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Antonia Fraser Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
- Antonia Fraser

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

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

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

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

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

I'm glad I was never an heiress.
- 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

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

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
- Kim Alexis

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
- Princess Diana

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

It is in our lives and not our words
that our religion must be read.
- Thomas Jefferson

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
- Carol Ann Duffy

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

The length of this document defends it well
against the risk of its being read.
- Winston Churchill

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read.
It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
- Alvin Toffler

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

This report, by its very length, defends itself
against the risk of being read.
- Winston Churchill

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau


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