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I think there's a tremendous split between people who've
by Antonia Fraser

I think there's a tremendous split between people who've
been through a war and people who haven't.
- Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen of Scots was my first love,
and that is always something special.
- Antonia Fraser

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

I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally,
my hair made into a smooth bell.
- Antonia Fraser

 

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises.
For zest I like going to the cinema.
- Antonia Fraser

After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible:
Cromwell.
- Antonia Fraser

It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully
researched historical biographies.
- Antonia Fraser

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People in my books tend to get their just deserts,
even if not at the hands of the police.
- Antonia Fraser

I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned
to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
- Antonia Fraser

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

My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young,
became utterly mild.
- Antonia Fraser

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
- Antonia Fraser

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

I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself
I am going to go and get a dress.
- Antonia Fraser

I'm glad I was never an heiress.
- Antonia Fraser

My mother was a politician in my formative years.
- Antonia Fraser

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
- Antonia Fraser

I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
- Antonia Fraser

King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them.
- Antonia Fraser

I think mine is the fullest and most plausible account
of what went on in Marie Antoinette's life.
- Antonia Fraser

We are privileged.
There are poor people out there.
We must to do something to make them privileged.
- Antonia Fraser

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable,
but not too glamorous.
- Antonia Fraser

As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.
- Antonia Fraser

I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery,
but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
- Antonia Fraser

That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
- Antonia Fraser

I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history.
- Antonia Fraser

I can't read historical fiction because I find the
real thing so much more interesting.
- Antonia Fraser

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.
- Antonia Fraser

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.
- Antonia Fraser

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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