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Anthony Holden Quotes

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I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional
public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue
type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea.
- Anthony Holden

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of
Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress,
investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution.
It was a huge success at the time.
- Anthony Holden

I've always said, since I got to know him and wrote about him,
that he's the generation he least appeals to is his
own and I think in many ways he was born middle-aged
and that's become apparent in recent years.
- Anthony Holden

A close associate of his gave an interview in which
the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'.
I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks,
lots of insults in the press, in the columns -
this man should be put in the tower and so on.
- Anthony Holden

 

What was funny if you were there is that we were all
immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what
she was going to say and we're chatting away,
nice to see you.
- Anthony Holden

I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when
I wrote an article and then a book about him and I
think at the time he came across as quite appealing,
it was probably the height of his popularity.
- Anthony Holden

What it was at the time was literally a plea for,
to get the pressure off for a while,
to give her space to breathe.
She was very unhappy.
She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.
- Anthony Holden

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Thatcher came under pressure from right wing backbenchers
to shut up the Prince of Wales and there was a deal
done between them where he did actually shut up in the end.
- Anthony Holden

We could have a political movement going if it had
been properly organized but the Monarchy's done itself
enormous damage possibly beyond the point of long-term recovery.
- Anthony Holden

I went on a long trip through South America with Prince
Charles where I was the only journalist there -
a couple of photographers but no other writers.
- Anthony Holden

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for
getting on twenty years now,
it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
- Anthony Holden

They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office,
who may be very pleasant, intelligent people,
but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted
to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world.
- Anthony Holden

Well I'm a very similar age to Prince Charles.
I'm a year older than him.
I was at university at the same time as him.
I think in the sixties, like all the Royals,
he really had very little impact on my life at all and he seemed,
if anything a lot older in his attitudes.
- Anthony Holden

I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British
architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because,
apart from anything else, they put various people out of business.
- Anthony Holden

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at
the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation,
looking back on it it's called her retirement from
public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
- Anthony Holden

I decided he'd changed so much that a whole new book
was required and that book actually I can say so was
the first to say that the marriage was in trouble and
the Prince didn't like at all and my book was being
serialized in the Sunday Times over five weeks.
- Anthony Holden

That was par for the course but I also found that commissions
were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous -
I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist -
for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.
- Anthony Holden

The architect, Peter Arens who is the monstrous carbuncle architect,
not merely did his design which had won a public competition
never get built but his practice suffered financially for some years.
- Anthony Holden

It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting
to my professional reputation.
- Anthony Holden

But, of course, she didn't mean that she was going
to retire from public life and only when the Queen
removed her HRH some years later did she actually drop
a hundred charities and just kept five.
- Anthony Holden

Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince
of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom
of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King.
The first subject he really went for was architecture.
It made an impact.
- Anthony Holden

When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.'
He said 'Excuse me,
could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'
- Anthony Holden

He did once say the time to worry is when they stop
writing about you but again I think that was pretty
token of the coverage was very respectful,
he rather resented the intrusions on his private life,
but that was about it.
- Anthony Holden

While the 1980 book was being serialized in the Sunday Times,
Charles attacked it through the Observer.
- Anthony Holden

I think the relation between the monarchy and the press
is very much a two-way street.
- Anthony Holden

I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that
the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles.
The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles.
To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the
messenger for the message.
- Anthony Holden

Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles
had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its
dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities.
He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.
- Anthony Holden

When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up,
that was at it's height and the War cemented that with
photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on,
by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue.
- Anthony Holden

It's a problem for him because he's got -
like Edward VII had -
nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch.
What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something
positive but he always courts those dangers.
- Anthony Holden

You do now have one in three people,
as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll,
saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy.
That was unthinkable even three, four years ago.
- Anthony Holden

I think her friends were worried that the bulimia might come back,
about some psychological slide, and she was given breathing
space to some extent by the media as much as she ever has been.
- Anthony Holden

Not merely can people like me write things that would
never have been printed before but I think an enormously
dramatic change has taken place in public opinion,
possibly for the wrong reasons.
- Anthony Holden

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school,
Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror
his old music teacher produced a cello.
- Anthony Holden

What it means is that some of Charles' press secretaries
have been better than others as some of the Queen's
press secretaries have been better than others.
- Anthony Holden

If you have an anecdote from one source,
you file it away.
If you hear it again, it may be true.
Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
- Anthony Holden

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so,
a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
- Thomas Jefferson

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison


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