Tear Jerker: "Pardon me, monsieur; I did not do it on purpose." — Her last words before being executed, after accidentally stepping on the foot of her executioner.
- Even more so, she was publicly accused at her trial of personally masturbating her son, the Dauphin — no more than 8 when he was taken from her by the Revolutionaries. As Carlyle tells it:
Scandalous Hébert has borne his testimony as to many things: as to one thing, concerning Marie-Antoinette and her little Son, — wherewith Human Speech had better not further be soiled. She has answered Hébert; a Juryman begs to observe that she has not answered as to this. "I have not answered," she exclaims with noble emotion, "because Nature refuses to answer such a charge brought against a Mother, I appeal to all the Mothers that are here."