Top 56 Switzerland Quotes

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“I keep a very low profile in Switzerland. There are only about 2,000 people in the village I live in, so it’s a quiet town.”

― Adam Derek Scott

“I grew up a little bit in Germany and then in Switzerland, then in France, the United States and in England, and so it is weird.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“I have always found it jarring to encounter people born and raised in, say, Switzerland, who are denied its citizenship and still considered Algerians or Turks.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“Indian films have this obsession with hygienic clean spaces, even though the country’s not so clean. They’re either shot in the studios or shot in London, in America, in Switzerland – clean places. Everywhere except India.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Threats of trade protectionism, plus unilateral actions on the exchange-rate front, such as the heavy interventions of China, Japan, and Switzerland in the currency markets – not to mention the retaliatory tariffs recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives – endanger growth prospects and could further depress financial market confidence.”

― Charles Dallara

“So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered.”

― Charles Lyell

“While I have been to Switzerland, Stockholm, and other parts of Europe and Canada, I don’t have a specific place that is my favorite. I just represent Earth.”

― Charlie Murphy

“My main place is in Switzerland, but I live on a plane, really.”

― Christopher Lambert

“I would say the most help I got was from my dad. My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland; he’s 90 years old now, so he’s no longer active as a civil engineer, but still a very active person.”

― Claude Nicollier

“I’ve been to several international film festivals, including those in Locarno, Switzerland; Dubai; Russia; Berlin; Cannes; Bangkok; and Hong Kong.”

― Coco Martin

“I’m from Switzerland, so I grew up with great chocolate.”

― Daniel Humm

“I have fond memories from growing up in Switzerland and drinking a glass of warm milk with a spoonful of honey before bed.”

― Daniel Humm

“I’ve been to a lot of places while touring, but I’d have to say Switzerland was my favorite.”

― Drake Bell

“The financial passport is part of full access to the E.U. market, and a precondition for that is the contribution to the E.U. budget. That has been the case in Norway and in Switzerland. That is clear.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Kosovo is too close to Europe. It is not only close to Albania, it is close to Greece, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, where there are still many Kosovo refugees. Spontaneous reactions could multiply.”

― Fatos Nano

“We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.”

― Fred Frith

“The outbreak of the war found my wife and me in Switzerland, where we were taking a cure.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

― Graham Greene

“In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!”

― Graham Greene

“I started going to exhibitions in Switzerland when I was 10 or 11. As a schoolboy, I would go every afternoon to see the long, thin figures of Giacometti.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails.”

― Herman Gorter

“Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.”

― Hermann Hesse

“I’m quite fond of Switzerland. I love Switzerland.”

― James Balog

“In 25 years of exile, I’ve never had a frozen account, either in Switzerland or elsewhere in the world.”

― Jean-Claude Duvalier

“I think the U.K. would be perfectly successful as a standalone country, part of the European marketplace like Norway and Switzerland but without the expensive E.U. bureaucracy.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“I initially moved to Switzerland for work on an animated feature film, and have been here ever since.”

― John Howe

“I’ll put it frankly – Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries.”

― Jose Manuel Barroso

“I do not deny my German identity. But I also feel Swiss. Of my eight great-grandparents, seven were born Swiss. I have been living in Switzerland for more than 50 years.”

― Klaus Schwab

“I just got back from Switzerland, which I’ve never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam.”

― Linda Cardellini

“That’s one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there’s more jealousy in Switzerland because it’s so little and they don’t have so many athletes.”

― Martina Hingis

“I’ve lived for 10 years in Switzerland, so I speak German.”

― Martina Hingis

“That day, my first day on the job, was September 11, 2001! I was actually being recognized by Switzerland the very day that the World Trade Center was hit.”

― Mercer Reynolds

“Democratic self-government has manifestly brought benefits to India, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, South Africa, South Korea, and scores of nations all making their way in the world.”

― Michael Gove

“It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Iran doesn’t need one centrifuge. Canada has nuclear energy. Spain has nuclear energy. Switzerland has nuclear energy, and they don’t enrich uranium. You don’t need to enrich uranium in order to use nuclear energy. You enrich uranium in order to produce a bomb.”

― Naftali Bennett

“In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently. So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland.”

― Norman Granz

“I have been very fortunate to coach marvellous teams, and it has been a great honour to work for Switzerland.”

― Ottmar Hitzfeld

“If we heard that somebody starved to death in Sweden or Switzerland, we would be shocked.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.”

― Parminder Nagra

“My wife and I have spent most of our lives in France, and we are both pretty well bilingual, my wife more purely than I, since as a little girl she went to school in French Switzerland.”

― Patrick O’Brian

“I grew up in Switzerland, in this kind of rigidity. It was Protestant, and I was rather shy. That influenced me a lot.”

― Rene Burri

“Every year, the World Economic Forum decides on a theme for its meeting of the world’s elite in Davos, Switzerland. Usually, it’s highfalutin nonsense that no one understands and everyone ignores.”

― Richard Quest

“Switzerland is part of the fight against terrorism. There is no neutrality against this threat.”

― Samuel Schmid

“The truth is I studied fine arts in Switzerland. I was just interested. I had no dream of being a movie star.”

― Sarah Carter

“Switzerland still has a huge share of the watch market, all advertised at the airport on illuminated hoardings. Gosh, they are ugly.”

― Simon Hoggart

“My mother was born in Switzerland, my stepfather in Canada.”

― Susan Straight

“I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.”

― Sydney Smith

“I have been to Switzerland a handful of times, and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to climb.”

― Tommy Caldwell

“I live in Italy. I visit my family in Switzerland.”

― Ursula Andress

“In an ideal world, I’d spend every weekend at my home in Zermatt in Switzerland.”

― Vanessa Mae

“I was born on June 3rd, 1929, in Graenichen in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, where I went to the public schools until the age of 16.”

― Werner Arber

“I was born in Kosovo and grew up in Switzerland.”

― Xherdan Shaqiri

“I always traveled. I left Cameroon when I was 11 years old. I lived in the USA, in Switzerland.”

― Yannick Noah

“I never felt truly at home in Switzerland.”

― Yves Behar
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