Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.
Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.
In America, you look at food as bad and guilty. In France, we love food and we enjoy food; food is pleasure.
French women love bread and would never consider a life without carbs.
The real reason French women don't get fat is not genetic, but cultural, and if the French subjected themselves to the American extremes of eating and dieting, the obesity problem in France would be much worse than what has struck America.
I would advocate that chocolate be covered by health insurance, but that is admittedly a very French public policy perspective.
When I grew up in France, I was a normal size. And then I came to the United States and I gained 20 pounds.
Making choices that are meaningful to you is the essence of the French woman's secret.
Being and working in America, it's very important to work hard, work smart and work in a certain way. France and Europe has, with the tradition and culture, it's slow-moving and it's not always good.
Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.
You and I don't have the same genetics, we don't live in the same places, but we can have the same basic attitude - being comfortable in our skin.
Give us being and feeling over having any day.
French women typically think about good things to eat. American women typically worry about bad things to eat.
I cannot live without flowers everywhere. I grew up having a big garden, the size of a city block, in Rombas.
I've never been ambitious.
I find it so unattractive when women wear sneakers with their business suits. I wear a nice pair of loafers or low-heeled pumps, and that's that.
French women eat and serve what's in season, for maximum flavor and value, and know availability does not equal quality.
French women don't have too many clothes - a few good pieces that last for a while and are classic and timeless.
I can never leave a bookstore without buying a book. I read four or five at a time.
In # France we have a saying, 'Joie de Vivre,' which actually doesn't exist in the English language. It means looking at your life as something that is to be taken with great pleasure and enjoy it.
I am a believer in change peu a` peu (little by little) since drastic changes, including lots of changes made all at once, are often the sort of modifications that don't stick.
One does not laugh because one is happy; one is happy because one laughs.
Learn to say no, with an eye to saying yes to something else.
I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty.
I'm not a great consumer. I always ask myself, 'Do I really need that piece?' I have friends who have 300 pairs of shoes; how would you leave the house in the morning?
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