the one for whom the sun shines.. -Ramses II
After all, that's why we read historical fiction-to be transported to another time, and to be astonished at ancient people's lives and traditions, just as they would probably be astonished at ours.
there is nothing to fear but fear itself yet even then fear shouldn't be feared because fear cannot take what is protected by change
There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate. —MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
These will be my last moments of peace. . . . From now on, my love. . . will bring nothing but chaos.
This is how memories are; what seems so clear and unforgettable at one moment vanishes like steam the next.
What I think and what Iam prepared to say are entirely different things.
But that's how the heart is. Stubborn and foolish.
You can't change the desert. You can only take the fastest course through it. Wishing it's an oasis won't make it so.
You'll know if he loves you by how long he's willing to fight.
Her beauty might fascinate men, but it was difficult to charm them when she stood mute. . . .
I don't think unhappiness is fated.
I'm not staring. I'm observing. . . . And what do you observe? . . . A brave young woman who has always fought for what was right, even when it was unpopular.
My love is unique an none can rival her. Just by passing, she has already stolen away my heart.
I'd always thought I would feel like an animal released from its cage when my student days were finished, I felt more like a bird that had been pushed from its nest and told it must fly.
I held Nefertiti's body closer to mine, trying to press her spirit into me, to bring it back. But the reign of Nefertiti was finished. She was gone from Egypt.
Even in the most wretched life, there’s hope.
You will never have to marry for money. You will never have to depend on anyne but yourself.
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. —SUZANNE NECKER, WIFE OF JACQUES NECKER, MINISTER OF FINANCE
Nothing is forever...nothing lasts.
And when that time comes, let's hope your friends outnumber your enemies.
...she refused to leave anything to someone else that she could do better herself.
Now you are no longer a giggling child, smiling at whoever comes along. You are a woman with power. Learn to control your smile, and you can control what men will think about you.
That's because I've learned how to use it [smile], Woserit said. I don't pass it out like an old woman giving free milk to the village cats. It's something that must be controlled, and for you especially. You use it on anyone. You must learn to be more judicious.
You want it to feel like a surprise. You want to keep him guessing whether he'll make you smile entirely so that when you do, he will feel like he's been given a gift.
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