Top 60 Francis Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Francis Quotes from famous people such as Elaine Sciolino, Bo Sanchez, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Isaiah Thomas, Donald Wuerl, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When Pope Francis touched down on French soil for the f

When Pope Francis touched down on French soil for the first time in his papacy with a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg last November, Ms. Royal was the senior French official there to greet him.
Elaine Sciolino
As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn’t afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I’m not celibate. I was enlightened that God’s call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
Bo Sanchez
I really want to fight this big scary guy, Francis Ngannou.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Larry Brown thought Steve Francis was a Larry Brown type of player.
Isaiah Thomas
I can say with total conviction that it was the Holy Spirit that chose, guided the election of Pope Francis.
Donald Wuerl
The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered.
Lee Greenwood
I, Joseph Francis Buck, became a hair-plug addict.
Joe Buck
The issue of the environment as seen by Pope Francis is not a matter of purely scientific or, indeed, theological debate: it involves economic and political views on how the world’s poor can be brought out of poverty while protecting the environment.
John Cornwell
I’ve noticed that some Democrats, who seldom mention their faith or maybe never mention their faith, will seize on to a phrase that Pope Francis may have said, and they want to attach themselves to that agenda. Political opportunists is what they are.
Steve King
Pope Francis has stressed humility and austerity – a far cry, according to many, from the predecessor’s bling and Ferragamo shoes – those were pretty entertaining. And he’s translating all of that into a policy agenda.
Ronan Farrow
My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord – he wants Milan, and so do I.
Charles V
Though it is perhaps expected for the bishop of Rome to warn against the idolatry of money, what is striking is how Francis suggests that not only God but also secular politics must outrank economic imperatives.
Anand Giridharadas
One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
Simone Weil
I don’t say, ‘Francis Ford Coppola, what a wonderful Italian-American director.’ I judge him based on his film, his craft, his art. That’s the way I feel I should be dealt with in this industry.
Bill Duke
No other show was as absurd as ‘Crackerjack’. It had Stu Francis, who was the first person I saw on TV telling jokes for kids, and then there were the Krankies, who were a comedy duo with a middle-aged woman dressed as a schoolboy doing sketches.
Paul Sinha
Francis Ford Coppola did this early on. You tape a movie, like a radio show, and you have the narrator read all the stage directions. And then you go back like a few days later and then you listen to the movie. And it sort of plays in your mind like a film, like a first rough cut of a movie.
Al Pacino
It is my hope that Pope Francis realizes his time is better spent focusing on matters like religious tolerance and the sanctity of all life.
Paul Gosar
I get creeped out by Francis Bacon’s paintings, and I can’t say exactly why. They’re all really disturbing, and there is an almost nimbus-like quality behind some of his frightening characters and stuff.
Jonathan Demme
Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he’s hardly ever mentioned.
Robert Adamson
In Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), an apostolic exhortation on Catholic family life, he does not make earth-shattering doctrinal changes with regards to divorced Catholics, same-sex married Catholics, or the church’s stance on homosexuality.
Anthea Butler
‘Amoris Latetia’ reiterates that Pope Francis is interested in changing both the tone and reception of people and families in the church to a more hospitable, less judgmental environment.
Anthea Butler
I’m digesting C.S. Lewis and Tim Keller and so on and so forth, Francis Schaeffer. I’m seeing how they’ve affected culture and politics and science and so on and so forth, with implicit faith versus explicit faith.
Lecrae
The world has a truly historic pope in Francis.
Betsy Hodges
I learned from Francis Ford Coppola to treat the company like your family.
Mary Stuart Masterson
Bill Gates recently picked up the ukulele. And Warren Buffett is a huge ukulele fan. I even got to strum a few chords with Francis Ford Coppola. It blows my mind that these people, who have everything in the world they could want, have picked up the ukulele and found a little bit of joy.
Jake Shimabukuro
I used to like Dick Francis novels as a kid, who was like Enid Blyton but based around horses, and he’d write about the skulduggery of the racing world.
Bez
Trump’s defense of white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism is gathering those who support him into a strong solidified base. Since the election of Francis, Republicans have been very wary of the Pope, attacking his liberal statements on homosexuality, global warming, and capitalism.
Anthea Butler
I used to be a huge fan of Francis Ford Coppola.
Sudha Kongara
What St. Francis and St. Dominic have done, that, by God’s grace, I will do.
Saint Ignatius
I always say Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is my biggest influence. But for painters, I like many, many painters, but I love Francis Bacon the most, and Edward Hopper.
David Lynch
While I fundamentally reject the notion that anyone who owned other human beings was either good, moral, or decent, Francis Scott Key left absolutely no doubt that he was a stone-cold bigot. He came from generations of plantation-owning bigots. They got wealthy off of it.
Shaun King
I did a film called 'The Escape Artist' for Francis Cop

I did a film called ‘The Escape Artist’ for Francis Coppola. I had the title role.
