Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord , 1st Prince of Benevento, then 1st Prince of Talleyrand, was a laicized French bishop, politician, and diplomat. After theology studies, he became in 1780 Agent-General of the Clergy and represented the Catholic Church to the French Crown. He worked at the highest levels of successive French governments, most commonly as foreign minister or in some other diplomatic capacity. His career spanned the regimes of Louis XVI, the years of the French Revolution, Napoleon, Louis XVIII, and Louis-Philippe. Those he served often distrusted Talleyrand but, like Napoleon, found him extremely useful. The name "Talleyrand" has become a byword for crafty, cynical diplomacy.
Emmanuelle Seigner is a French actress, former fashion model, and singer. She is known for her roles in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly , The Ninth Gate and Frantic . She has been nominated for a César Award for Best Actress for Venus in Fur , and for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Place Vendôme and La Vie En Rose . She is married to French-Polish director Roman Polanski.
François Roland Truffaut was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement, and was followed by three sequels, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run between 1958 and 1979.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.James A. Baldwin
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.Chanakya
There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.William Barclay
Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.Tory Johnson*