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15 Swiss quotes you’ll never hear in real life

Imagine a world where punctuality is a thing of the past, chocolate is met with a shrug, and Roger Federer is dismissed.

Sound like a foreign land? You might be surprised to learn these are just a few things you'll never hear a Swiss person say. In this listicle, we'll take a deep dive into the unique quirks and characteristics that make the Swiss who they are. With each Swiss quote, we try to turn common things upside down to challenge your perception and give you a fresh perspective.

Whether you're a Swiss, a curious traveler, or simply a fan of Switzerland, this is a must-read. We've tallied up some unexpected Swiss quotes that you won't hear out on the street (or anywhere in Switzerland.)

15 Swiss quotes you'll never hear in real life:


"I'm never on time; being late is just part of my charm." ⌚


"Swiss chocolate? Meh, it's overrated." 😜


"I don't care about the environment; let's build more factories!" 🏭


"Frankly, I hate skiing and snowboarding. How boring!" 🏂


"Sure, I’ll pop by your house tomorrow." 😀


"I don't believe in neutrality; we should pick sides in political conflicts." 👈


"Swiss banking secrecy is outdated and should be abolished." 🏦


"I'm more of a fan of American football than tennis." 🏈


"I dislike the Swiss flag; it's not very aesthetically pleasing." 🇨🇭


"I don't mind being cramped in a small space. I much prefer this to wide open spaces." 😊


"The Swiss Alps are not that spectacular; there are better mountains elsewhere." 🏔️


"I'm not interested in learning other languages. German, French, Italian, and English are enough for me." 🤓


"I don't care about having a stable currency - let the franc fluctuate as it pleases!" 💸


"I don't think democracy is all that important. Let's just have a dictator!" 🥸


"I'm not a fan of Swiss cheese - it's too smelly and overpowering!" 🧀


And that's a wrap! How did you like these Swiss quotes?

Did you expect these things you'll never hear a Swiss person say? And did we highlight some unexpected opinions and perspectives for you with these quirky Swiss quotes?

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor, and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of Swiss Travel Communicators.

Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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