Harry Anderson
Few cities have been more definitely impressed upon the imagination of the world than San Francisco, this gray-hilled city on the peninsula by the hospitable bay, where Saint Francis protects the ships as he protected the birds of Assisi.
Edwin Markham
It makes me really proud to be an Argentinean, to have the pope be Argentinian. Pope Francis has been incredible. My mother used to know him when he was in Argentina.
Juan Pablo Di Pace
I remember when you used to have your profession on your passport and I always thought that being a painter was the best one to be, because my heroes were Goya and Francis Bacon.
Damien Hirst
Pope Francis has mentioned several times in public prior to ‘Amoris Laetitia”s release that lack of work was keeping young people from marriage. He has also riffed on married life and ‘mothers-in-law,’ but this document shows that, even more than a theologian, he is a pastor.
Anthea Butler
Various different people have inspired me throughout my career. From Francis Bacon to Vassareli, Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Cecil Beaton, musicians, architects… the list is endless.
Dries van Noten
Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I’d really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it’s the wrong century.
Alan Dean Foster
I have very good relations with Pope Francis. I read constantly what he says and follow his speeches. Pope Francis has come to renew the Catholic Church, and he has new air to renew the spiritual world. Now, Venezuela does not need mediation.
Nicolas Maduro
I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it’s what Yeats called the fascination with what’s difficult. I’m only trying to do what I can’t do.
Lucian Freud
Pope Francis might turn out to be one of the most popular figures in the world today.
Brian Kilmeade
I love Disclosure. Dillon Francis. Bauuer. Flosstradamus. I listen to a lot of different genres.
Martin Garrix
Nobody has Francis Bacon on their walls in their house – or very few people – but sometimes people listen to Beethoven as though it was background and a comfort, and I think that is very dangerous.
Simon Rattle
The world, more suffering than sinning, turns toward Pope Francis as in a conversation people turn to the person who is making sense of things.
Eugene Kennedy
For me, beating Alistair Overeem means a lot, but the fight I’m looking for is the Francis Ngannou fight.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
I keep saying I am an auto-didact, but I have a lot of outside influences. One I could cite is juggler Francis Brunn, who was the first man to throw ten rings in the air; he was really an amazing juggler who showed onstage the quest for perfection.
Philippe Petit
In Pope Francis, I see a leader who lives every day in the image of Jesus. Under his guidance, the church is focused once again on providing comfort, compassion and salvation for sinners, the poor, and those who seek peace in an increasingly complex world. That’s my Catholicism.
Donna Brazile
It is difficult to convey the excitement I first felt when it was revealed that His Holiness Pope Francis was invited to Washington D.C. to address the world from the floor of the House of Representatives.
Paul Gosar
I had a great job at school, St. Francis Elementary, where they asked for somebody to deliver milk, and they said you get a free carton of milk… the thing that I learned was that every kid that was sick or absent from school, I got to drink their milk too. I never missed a day of school.
Jim Harbaugh
Pope Francis tells us who he is by pointing to Caravaggio’s St. Matthew: ‘Here, this is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze.’ He is telling us that he has experienced the same rush of speechless wonder and graced love Caravaggio depicts in his painting.
Blase J. Cupich
If you want to put golf back on the front pages again, and you don’t have a Bobby Jones or a Francis Ouimet handy, here’s what you do: You send an aging Jack Nicklaus out in the last round of the Masters and let him kill more foreigners than a general named Eisenhower.
Dan Jenkins
He told me that Francis Crick and Jim Watson had solved the structure of DNA, so we decided to go across to Cambridge to see it. This was in April of 1953.
Sydney Brenner
I grew up on film sets and I had a ball. It wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun if my dad had been working behind a desk somewhere. I remember being on the set of ‘The Godfather: Part III,’ and all the kids were running around and doing crazy things, and Francis Ford Coppola just embraced that.
Dominik Garcia-Lorido
But I find with Francis Bacon, some of the things were in the place, and someone who was connected with these schools of thought, and someone who had a motivation that equals the scope of the comedy and the tragedy in the plays.
Mark Rylance
I go back to Francis Schmidt. Francis Schmidt was the Ohio State coach who hired me.
Sid Gillman
Pope Francis is calling for a better way to hold together complicated family lives in the midst of official church teaching without alienating people who have marital issues and family problems.
Anthea Butler
I was influenced very much by St. Francis of Assisi, whose idea was to radically live the gospel. He was not a priest, or even a brother. He was a layperson. His whole concept was to emulate Christ through the gospels, and to live it in a radical way.
Tom Catena
Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
Rebecca West
I loved working with Chris Nolan. I love working with Lawrence Kasdan. Dan Gilroy. Francis Lawrence I love.
James Newton Howard
The American political scientist Francis Fukuyama has argued that liberal democracies, with their political freedom and economic success, have three important pillars: a strong government, the rule of law, and democratic accountability. I would add a fourth: free markets.
Raghuram Rajan