Parisians wrote down their word on a piece of paper - either in French or English - with many stressing that they would not 'stop living' and others believed the tragedy had actually strengthened the capital.
The city suffered five attacks across Paris on Friday evening with 129 deaths and 352 injured from shootings at the Bataclan concert hall, Stade de France and restaurants and bars in the 'Bobo' quarter - which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.
Yanique, who moved from New York and runs the blog My Parisian Life summed up the atmosphere in the city following the attacks as one of 'compassion'.
She said: 'Not being from Paris, but calling Paris home, it's been an absolute shock.
'Getting on the metro, sitting on the terrasse, taking the kids to school. It's a beautiful thing to see, that Paris will always be Paris.'And Yanique was not alone in the feeling that the city had banded together.
Ludo, 25, works as a barrister and in the aftermath of the atrocities summed up his feelings with one word 'home' about Paris, he moved from the
town of Lille to the capital,said: 'France is home. It was home before and after the attacks, I would have written the same word.'
Sudent Morgane, 20, picked a touching word 'love' and encouraged everyone in the city to carry on otherwise the terrorists will have won
Jeffrey, 29, said he has seen so much 'solidarity' since the attacks. The pastry chef said 'That is the word that comes to my mind, more than fear or hate. Solidarity''It pierced the entire French and more specifically the Paris population.Everybody was supportive, everybody helped each other. 'There's a real unity in France and we feel it. We feel a lot safer because we are helping each other.'
Fanny, 30, hopes that the atrocities suffered in Paris this year, both on Friday and at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in January which killed 12, will one day be a distant memory.The ticket seller said: 'One day we're going to wake up and say this year never was.
'It happens here but also it happens everywhere every day.'She chose liberty, to describe the feeling in Paris, taken from the national motto of 'Liberty, equality, and fraternity' and she said the threat cannot be ignored when 'we are capable of going to Mars'.
Sofiane, 36, restaurant owner from the South of France, described the city as 'vivant' meaning alive and said: 'It is a city that is alive, that will always be alive regardless of what happened'
Student Sandra, 25, wrote it felt 'unreal' and was afraid but it 'makes no sense to stop living, that is what they want, to make our life unbearable'
Clara, 20, said: 'My boyfriend called me, he was there at the Bataclan on Friday night.'He heard a bang and thought it was gang violence. We weren't taking it seriously at first, then quickly he saw bodies on the ground.
'Half an hour later when we saw it on the news, we realised. But really we still don't understand.'
She chose to write 'incomprehension' on her feelings about the attacks.
'I said to myself "it can happen to anyone anywhere". Not everyone thinks this was now but I am not scared.
Antoine, 68, is an economist and chose inspiring words to write: 'Be brave.'
He said: 'We have to resist, reaffirm our values, our civilisation and confront those barbarian behaviours.'
Anne, 41, a jewellery designer, said: 'I trust time should help us to heal. We have to fight against those crazy people.'
Choosing just one word, Anne wrote 'overwhelmed' and said she struggled to 'find the words to express myself'. 'We have to fight back,' she added.
Frank James Crow No worries... most of the rest of the Western world is apparently intending to live in fear on their behalf.
Being in the wrong place comes to mind,We haven't a clue whats in front of us and it wouldn't do to worry about it, get on with your lives and live life to the full, I have and i'm still here,
But in reality, we do not feel safe in Paris. There aren't enough security in Paris.
Elaine Fell Don't feel safe in the Vienne either.
why america is refusing to fight against isis how isis created by destroyig iraqi nation just on nuclear nukes which never there in end
Love and compassion aren't going to solve a bloody thing. ISIS must laugh themselves stupid when they see maudlin crap like this.
that fear is also created by west
Do the terrorist care about their messages?
Americans are the worst RACISTS in the name of terror fear. Maniacs.
Sometime people should make decisions by brain, rather than heart.It would do no good to anybody if more parisians die.
Terrorists love liberals too. Very easy prey.
Shane John Mullan
Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! Dumb liberal airheads!
even if they refuse but they wil face the truth
Sam Cu Nickel
Terrorism can be only defeat if moderate muslims fight against radical
And not one single hooded muslim woman in any of those pictures ........ I wonder why that is!
God bless you all , and keep you safe !
Their president is doing all he can to destroy ISIS.
But you know what? I have to ask a simple question: why are we bantering back and forth about the Syrian Muslim refugees? Why aren’t Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and the other oil rich Gulf Cooperation Council states stepping up and taking care of their own? Who the heck made the decision that it was the responsibility of Europe or America? I applaud the Jordanians!
We need to learn to speak French in case of attack we could show the world love in French la more
They are all non-Muslims. This speaks volumes about what Islam is generally.他们都不是穆斯林。充分说明伊斯兰教普遍是什么货色。
I made a sign in French to keep burglers out of my house. It says: "Escargot"
Really? wait and watch when i go past Paris streets blasting bollywood songs in my car.