Antonia Fraser Famous Quotes & Sayings

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47 Antonia Fraser Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Antonia Fraser Sayings: Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell.
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: Was Charles I too stubborn to listen to reason? Could Civil War have been averted Was Charles I too stubborn to listen to reason? Could Civil War have been averted if the king had been more willing to negotiate? His great enemy Cromwell always maintained that the king had been swayed at the last moment by his queen, the beautiful Henrietta Maria. We can believe Cromwell's claim that the queen told her husband to be firm. But the wicked, spiteful, altogether irresistable quote often attributed to her by Puritan writers of the time is almost certainly false.
Oh my love, if you cannot remain firm in the bedchamber, at least try to remain firm with your subjects!
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: Mignon' said the King, 'soon you are going to be a great king'. But he Mignon' said the King, 'soon you are going to be a great king'. But he also told Anjou, in a memorable phrase
'Try to remain at peace with your neighbors: I have loved war too much ...
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism. As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild. My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.
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Antonia Fraser Sayings: I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting. I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: People cannot help their predilections, although they may conceal them. People cannot help their predilections, although they may conceal them.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Though Charles II both craved and enjoyed female companionship till the end of his life, Though Charles II both craved and enjoyed female companionship till the end of his life, there is no question that by the cold, rainy autumn of 1682 his physical appetites had diminshed considerably. The Duchess of Portsmouth was, after all, more than twenty years his junior; and there comes a time in nearly every such relationship when the male partner is simply unable to fully accommodate the female partner. Or as Samuel Pepys tartly noted in his diary, the king yawns much in council, it is thought he spends himself overmuch in the arms of Madame Louise, who far from being wearied, seems fresher than ever after sporting with the king.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account of what went on in Marie Antoinette's life.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: sunken to that of an old woman in the harsh disguise sunken to that of an old woman in the harsh disguise
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order. I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special. Mary Queen of Scots was my first love, and that is always something special.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Darnley, who, like Banquo's ghost, seemed to play a much more effective part in Scottish Darnley, who, like Banquo's ghost, seemed to play a much more effective part in Scottish politics once he was dead than when he was alive.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people. I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Of course there's no such thing as a totally objective person, except Almighty God, if Of course there's no such thing as a totally objective person, except Almighty God, if she exists.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them. King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all. marie antoinette I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all. marie antoinette
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I love hearing details of writers' craft, as cannibals eat the brains of clever men I love hearing details of writers' craft, as cannibals eat the brains of clever men to get cleverer.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: The deep division that exists in the human race, regardless of any other more obvious The deep division that exists in the human race, regardless of any other more obvious distinction, between those for whom books are an obsession, and those who are prepared, good-humouredly enough, to tolerate their existence.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: She saw that supreme dignity - and love - lay in tolerance. She saw that supreme dignity - and love - lay in tolerance.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Her imperturbable self-confidence (Duchesse de Maine) caused Madame de Stael to write that the Duchesse Her imperturbable self-confidence (Duchesse de Maine) caused Madame de Stael to write that the Duchesse believed in herself the same way she believed in God, without explanation or discussion.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I decided as usual that justice lay in the middle - that is to say I decided as usual that justice lay in the middle - that is to say nowhere.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: As the Dauphine stepped out of her carriage on to the ceremonial carpet that had As the Dauphine stepped out of her carriage on to the ceremonial carpet that had been laid down, it was the Duc de Choiseul who was given the privilege of the first salute. Presented with the Duc by Prince Starhemberg, Marie Antoinette exclaimed: 'I shall never forget that you are responsible for my happiness!
Antonia Fraser Sayings: It is a fact that, being a quick reader, apart from enabling a person to It is a fact that, being a quick reader, apart from enabling a person to study good books such as Macaulay and Gibbon, enables a person to read a lot of bad books as well.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I'm glad I was never an heiress. I'm glad I was never an heiress.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: My mother was a politician in my formative years. My mother was a politician in my formative years.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Ninety-seven is my lucky number. Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
Antonia Fraser Sayings: It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies. It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history. I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: very last answer which Paulet and Buckhurst were prepared to very last answer which Paulet and Buckhurst were prepared to
Antonia Fraser Sayings: It lies in humanity's infinite capacity for self-deception where some perceived (and in this case It lies in humanity's infinite capacity for self-deception where some perceived (and in this case long-desired) advantage is at stake
Antonia Fraser Sayings: After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell. After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema. Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
Antonia Fraser Sayings: [In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without [In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.