92+ Philippa Gregory Quotes On Education, Historical And Romance
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- When a man wants a mystery, it is generally better to leave him mystified. Nobody loves a clever woman.
- Every woman has to have something which singles her out, which catches the eyes, which makes her the center of attention. I am going to be french.
- Just because one man calls him Allah and another calls him God is no reason for believers to be enemies.
- Words have weight, something once said cannot be unsaid. Meaning is like a stone dropped into a pool; the ripples will spread and you cannot know what back they wash against.
- I had never seen a woman in such despair before. It was worse than death, it was a constant longing for death and a constant rejection of life. She lived like darkness in her own day.
- I put the charm bracelet away in the purse and return it to my jewel case. I don't need a spell to foresee the future; I am going to make it happen.
- You can smile when your heart is breaking because you are a woman, and a courtier, and a Howard. That's three reasons for being the most deceitful creature on God's earth.
- For Harry Potter I have all the time in the world.
- Good god what men can do to their brains when their cocks are hard.
- Being a stepmother has worked out very well for me. I love my stepchildren very much.
Philippa Gregory Short Quotes
- I never thought it would end like this. I never thought he would leave me without saying goodbye.
- One never gets the same summer twice.
- When they see us dance. When they see how you look at me. When they see how I smile at you.
- Only fools wait when their enemies are coming, to see if they may prove to be friends.
- I'm utterly indifferent to Kate Middleton's baby.
- Sometimes you cannot help what you hear, you cannot help what you see.
- To save my son, I would plot with the devil himself.
- ... all that that I learn just teaches me that I know nothing.
- He had taken George, my beloved George, from me. And he had taken my other self: Anne.
- I am too dark in my heart tonight.
Philippa Gregory Quotes On Love
There are many sorts of love. And when you love a man who is less than you dreamed, you have to make allowances for the difference between a real man and a dream. Sometimes you have to forgive him. Perhaps you even have to forgive him often. But forgiveness often comes with love. — Philippa Gregory
He promised her that he would give her everything, everything she wanted, as men in love always do. And she trusted him despite herself, as women in love always do. — Philippa Gregory
I love reading and I love thinking - the reason that I love my books so much is that in order to write them I have to read and to think for years at a time about the same period of time. — Philippa Gregory
If there is love enough,then nothing-not nature, not even death itself- can come between two who love each other. — Philippa Gregory
Plainly, she is quite besotted by him,... a girl, a young girl, and she is falling in love for the first time in her life. ...little Kitty Howard at a loss, stumbling in her speech, blushing like a rose, thinking of someone else and not herself is to see a girl become a woman. — Philippa Gregory
Before anything else I was a woman who was capable of passion and who had a great need and a great desire for love. — Philippa Gregory
But young hearts mend easily, and hearts that own half of England have something better to do than to beat faster for love. — Philippa Gregory
I wanted the heat and the sweat and the passion of a man that I could love and trust. And I wanted to give myself to him: not for advantage, but for desire. — Philippa Gregory
But Anne, do you love him?" I asked curiously. The curve of her hood hid all but the corner of her smile. "I am a fool to own it, but I am in a fever for his touch. — Philippa Gregory
It is not love that matters, Mistress Boy, it is what you choose to do with it. What’d you choose to do with yours? — Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory Famous Quotes And Sayings
The wheel of fortune [...] tells us that we all only want victory. We all want to triumph. But we all have to learn to endure what comes. We have to learn to treat misfortune and great fortune with indifference. That is wisdom. — Philippa Gregory
Once more, I am watching the most powerful men in the kingdom bring their power to bear on a woman who has done nothing worse than live to the beat of her own heart, see with her own eyes; but this is not their tempo nor their vision and they cannot tolerate any other. — Philippa Gregory
Take care with your words, Jacquetta, especially in cursing. Only say the things you mean, make sure you lay your curse on the right man. For be very sure that when you put such words out in the world they can overshoot-like an arrow, a curse can go beyond your target and harm another. A wise woman curses very sparingly. — Philippa Gregory
I believe in me, in my view of the world. I believe in my responsibility for my own destiny, guilt for my own sins, merit for my own good deeds, determination of my own life. I don't believe in miracles, I believe in hard work. — Philippa Gregory
Oh yes. Draw your hem back from my mud, little sister. — Philippa Gregory
We might, either of us, be Queen of England and yet we'll always be nothing to our family. — Philippa Gregory
Edward lives as if there is no tomorrow, Richard as if he wants no tomorrow, and George as though someone should give it to him for free. — Philippa Gregory
I have seen sights and travelled in countries you cannot imagine. I have been afraid and I have been in danger, and I have never for one moment thought that I would throw myself at at a man for his help. — Philippa Gregory
She was like a mother to me...and I betrayed as a daughter will betray her mother and yet, never stop loving her. — Philippa Gregory
I was born to be your rival,' she [Anne] said simply. 'And you mine. We're sisters, aren't we? — Philippa Gregory
You can smile when your heart is breaking because you're a woman. — Philippa Gregory
Fortune's wheel takes you very high and then throws you very low, and there is nothing you can do but face the turn of it with courage. — Philippa Gregory
