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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Nothing is forever...nothing lasts.
I wonder if our names determine our destiny, or if destiny leads us to choose certain names.
...she refused to leave anything to someone else that she could do better herself.
And when that time comes, let's hope your friends outnumber your enemies.
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.
I understand that you are still grieving. But we will always be grieving.
Why does life carry some people on the crest of the wave while others drown beneath the water?
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.
Things change, and not always for the better.
You'll know if he loves you by how long he's willing to fight.
These will be my last moments of peace. . . . From now on, my love. . . will bring nothing but chaos.
What I think and what Iam prepared to say are entirely different things.
But that's how the heart is. Stubborn and foolish.
I always thought the purpose of time was to move forward, not backward.
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