Queens quotes

  • My kind publishers, Toby Mundy and Margaret Stead of Atlantic Books, have commissioned me to write the life of Queen Victoria.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Queens #Book #Writing

  • It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Kings #Queens #Eerie

  • The Royal Family are not like you and me. They live in houses so big that you can walk round all day and never need to meet your spouse. The Queen and Prince Philip have never shared a bedroom in their lives. They don't even have breakfast together.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Family #Queens #House

  • Everybody is entitled to believe. Churches have exactly the same right to exist as a football club, a trade union or a political party. But if you and I set up the Church of the Fairies of the Garden, then I don't think we should automatically be meeting the queen, be entitled to seats in the House of Lords or get public money for our fairy schools.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Football #Queens #Party

  • Super silver, Hawaiian haze Sativa, indica, Solomon's grave Genesis, chapter one verse twelve ways Marijuana, hashish, everybody blaze Fuels and fibers, energy saved When the natives met the travelers, guess what they gave All praise due to the seeds they raised And the people all over the world that smoke J's Kings and queens, musicians, actors Everyday, working class, stoners, slackers Low key blazers and green bowl packers If Mary Jane is in the house then I'm gon' mack her This is dedicated to everybody in the world that smoke weed Legalize it
    -- Aceyalone

    #Weed #Kings #Queens

  • The most famous person in my phone is Lindsay Lohan. We starred in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' together in 2004 and we've stayed in touch.
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Queens #Teenage #Drama

  • Those shows I did with Queen were pretty surreal. I was really excited and super-flattered, but intimidated at the same time.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Queens #Excited #Surreal

  • WHAT is America but beauty queens, millionaires, stupid records and Hollywood?
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Queens #Stupid #America

  • Layer upon layer, Italy's storied past unfolds in Robert Kaster's captivating journey along the venerable Queen of Roads. I cannot imagine a more perfect guide to such a rich trove of ancient and modern memories. Illuminating, erudite, entertaining, and evocative.
    -- Adrienne Mayor

    #Queens #Memories #Past

  • The king of the jailhouse and the queen of the road think sharing the burden will lighten the load.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Kings #Queens #Thinking

  • Movie queens diffuse into Cinema haze, while libertines read pornozines in street cafes.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Art #Queens #Media

  • Above literature?' said the Queen. 'Who is above literature? You might as well say one was above humanity.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Queens #Humanity #Literature

  • May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Christmas #Mother #Queens

  • Her cheeks were flushed. She caught hold of the Savage's arm and pressed it, limp, against her side. He looked down at her for a moment, pale, pained, desiring, and ashamed of his desire. He was not worthy, not... Their eyes for a moment met. What treasures hers promised! A queen's ransom of temperament. Hastily he looked away, disengaged his imprisoned arm. He was obscurely terrified lest she should cease to be something he could feel himself unworthy of.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Queens #Eye #Desire

  • In choosing an opening plan players think most of all of harmonious development for the pieces, but sometimes leave the development of the queen out of their considerations. Yet the Queen is the most valuable and important piece and the whole outcome can depend upon how successfully she plays her role.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Queens #Player #Thinking

  • Once upon a time supporters of the Steinitz-Tarrasch school had a very high opinion of a queen-side pawn majority. Modern strategy on the other hand categorically denies that such a majority is an independent factor of any importance.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Queens #School #Independent

  • In various talk th' instructive hours they past, Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen; A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes; At every word a reputation dies.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Queens #Eye #Past

  • People call me stupid for treating you like a queen, but I dont even worry `cause you`re my unforeseen.And I hope that you`ll be with me, if only in my dreams. But here you are next to me and you`re glad, or so it seems.
    -- Alexander Rybak

    #Dream #Queens #Stupid

  • If you were Queen of pleasure And I were King of pain We'd hunt down Love together, Pluck out his flying-feather, And teach his feet a measure, And find his mouth a rein; If you were Queen of pleasure And I were King of pain.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Kings #Queens #Pain

  • Fruits fail and love dies and time ranges;Thou art fed with perpetual breath, and alive after infinite changes,And fresh from the kisses of death,Of langours rekindled and rallied, Of barren delights and unclean,Things monstrous and fruitless, a pallidAnd poisonous queen.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Art #Queens #Kissing

  • In 'A Royal Affair' I had to learn to act like a queen and learned Danish. It's so much different to act in another language. It's the nuances in the words.
    -- Alicia Vikander

    #Queens #Nuance #Royal

  • Some say an army of horsemen some an army on foot others say ships laden for war are the fairest things on earth. But I say the fairest sight on this dark earth is the face of the one you love. Nor is it hard to understand: love has humbled the hearts of the proudest queens. And I would rather see you now stepping over my threshold than any soldier greaved in gold or any iron-beaked ship.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Queens #War #Heart

