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Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran
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“...we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes not in how many tears we shed but in how we act after those tears have dried.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Sometimes, it is not the kings and queen who make for the most fascinating history but the shadowy souls who happen to be in the right place at the right time.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“What I think and what Iam prepared to say are entirely different things.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“But that's how the heart is. Stubborn and foolish.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Things change, and not always for the better.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Why does life carry some people on the crest of the wave while others drown beneath the water?”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“I always thought the purpose of time was to move forward, not backward.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“History will remember this," she says. "I do not need to.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“I understand that you are still grieving. But we will always be grieving.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“A country is only as strong as its military, and only as moral as the men who serve in its ranks.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Let it be a reminder that nothing in this world can last."
"Even pain," I reply.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“You will never have to marry for money. You will never have to depend on anyne but yourself.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“The only thing money is good for, Marie, is buying time. The time to do the things you like.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Everything looks new, but then that is the nature of science.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. —SUZANNE NECKER, WIFE OF JACQUES NECKER, MINISTER OF FINANCE”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“But there is nothing interesting about being unprepared.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“The Americans are right: there should not be taxation unless the people consent to it. And it should be fair, which means the nobility and clergy should be taxed as well.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long. —MARIE ANTOINETTE”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is . . . the most indispensable of duties. -Marquis de Lafayette”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“death is quick. What is important is the happiness that came before it.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world. -Comte De Mirabeau”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“But it is not an option for women like myself and Rose Bertin. Men want wives who are sweet and good with children, not women who plan and watch the accounts”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“such a short time. I am about to tell our barker,”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud
“our countrymen are starving, she is decorating herself with diamond aigrettes!”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud
“customers away. The Palais-Royal has become a veritable den of iniquity,”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud
“Look at Rose Bertin. From an ordinary seamstress to the milliner”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. —THOMAS JEFFERSON”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself. —JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Repeat the names,” my mother instructs, and we listen while Paschal recites the names of the months.
“Vintage, Fog, Frost, Snow, Rain …” He hesitates on the sixth month.
“Wind,” she says helpfully. We are all sitting at the caissier’s desk, and it is very important he get this right.
“Wind,” he repeats after her. “Seed, Blossoms, M-Mead—”
“Meadows,” I say.
“Meadows, Harvesting, Heat, and Fruit.”
Isabel claps. “Very good.”
“And what year is this?” my mother asks.
Paschal frowns. “Seventeen ninety-three?”
“No,” Isabel says forcefully. “It is Year Two.”
“But I don’t understand.”
“The first year began on September twenty-second, seventeen ninety-two.” The day France declared itself the First Republic.
“But how?” He doesn’t see how he could have been alive before time began.
“That is the decree of the Convention,” she explains.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
“Man was born free and everywhere he is in shackles. –JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

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