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
the one for whom the sun shines.. -Ramses II
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.
But 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.
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.
I don't think unhappiness is fated.
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.
This is how memories are; what seems so clear and unforgettable at one moment vanishes like steam the next.
Even in the most wretched life, there’s hope.
There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate. —MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
Things change, and not always for the better.
Why does life carry some people on the crest of the wave while others drown beneath the water?
I wonder if our names determine our destiny, or if destiny leads us to choose certain names.
I always thought the purpose of time was to move forward, not backward.
But that's how the heart is. Stubborn and foolish.
What I think and what Iam prepared to say are entirely different things.
These will be my last moments of peace. . . . From now on, my love. . . will bring nothing but chaos.
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.
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. —SUZANNE NECKER, WIFE OF JACQUES NECKER, MINISTER OF FINANCE
You will never have to marry for money. You will never have to depend on anyne but yourself.
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.
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.
Nothing is forever...nothing lasts.
My love is unique an none can rival her. Just by passing, she has already stolen away my heart.
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