Famous Quotes

France, and the…

johnny-deppFrance, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster! – Johnny Depp

What do you think about this quote by Johnny Depp?  Are you surprised?  For many French people, the USA is a dream.  They see tall buildings, flashing lights, beautiful women, big cars…  But what is the problem??

For me, since I’ve come to France I have also had the same impression as Johnny.  In the U.S. life is all about working hard, making money, and then spending it…on any and everything.  Why?  Because what else is there.  So you have a vicious circle of working, spending, working to spend more, working to pay your debt….

So we never take a minute just to slow down.  To look around and be thankful for what we have.  We never spend hours around a table having a good meal in good company.  We eat standing up or even driving, and multi-task constantly.

Month-long holidays are something that exist only for school children.  We have other things to waste our money on…

So although every country has its flaws, I think Johnny is right.  The French know how to live.  And eat!!!!