History Quotes / MarieAntoinette

19th Jan '16 12:03:43 AM JulianLapostat
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-->-- '''Creator/JeanRenoir'''

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-->-- '''Creator/JeanRenoir'''
'''Creator/JeanRenoir''', ''Renoir on Renoir: Interviews, Essays, and Remarks''
19th Jan '16 12:03:10 AM JulianLapostat
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-->''Enfin je me rappelai le pis-aller d'une grande princesse à qui l'on disait que les paysans n’avaient pas de pain, et qui répondit : « Qu’ils mangent de la brioche. »''

-->''Finally I recalled the last resort of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat brioche."''

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-->''Enfin ->''Enfin je me rappelai le pis-aller d'une grande princesse à qui l'on disait que les paysans n’avaient pas de pain, et qui répondit : « Qu’ils mangent de la brioche. »''

-->''Finally ->''Finally I recalled the last resort of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat brioche."''



-->''It is now ſixteen or ſeventeen years ſince I ſaw the queen of France, then the dauphineſs, at Verſailles ; and ſurely never lighted on this orb, which ſhe hardly ſeemed to touch, a more delightful viſsion. I ſaw her juſt above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated ſphere ſhe juſt began to move in, glittering like the morning-ſtar, full of life, and ſplendor, and joy. Oh ! what a revolution ! and what an heart muſt I have, to contemplate without emotion that elevation and that fall ! Little did I dream that, when ſhe added titles of veneration to thoſe of enthuſiaſtic, diſtant, reſpectful love,that ſhe should ever be obliged to carry the sharp antidote againſt diſgrace concealed in that bosom ; little did I dream that I ſhould have lived to ſee ſuch diſaſters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand ſwords muſt have leaped from their ſcabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with inſult.―But the age of chivalry is gone.―That of that of ſophiſters, śconomiſts, and calculators, has ſucceeded ; and the glory of Europe is extinguiſhed for ever.''

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-->''It ->''It is now ſixteen or ſeventeen years ſince I ſaw the queen of France, then the dauphineſs, at Verſailles ; and ſurely never lighted on this orb, which ſhe hardly ſeemed to touch, a more delightful viſsion. I ſaw her juſt above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated ſphere ſhe juſt began to move in, glittering like the morning-ſtar, full of life, and ſplendor, and joy. Oh ! what a revolution ! and what an heart muſt I have, to contemplate without emotion that elevation and that fall ! Little did I dream that, when ſhe added titles of veneration to thoſe of enthuſiaſtic, diſtant, reſpectful love,that ſhe should ever be obliged to carry the sharp antidote againſt diſgrace concealed in that bosom ; little did I dream that I ſhould have lived to ſee ſuch diſaſters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand ſwords muſt have leaped from their ſcabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with inſult.―But the age of chivalry is gone.―That of that of ſophiſters, śconomiſts, and calculators, has ſucceeded ; and the glory of Europe is extinguiſhed for ever.''


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-> ''"Despite her noble birth, Marie Antoinette was an extremely vulgar woman. The idea of [[SlummingIt playing the shepherdess at the Trianon, for example]], now that's vulgarity! And Marie Antoinette showed her true colors in these kinds of episodes...it seems to me that Marie Antoinette [[HanlonsRazor was above all, and quite simply, very stupid]], really an idiot. All [[ButtMonkey her adventures were grotesque]]: [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her constant compromising, her preromanticism, her unbridled waste, and the story of the necklace and the Trianon]] and running the silk manufacturers of Lyons out of business, because she wanted her undergarments made only from fine linen and said so, proclaimed it, [[SeriousBusiness and waged war on silk]]."''
-->-- '''Creator/JeanRenoir'''
9th Aug '15 4:49:19 AM JulianLapostat
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--> "Antoinette avait résolu [Antoinette had decided]
--> De nous [[PrecisionFStrike faire tomber sur le cul]]; [To drop us on our arses]
--> Mais le coup a manqué [But the plan was foiled]
--> Elle a le nez cassé." [And she fell on her face.]
-->-- '''La Carmagnole''', French-Revolutionary song.
1st Nov '12 11:29:22 AM GhostOfAGeek
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