Anne Sebba quotes

  • After a burglary of all her most valued and treasured possessions, Winston Churchill's aging mother wrote: "That burglar relieved me of an obsession. For years, I've had to take houses big enough to hold all these bibelots. I am almost grateful to him."
    -- Anne Sebba

    #Mother #Freedom #Grateful

  • Although still viewed as lovely and alluring by many, Winston Churchill's mother shocked society when at 46 she married a man 20 years her junior. Most malicious of the many jibes launched at her was that of one lady who went about peering into perambulators. When asked her reason, she replied, "I am searching for my future husband."
    -- Anne Sebba

    #Mother #Husband #Men

  • When Jennie, mother of Winston Churchill invited playwright George Bernard Shaw to lunch, he telegraphed: "Certainly not. What have I done to provoke such an attack on my well-known habits?" She replied, "Know nothing of your habits; hope they are better than your manners."
    -- Anne Sebba

    #Mother #Lunch #Done

  • Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.

  • Blaire, This teardrop represents many things. The tears I know you’ve shed over holding your mother’s piece of satin. The tears you’ve shed over each loss you’ve experienced. But it also represents the tears we’ve both shed as we’ve felt the little life inside you begin to move. The tears I’ve shed over the fact I’ve been given someone like you to love. I never imagined anyone like you Blaire. But every time I think about forever with you I’m humbled that you chose me. This is your something blue. I love you, Rush

  • Women who miscalculate are called mothers.

  • Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.

  • Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought

  • And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now.

  • He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.

  • My father taught me how to draw horses - for this I shall be eternally grateful.

  • How grateful I am That the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints has from its beginnings stood strongly against racism in any of its malignant manifestations

  • Finlay was the godfather of a problem that's rampant everywhere today. He called the people who made his work 'collaborators'... nowadays it's 'fabricators'... talented people who are grateful, desperate and thwarted. There's plenty of them.

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