Joan Of Arc Quotes

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Criss Jami
“To me it seems that too many young women of this time share the same creed. 'Live, laugh, love, be nothing but happy, experience everything, et cetera et cetera.' How monotonous, how useless this becomes. What about the honors of Joan of Arc, Beauvoir, Stowe, Xena, Princess Leia, or women that would truly fight for something other than just their own emotions?”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“I never wanted to be a God fearing person. I wanted to grow up and be a person that was fearless for God. There was a difference.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jeanne d'Arc
“Act, and God will act.”
Jeanne d'Arc

Shannon L. Alder
“I will never accept life for what it is. I don't need an easy life. My road was meant to be hard because anything worth having in this world will take me to the very edge of myself. I will overcome everything I have ever gone through and will make my future the one God intended me to have. I will pick up the pieces of this pain and sculpt it into art. I am not ordinary and never was. I walk into my birthright as a queen with her head held high. I was born to do this!”
Shannon L. Alder

Christine de Pizan
“Oh! What honour for the female sex! It is perfectly obvious that God has special regard for it when all these wretched people who destroyed the whole Kingdom – now recovered and made safe by a woman, something that 5000 men could not have done – and the traitors [have been] exterminated. Before the event they would scarcely have believed this possible.”
Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

Christine de Pizan
“When we take your person into account, you who are a young maiden, to whom God gives the strength and power to be the champion who casts the rebels down and feeds France with the sweet, nourishing milk of peace, here indeed is something quite extraordinary!

For if God performed such a great number of miracles through Joshua who conquered many a place and cast down many an enemy, he, Joshua, was a strong and powerful man. But, after all, a woman – a simple shepherdess – braver than any man ever was in Rome! As far as God is concerned, this was easily accomplished.

But as for us, we never heard tell of such an extraordinary marvel, for the prowess of all the great men of the past cannot be compared to this woman's whose concern it is to cast out our enemies. This is God's doing: it is He who guides her and who has given her a heart greater than that of any man.”
Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

Shannon L. Alder
“The most important gift you can give your children is the importance of standing up to injustice. Children will remember moments spent with you. However, it isn't togetherness that creates humane parents and righteous kids. It is the example of integrity that a parent sets and the on going lessons they teach about compassion toward others throughout their lives. A good father or mother teaches their children that cruelty is not something you cause or ignore, rather it is the moment you suit up for war.”
Shannon L. Alder

G.K. Chesterton
“Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.”
G.K. Chesterton

Christine de Pizan
“We've never heard
About a marvel quite so great,
For all the heroes who have lived
In history can't measure up
In bravery against the Maid.”
Christine de Pizan

Mark Twain
“I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others need no preparation and got none.”
Mark Twain

Shannon L. Alder
“My fairytale was full of witches, pixies, pirates, dementors, princesses, clowns, true love, betrayal, battles and kings. Yet, I stood on the edge of never and with the bravery of a queen I could see across forever....and I whisphered to the wind, "Morals of great stories didn’t live in kindness. They bloomed from the ashes of who you were to where you were meant to be."
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“I will never be someone's last choice, second option, narcissistic supply, doormat, ego booster, sidekick, secret, last time or after thought. I am a Daughter of God that stands for truth. I know my beauty, my talents, my accomplishments, what I have to offer and who leads my life purpose: my Heavenly Father. But, most of all I know my value and I will never let any man define my worth.”
Shannon L. Alder

Philippa Gregory
“If this is the will of God, it takes a strange and terrible shape. I did not know that the God of Battles was vile like this. I never knew that a saint could summon torment like this.”
Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen

“You Englishman, who have no right in this Kingdom of France, the King of Heaven orders and commands you through me, Joan the Maid, that you quit your fortresses and return into your own country, or if not, I shall make such mayhem that the memory of it will be perpetual. - Joan of Arc”
Susan Banfield, Joan of Arc

“It was the confession of a saint. -Martin Ladvenu”
Susan Banfield, Joan of Arc

Mark Twain
“Now what has kept your leaves so green,
Arbre Fée de Bourlemont?
The children's tears! They brought each grief,
And you did comfort them and cheer
Their bruisèd hearts, and steal a tear
That, healèd, rose a leaf.

And what has built you up so strong,
Arbre Fée de Bourlemont?
The children's love! They've loved you long
Ten hundred years, in sooth,
They've nourished you with praise and song,
And warmed your heart and kept it young—
A thousand years of youth!

Bide always green in our young hearts,
Arbre Fée de Bourlemont!
And we shall always youthful be,
Not heeding Time his flight;
And when, in exile wand'ring, we
Shall fainting yearn for glimpse of thee,
O, rise upon our sight!”
Mark Twain, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Vol 1

Mark Twain
“The governor had made up his mind to one thing: Joan was either a witch or a saint, and he meant to find out which it was.”
Mark Twain, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2

G.K. Chesterton
“She(Joan of Arc) put her dreams and her sentiment into her aims, where they ought to be; she put her practicality into her practice. In modern Imperial wars, the case is reversed. Our dreams, our aims are always, we insist, quite practical. It is our practice that is dreamy.”
G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered

Abhijit Naskar
“Even though the world hails Joan of Arc as some sort of hero, which she undoubtedly was, what pains me the most is that her pathological condition ultimately led to her demise at the age of only nineteen.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Head on the crown and feet on the crowd,
That's how the French Revolution started.
Kings too proud, and people who bowed,
That's never a good tale to get mparted.

An evolution needs a revolution,
A revolution leads to a solution,
People have to follow intuition,
Then it will all come to fruition.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Memoirs of An Amazon

N.M. Kelby
“Earlier that morning, Escoffier ad brought up a large bucket of white rose petals, white violets and vanilla orchids that he'd been thinking of creating a dish with. The pâtissier had crystalized some of the flowers, and left him a plate of meringue shells, a handful of vanilla beans and fresh cream. He wanted to create a new dish for Sarah, a sweet, something surprising, something to engage her. She'd been playing Joan of Arc, the virgin saint, a seventeen-year-old girl. It was a role she made famous, difficult at any age, but for a woman in her mid-forties, it was nearly impossible.
Escoffier tossed a handful of white rose petals into Rosa's bathwater.
The white skin. The white roses. 'The essence of Saint Joan is in shades of white, like shades of innocence.'
'Spun sugar,' he thought. 'Vanilla cream, of course.”
N.M. Kelby, White Truffles in Winter

Lidia Yuknavitch
“One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are, and to live without belief-that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch
“The first time, I was very much afraid. Then I was not. And never have been after”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan

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