year plan.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“Mostly I’m a thinker, a worrier … it’s not that there’s no free spirit in me. But it’s a free spirit with a five-year plan”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“I was living "every girl's" dream. But I had yet to find my own passion, my personal project, the thing that would help make Paris mine.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“People grow, but they don't change.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“If "Sex and the City" taught us anything, it's that Paris is the only city in the world that New Yorkers actually fantasize about.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“He was still open to the magic of this place. I didn't know a lot of people who were open to magic at all.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
tags: life
“In Paris the past is always with you: you look at it, walk over it, sit on it.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“A French portion is half of an American portion, and a French meal takes twice as long to eat. You do the math.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“That's the real reason why French women don't get fat: every day they make "petites" decisions that keep the larger weight loss struggle from ever having to begin.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“It's simple: Women who pick at their food hate sex. Women who suck the meat off of lobster claws, order (and finish) dessert- these are the women who are going to rip your clothes off and come back for seconds.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“A French conversation starter is more subtle. Work is considered boring, money is out of the question, politics comes later (and only in like-minded company). Vacation is a safe bet - it's no exaggeration to say that French people are always going on, returning from, or planning a holiday. But more often than not, social class in France is judged by your relationship to culture.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“My inner control freak had taken the day off... I had descended from the mountain of the perfect, into the valley of the possible, and was now on the happy shaded trail, dappled with sunlight, of the present. It was the most wonderful walk of my life.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
“The woman's face was like a stone tablet, as if the president of the chess club had wandered over to the Goth corner of the schoolyard and asked to touch a tongue piercing.”
Elizabeth Bard, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes


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