If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.

— Marie Antoinette

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I was a queen, and you took away my crown;

a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.


it is the nature of human beings, and especially of the mediocre ones, to wish to change everything. They desire it all the more because they know popularity will accrue rather to those who disturb than to those who maintain order.


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.


We had a beautiful dream and that was all.

The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. I do not even have any regrets.


Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?


Marie Antoinette. Her last words were,"Pardon me sir. I did not mean to do it,"to a man whose foot she stepped on before she was executed by the guillotine


And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.


Qu'ils mangent de la brioche. Let them eat cake. On being told that her people had no bread. Attributed to Marie-Antoinette, but remark is much older. Rousseau refers in his Confessions, 1740, to a similar remark, as a well-known saying. Others attribute the remark to the wife of Louis XIV.


I am terrified of being bored.


Tribulation first makes one realize what one is.


The ministers and the Jacobins are making the king declare war tomorrow on Austria. The ministers are hoping that this move will frighten the Austrians and that within three weeks we will be negotiating (God forbid that this should happen). May we at last be avenged for all the outrages we have suffered from this country!


one's enjoyment is doubled when one can share it with a friend - and where can one find a more affectionate, a more intimate friend than in one's own family?


About Marie Antoinette

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Royalty
Birthday November 2, 1755

I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, which can only apply to felons, but rather to finding your brother again...I seek forgiveness for all whom I know for every harm I may have unwittingly caused them...Adieu, good, gentle sister...I embrace you with all my heart as well as the poor, dear children.


Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father.


I trust we shall never be reduced to the painful extremity of seeking the aid of Mirabeau.


Let them eat cake.


I have come, Sire, to complain of one of your subjects who has been so audacious as to kick me in the belly.


I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.


Courage? The moment when my troubles are going to end is not the moment when my courage is going to fail me.


I had friends. The idea of being forever separated from them and from all their troubles is one of the greatest sorrows that I suffer in dying. Let them at least know that to my latest moment I thought of them.


Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.


I wasn’t raised, I was built.


No, do not love me, it is better to give me death!


But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?