Bernard Pivot Quotes

 

You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated, more intelligent world, more highly civilised too, with rules.

— Bernard Pivot

It is very difficult to generalise. Everyone’s adventure is original.

— Bernard Pivot

There is a pride in speaking this language.

— Bernard Pivot

The more English is heard in the world, the more gratifying it seems to speak French, and above all to know the culture of our country. They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture.

— Bernard Pivot

I agreed on condition that we found a completely new concept that had nothing to do with the latest books.

— Bernard Pivot

This programme would only really make sense and work properly if it was also broadcast on France’s international television channel TV5. So I ended up with a double production, on France 2 and TV5.

— Bernard Pivot

They place great stress on the clarity of our language for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.

— Bernard Pivot

People who do not speak our language very well do complain of feeling rebuffed by French people, who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.

— Bernard Pivot

All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words.

— Bernard Pivot

French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic.

— Bernard Pivot

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