  • You see aright. I am both Queen and Elidhu, here and there, wildfire and hearthfire, forgetting and remembrance. But do no yet speak of this, for men are impatient with such things and do not brook contradiction.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Queens #Men #Remembrance

  • I am fascinated by the Royal Family because they are shrouded in mystique, and the Queen, and to a certain extent William, represent fabulous blank canvases. I find the Prince of Wales less fascinating because he spills the beans and we know too much about him.
    -- Alison Jackson

    #Queens #Too Much #Fabulous

  • Kat picked up a folder labeled Senior. "What are these? Bank records?" She did a double take, looking at Hale. "Did your dad really pay two million dollars to the campaign to elect Ross Perot?" "I..." Hale said, stumbling for words and thumbing through another file. "Wow. I guess my cousin Charlotte isn't really my cousin." "Don't worry," Kat said. "It looks like there might be a kid in Queens who is.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Senior #Cousin #Queens

  • Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
    -- Althea Gibson

    #Queens #Hands #Long

  • Don’t.” I walked up to him. “If it ever comes down to a situation between me and you, save yourself. I’m not worth dying for.” “Princess, I-” “None of us are,” I said, looking at him seriously. “Not the Queen or any of the Markis or Marksinna. That’s a direct order from the Princess, and you have to follow it. Save yourself.” “I don’t understand.” Duncan’s whole face scrunched in confusion. “But… if it’s as you wish, Princess.” “It is. Thank you,” I smiled at him and walked into the palace.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Queens #Princess #Order

  • I will make this world a better place, whether they like it or not. That’s the fun of being Queen.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Queens #Fun #World

  • I know you’ll be a good Queen, a strong, noble leader, and that’s more than these people deserve,” she said. “But don’t give too much. You need to keep some of yourself for you. And listen to your heart.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Strong #Queens #Heart

  • It would be good to see what the Queen gets up to at Buckingham Palace. I bet she spends her whole time watching 'Coronation Street.'
    -- Amelia Warner

    #Queens #Would Be #Palaces

  • I don't want to be Christina Aguilera. I want to be Amy Lee, rock queen - not sex queen.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Sex #Queens #Rocks

  • I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Mom #Queens #Drama

  • I come from a working-class background in Queens, New York.
    -- Amy Ryan

    #New York #Queens #Class

  • You've got a degree in philosophy; so you think you're cleverer than me. But I'm not just some drama queen. Cause it's where you're at, not where you've been.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Queens #Philosophy #Drama

  • Throughout her career, Ana Barbara has cultivated endless hits; each of her albums was a true musical surprise... this is why today she is honored with the title of Queen of Grupero.
    -- Ana Barbara

    #Queens #Careers #Musical

  • Combinations with a queen sacrifice are among the most striking and memorable.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Queens #Memorable #Sacrifice

  • We're all the same. We all want the same thing in life. Everybody going around like ants and we all want the same thing. And it's not one queen. It's not one queen with the wings.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Queens #Wings #Want

  • I'm a Queens boy at the end of the day.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Queens #Boys #The End Of The Day

  • I love a smart, well-written show, and '30 Rock,' well, you can't get any better than that. Tina Fey poos funny. There's nothing that she does that isn't funny. That show is an example of how brilliant she is. It's so smart. They've done some brilliant commentary about the 'Housewives' with 'Queen of Jordan,' their show-within-the-show.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Queens #Smart #Rocks

  • If I see another game that involves a kidnapped princess, queen, king or other royal family member, I'll scream. In the same vein, I think the karate genre has been done to death.
    -- Andy Eddy

    #Kings #Queens #Princess

  • Now that I can see it's the queen's new clothes Now that I can hear all your poison prose Now that I can talk with my tongue unfroze I'm not so sure of Santa or the buck tooth fairy There are no words for me inside your dictionary
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Queens #Clothes #Teeth

  • We have inherited a fear of memories of slavery. It is as if to remember and acknowledge slavery would amount to our being consumed by it. As a matter of fact, in the popular black imagination, it is easier for us to construct ourselves as children of Africa, as the sons and daughters of kings and queens, and thereby ignore the Middle Passage and centuries of enforced servitude in the Americas. Although some of us might indeed be the descendants of African royalty, most of us are probably descendants of their subjects, the daughters and sons of African peasants or workers.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Daughter #Kings #Queens

