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
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.
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.
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.
...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 don't think unhappiness is fated.
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
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.
You will never have to marry for money. You will never have to depend on anyne but yourself.
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.
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 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?
Her beauty might fascinate men, but it was difficult to charm them when she stood mute. . . .
You'll know if he loves you by how long he's willing to fight.
Things change, and not always for the better.
I wonder if our names determine our destiny, or if destiny leads us to choose certain names.
Nothing is forever...nothing lasts.
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