For she so much preferred a life of valour to one of ease that, when she might have enjoyed the pleasure of royalty, drawn by a womans madness she suddenly plunged into the hazards of war.
— Olaus Magnus
"The merchants' daughters, pale and beautiful,
open the windows, it's normal, there are stars outside,
they appear to be happy, but they should watch out for boredom,
in their golden, enchanted privilege."
— I Nomadi (Italian for "The Nomads"), "Mercanti e servi" (Italian for "Merchants and servants")
"There's nothing more useless than a king's daughter! All a princess is good for is smiling and bowing. Father gets to make all the decisions, while I just stand around looking pretty!"
—Princess Calla, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, "You Snooze, You Lose"
I'm the most powerful girl in the land. With a wave of my hand, I can give a command. But it's just like... whatever, 'cause they don't understand. Look at my life from the outside and sure, I've got servants and tigers and stuff. You're probably thinking, 'She's got everything.' Well it's true, 'cause I do. But so the fuck what? It's not enough! I want a life of adventure, with no orders I have to obey! And dangers galore, 'long as I can be sure that I'm safe and secure at the end of the day! I've got to escape from this palace for a life where I'll truly be free! I'll go live somewhere new; just as big, with a view, and a few dozen servants attending to me! That's all I'm asking for! I just want everything, and more!
—The Princess, Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier, "Everything and More"
"Rebel princess doesn't sit tight. Rebel princess does things her own way."
—Star Butterfly, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, "Raid the Cave"
The ambition of any Princess worthy of the name is not to remain so.
—The Incognito Princess, Sunless Skies
Ozma was up in a tree. Her white dress was covered with twigs and leaves and small rips caused by the branches. She looked down at the Emerald City below hed, feeling rebellious, as search parties scoured the city looking for her.
Ever since she had learned her true identity, there has been endless days of court procedures and formal banquets and meeting with foreign dignitaries, and she was frankly sick of if.
Today she was supposed to meet with the King and Queen of Ev, but she had snuck out of a palace to go tree climbing. There was a tree just outside the palace that was her favorite, and she intended to stay there all day.