  • I'm into 'The Walking Dead,' 'Shaun of the Dead,' obviously, and I've seen all the Romero movies. I am a classic zombie queen. And I love the White Walkers on 'Game of Thrones.' Weirdly, it wasn't until pretty late in life that I found my entry point into horror films.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Queens #Games #White

  • I'm an ice queen, I'm the Sun King, I'm an alien fleeing from District 9 and I'm a dominatrix. So I reckon that makes me a lukewarm royalty with a whip from outer space.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Kings #Queens

  • From a private gentlewoman you have made me first a marchioness, then a queen; and, as you can raise me no higher in the world, you are now sending me to be a saint in Heaven.
    -- Anne Boleyn

    #Queens #Sarcasm #Heaven

  • The king has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a marchioness. Then he raised me to be a queen. Now he will raise me to be a martyr.
    -- Anne Boleyn

    #Kings #Queens #Simple

  • That's the thing - you do a job like 'Shameless,' and suddenly that's why you can get a job like 'The Virgin Queen', not because of all the classical theatre you've done. But we can be very snippy about television. It's absolutely the most potent and powerful form of storytelling we have.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Jobs #Queens #Powerful

  • Why me?" she asked, holding on to him. "Because you cared," he whispered. "You cared so much for your people, it broke your heart to see the pack in ruins. You cared so much for your mother, you risked your life for hers. You cared enough to save someone who wanted you dead. And because you walk like a queen.
    -- Annette Curtis Klause

    #Mother #Queens #Heart

  • A crowned queen was never treated with more reverence than I was by those whole-souled western boys…And for seventeen long years I was just their little sister, sharing both their news of joy and sorrow from home.
    -- Annie Oakley

    #Queens #Home #Boys

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

    #Queens #First Love #Special

  • Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.
    -- Aretha Franklin

    #Queens #People #Community

  • I am 73 years old. I've seen everything. I've met the kings, the queens, the presidents, I've been around the world. I have one thing that I would like to do: to try to reach peace.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Kings #Queens #Years

  • The Republican Party has moved so far to the right, you can't recognize Mitt Romney. What Mitt Romney will appear in October? Mitt Romney has changed positions more often than a pornographic movie queen,
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Queens #Party #October

  • The whole force of the State is at your back if you should need it. I'm afraid that all the queen's horses and all the queen's men cannot avail in this matter.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Horse #Queens #Book

  • Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work.
    -- Asia Argento

    #Mother #Queens #Mean

  • I think sex is overrated. I don't have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Sex #Queens #Thinking

  • Black is the queen of colours.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Queens #Black #Colour

  • When I was a kid, I was told rock n' roll wasn't music. It wasn't art. Queen was my proof, my evidence, that these people were wrong - and they meant everything to me.
    -- Axl Rose

    #Art #Queens #Kids

  • I've seen some very beautiful drag queens.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Beautiful #Queens #Drag

  • Are they really gods?" "I never worry about theological questions," said Nightingale. "They exist, they have power and they can breach the Queen's peace - that makes them a police matter.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Queens #Worry #Police

  • Queen and huntress, chaste and fair Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy silver chair, State in wonted manner keep: Hesperus entreats thy light Goddess, excellently bright.
    -- Ben Jonson

    #Queens #Sleep #Light

  • The bards sing of love, they celebrate slaughter, they extol kings and flatter queens, but were I a poet I would write in praise of friendship.
    -- Bernard Cornwell

    #Kings #Queens #Writing

  • The game of chess. Supposedly men made it up, and it's about war and men and the ravages and the bravery and the genius of commanding and moving pieces and ... No. It's marriage. The Queen moves anywhere she wants.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Marriage #Queens #War

  • The queen of aggregation is, of course, Arianna Huffington, who has discovered that if you take celebrity gossip, adorable kitten videos, posts from unpaid bloggers and news reports from other publications, array them on your Web site and add a left-wing soundtrack, millions of people will come.
    -- Bill Keller

    #Queens #Wings #Adorable

  • The difference between Everton and the Queen Mary is that Everton carry more passengers!
    -- Bill Shankly

    #Queens #Differences #Mary

  • When ABBA broke up, I assumed our music would fall into oblivion so in the early 90's with BJRN AGAIN becoming popular and when U2 invited Benny and I on stage to sing Dancing Queen, I just assumed we were being sent up. But now I see they were paying tribute to us
    -- Bjorn Ulvaeus

    #Queens #Fall #Dancing

  • We lived in Yorkville until 1940, at which point we moved into the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens.
    -- Bob Cousy

    #Basketball #Queens #Neighborhood

  • Warlords of sorrow and queens of tomorrow will offer their heads for a prayer. You can't find no salvation, you have no expectations anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Queens #Prayer #Future

