From its sun-dappled quays along the Seine to its quaint cafes in tranquil neighborhoods, Paris has always been known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In addition to its picturesque charm, it's also a city steeped in culture, cuisine, art, architecture, and history. In short, Paris contains multitudes.
More than a mere spot on the map, it's a place that exists in the hearts and minds of all who have been touched in some way by its magical allure. To that end, here are 20 quotes from some of the poets, artists, writers, and thinkers who have captured the alluring essence of Paris with their words.