The Queen Quotes

Quotes tagged as "the-queen" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Kiera Cass
“I’d decided that I was going to stop dressing like a princess and start dressing like a queen.”
Kiera Cass, The Queen

Kiera Cass
“And when he broke, it was a miracle he managed to find all the pieces of himself again.”
Kiera Cass, Happily Ever After

Sally Bedell Smith
“Thatcher once said that if she were a visitor from Mars required to create a constitutional system, "I would set up ... a hereditary monarchy, wonderfully trained, in duty and in leadership which understands example, which is always there, which is above politics, for which the whole nation has an affection and which is a symbol of patriotism.”
Sally Bedell Smith, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

Alan Bennett
“Archbishop. Why do I never read the lesson?”

“I beg your pardon, ma’am?”

“In church. Everybody else gets to read and one never does. It’s not laid down, is it? It’s not off-limits?”

“Not that I’m aware, ma’am.”

“Good. Well in that case I’m going to start. Leviticus, here I come. Goodnight.”

The archbishop shook his head and went back to Strictly Come Dancing.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Kiera Cass
“He was composed, polite, and intelligent. All the things a prince should be.”
Kiera Cass, Happily Ever After

Kiera Cass
“This was joy. This was love. So many words you hear about or read about and I knew them.”
Kiera Cass, The Queen

Kiera Cass
“Watching the abuse and worry he dealt with firsthand made me see how time and fear could shape a person into someone who is, by most accounts, evil.”
Kiera Cass, Happily Ever After

Christina L. Barr
“My entire life, I saw myself as the beautiful damsel or the graceful maiden. I was the princess searching for her knight. But with my newfound abilities, I finally discovered that, after all this time, I was the powerful witch.”
Christina L Barr

James Morcan
“Contrary to the myth that the British Royals were no longer all-powerful, it was common knowledge within Omega and other organizations in the know that they remained one of the most dominant forces on the planet. The Royals were totally comfortable with the mass populace believing they’d passed their heyday. That belief allowed them to control things behind the scenes with effortless ease. And control they did, in every way imaginable.”
James Morcan, The Orphan Factory

James Morcan
“Despite the absence of Queen Elizabeth II’s name in annual Forbes Rich Lists, everyone in the room was aware the Queen was one of the wealthiest people in the world, if not the wealthiest. However, hers and the House of Windsor’s assets and income were mostly non-declared.”
James Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

Christina L. Barr
“You think I’m perfect, but I feel like a songbird trapped in a cage.”
Christina L. Barr, The Queen

Tiffany Reisz
“Why does it always have to hurt so much?” Kingsley asked.



Nora smiled. “God’s a sadist. That’s why.”

“You think so?”

“Oh, I know so,” Nora said. “I’m a writer. I do what God does in miniature every time I write a book. I create worlds and people out of nothing—ex nihilo—and I torture the fuck out of them for four hundred pages.”

“Because you’re a sadist?”

“Partly that. Plus...if I didn’t torture them it would be a real fucking short book. And trust me on this, King, there is no money in short stories.”

Kingsley laughed and buried his head into her lap again, seeking her comfort and safety and the shelter of someone stronger.

“You’ve solved the oldest theological conundrum of all time,” Kingsley said. “Why does God allow suffering? Because there’s no money in short stories.”

“I’ll tell you one more little secret about being a god. Even though I torture them for four hundred pages, it hurts me to do it.”

“They aren’t real. Why does it hurt?”

“I created them. They’re mine. I love them. God loves us, too, even when He hurts us. Especially when He hurts us, I imagine.”
Tiffany Reisz, The Queen

Holly Black
“I forbid you from speaking aloud about your service to me. I forbid you from putting it into writing or into song. You will never tell anyone of the Roach. You will never tell anyone of any of my spies. You will never reveal their secrets, their meeting places, their safe houses. So long as I live, you will obey this.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Chris Cleave
“Sometimes I feel as lonely as the Queen of England.”
Chris Cleave, Little Bee

“This whole "blue blood" thing is gross and disgusting. The Royals are the original "supremacists" in believing themselves to be apart and above others.”
A.E. Samaan

“We could all stand to learn something from the Queen. Kudos to her for saying with her actions that it's okay to alter tradition and accept people where they are.”
Germany Kent

Kiera Cass
“Still, the ghost of a smirk on his face was enough to paralyze me. I was fine with not seeing more.”
Kiera Cass, The Queen

Kiera Cass
“But underneath that, his laugh was childlike.”
Kiera Cass, The Queen

Kiera Cass
“It was true. He was everything I ever wanted. It was all the strings attached to him that frightened me.”
Kiera Cass, The Queen

Kiera Cass
“It's a strange thing to discover how much you matter to people you didn't really know you mattered to.”
Kiera Cass, The Queen