  • The motorcycle black madonna Two wheeled gypsy queen.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Queens #Two #Black

  • It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving picaninnies; and one can imagine that Blair, twice victor abroad but enmired at home, is similarly seduced by foreign politeness. They say he is shortly off to the Congo. No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in Watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird.
    -- Boris Johnson

    #Queens #Cheer #Fall

  • I'll take being on Baywatch over being Prom Queen any day.
    -- Brande Roderick

    #Queens #Prom

  • Tell the Queen that there's been a robin red-breast hanging about Kotir grounds. It flies down low and vanishes near the floor. Cludd thinks it might be something to do with those woodlanders. Now, I'm to say nothing to Fortunata or Ashleg... 'I must tell the Queen that a robin has seen Cludd hanging about. No, that's not right. I must tellt he robin taht Cludd has been hanging the Queen.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Queens #Thinking #Robins

  • When I'm gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #People #Doubt

  • Queen songs are not about the life of a rock star - they tend to be about the lives of normal people, which is why I think the songs connect so much. We're very lucky that they seemingly connect with every generation.
    -- Brian May

    #Song #Stars #Queens

  • Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.
    -- Brian May

    #Dream #Song #Queens

  • For a time I didn't want to answer any questions about Queen. I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Answers #Alive

  • There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect; that's why we threw them in
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Albums

  • I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now Im spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Years #Trying

  • From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Energy #Momentum

  • At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Forever #Doe

  • People have been rumouring that Queen are going to split up for the last eight years at least. I've got some great cuttings at home from people saying 'One thing is certain, Queen will no longer exist in a year's time.' And that was in 1973.
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Home #Cutting

  • I love the Sex Pistols. I'm a big Beach Boys fan and a huge Zeppelin and Queen fan.
    -- Bruno Mars

    #Beach #Sex #Queens

  • Purple puts us in touch with the part of ourselves that is regal. Purple is the queen in all women; it helps us keep our backs straight and heads held high.
    -- Byllye Avery

    #Queens #Purple #Helping

  • To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western woods, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the Gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Kings #Stars #Queens

  • Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Kings #Queens #Narnia

  • His face had become very red and his mouth and fingers were sticky. He did not look either clever or handsome, whatever the Queen might say.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Queens #Clever #Looks

  • One advantage of a monarchy is that a monarchy does not suffer the effects of having great clots of white Christians moping around simply because they aren't the king or queen.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Christian #Kings #Queens

  • I like a man who looks like a bad boy but knows how to treat a woman like a queen.
    -- Candice Swanepoel

    #Queens #Boys #Men

  • Mathematics is the queen of the sciences
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Queens #Mathematics

  • Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and arithmetic [number theory] is the queen of mathematics. She often condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations, she is entitled to first rank.
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Queens #Numbers #Firsts

  • Mathematics is the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics.
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Queens #Math #Mathematics

  • The most distinctive characteristic which differentiates mathematics from the various branches of empirical science, and which accounts for its fame as the queen of the sciences, is no doubt the peculiar certainty and necessity of its results.
    -- Carl Gustav Hempel

    #Queens #Doubt #Peculiar

  • Somewhere there was once a Flower, a Stone, a Crystal, a Queen, a King, a Palace, a Lover and his Beloved, and this was long ago, on an Island somewhere in the ocean 5,000 years ago. . . . Such is Love, the Mystic Flower of the Soul. This is the Center, the Self.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Love #Kings #Queens

  • My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
    -- Casey Abrams

    #Queens #Rocks #Rock And Roll

  • Whenever I'm feeling kind of down or something like that, or even good, the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen is a go-to song of mine. It's like watching a movie, but with your ears.
    -- Casey Abrams

    #Song #Queens #Feelings

  • One does not greet the Queen of the Seelie Court with the barbarous human 'hello'...
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Queens #Doe #Hello

  • The world is a chessboard, Madam, on which we play out our ploys and follies. You are the Queen, of course. Your moves are the strongest. For myself, I claim only to be a knight, advancing in a crooked progress. Do we move ourselves, do you think, or does a great gloved hand place on our squares
    -- Catherine Fisher

    #Life #Queens #Moving

  • I could not but wonder at the queen's unprecedented civility, until I realized with a flush of shame that it was my own improved behavior that motivated hers. So it is that we in life determine our own treatment.
    -- Catherine Gilbert Murdock

    #Queens #Wonder #Shame

  • the title of Queen rang sweet to my ears, child though I was. ... This idea of a crown began running in my head then like a tune, and has been running a lot in it ever since.
    -- Catherine the Great

    #Running #Sweet #Queens

  • I'd love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Love #Queens #Vegas