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Antonia Fraser Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Antonia Fraser.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
- Antonia Fraser

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

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

Mary Queen of Scots was my first love,
and that is always something special.
- 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 think there's a tremendous split between people who've
been through a war and people who haven't.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

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

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

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

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

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

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

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

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a being of free-will,
and I CHOOSE each and every action I make,
every thought I think, and every emotion I feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

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

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

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

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

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

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 main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

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


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