I felt as if we were fighting something worse than Anne, some demon that possessed her, that possessed all of us Boleyns: ambition - the devil that had brought us to this little room and brought my sister to this insane distress and us to this savage battle. — Philippa Gregory
A man will always promise to do more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand. — Philippa Gregory
The truth is the last thing that matters,' she said. 'And you can believe one thing of the truth and me: I keep it well hidden, inside my heart. — Philippa Gregory
When you pray, you know that you want something, that's always the first step. to let yourself know that you want something, that you yearn for it. sometimes that's the hardest thing to do. Because you have to have courage to know what you desire. You have to have courage to acknowledge that you are unhappy without it. — Philippa Gregory
Tell my daughter Elizabeth -- no! Tell all my daughters, everywhere, in all the ages yet to come. Tell them how I died, and why. And tell them to remember this: the future is unwritten. Know your rights. — Philippa Gregory
When a woman thinks her husband is a fool, her marriage is over. They may part in one year or ten; they may live together until death. But if she thinks he is a fool, she will not love him again. — Philippa Gregory
The sons of York will destroy each other, one brother destroying another, uncles devouring nephews, fathers beheading sons. They are a house which has to have blood, and they will shed their own if they have no other enemy. — Philippa Gregory
He is my brother. She is my sister. Come what will, they are my kin. — Philippa Gregory
Katherine of Aragon was speaking out for the women of the country, for the good wives who should not be put aside just because their husbands had taken a fancy to another, for the women who walked the hard road between kitchen, bedroom, church and childbirth. For the women who deserved more than their husband's whim. — Philippa Gregory
When it's done, it's done. And no one will know until it's done. — Philippa Gregory
In Spain," indeed! He would have got no closer than the Indies if I had not showed him how to do it. Stupid puppy. — Philippa Gregory
You have to choose the best, every day, without compromise...guided by your own virtue and highest ambition — Philippa Gregory
One’s lover is one’s partner in observing and understanding the world. Marriage is a place where joint narratives are composed. If the lover is a liar then all your joint observations are unreliable. You will have to start all over again. — Philippa Gregory
For he loved her and he understood that a woman cannot always live as a man. He understood that she cannot always think as he thought, walk as he walked, breathe the air that he took in. She would always be a different being from him, listening to a different music, hearing a different sound, familiar with a different element. — Philippa Gregory
When they launch snakes you'll have your namesake. — Philippa Gregory
I would know you anywhere for my true love. Whoever I was and whoever you were, I would know you at once for my true love. — Philippa Gregory
In a way. Magic is the act of making a wish come about. Like praying, like plotting, like herbs, like exerting your will on the world, making something happen. — Philippa Gregory
I love going to London for a couple of days but I need to be in the country. I like the silence, the smell and the seasonal changes, especially in spring and summer. I really feel that I belong there. — Philippa Gregory
We're going' Anne said firmly. So soon?' Percy pleaded. 'But stars come out at night.' Then they fade at dawn', Anne replied. 'This star needs to veil herself in darkness. — Philippa Gregory
Some women attract desire. Others do not. — Philippa Gregory
It is no small thing, this, for a woman: freedom. — Philippa Gregory
War does not answer war, war does not finish war. The only ending is peace. — Philippa Gregory
Although some people think I am a romantic novelist I have always thought of myself as a rather gritty radical historian. — Philippa Gregory
Good Evening , Sir John. I hope that you will accept a little gift from me.' I should be honored, Your Majesty.' I want to give you a little carved stool from my privy chambers. A pretty little piece from France. I hope you will like it.' I should be grateful.' It is for your daughter. For Jane. To sit on. She seems not to have a seat of her own but she must borrow mine. — Philippa Gregory
Anyone can attract a man. The trick is to keep him. — Philippa Gregory
I have learned the power of surviving. — Philippa Gregory
En Ma Fin Est Ma Commencement - In my end is my beginning. — Philippa Gregory
True obedience can only happen when you secretly think you know better, and you choose to bow your head. Anything short of that is just agreement, and any ninny-in-waiting can agree. — Philippa Gregory
But I don't forget and I don't forgive. — Philippa Gregory
They say that at the mountain pass he looked back at his kingdom, his beautiful kingdom, and wept, and his mother told him to weep like a woman for what he could not hold as a man. — Philippa Gregory
If it means something, take it to heart. If it means nothing, it's nothing. Let it go. — Philippa Gregory
She looked at me as if for a moment she would seek someone who would understand the dreadful predicament of a woman, in this world ruled by men. — Philippa Gregory
Yes, Your Grace," I correct her. "I am My Lady, the King's Mother, now, and you shall curtsey to me, as low as to a queen of royal blood. This was my destiny: to put my son on the throne of England, and those who laughed at my visions and doubted my vocation will call me My Lady, the King's Mother, and I shall sign myself Margaret Regina: Margaret R. — Philippa Gregory
...Your trouble, William, is that you have no ambition. You don't see that there is in life only ever one goal.' 'And what is that?' More', George said simply. 'Just more of anything. More of everything. — Philippa Gregory
I would play ball with Catherine, and hide and seek: Not a very challenging game in an open meadow, but she was still at the age where she believed that if she shut her eyes and buried her head under a shawl then she could not be seen. — Philippa Gregory
If it has to be done at all, it must be done with grace. — Philippa Gregory
I am in the interesting position of being sometimes skimmed by the critics and called literature and sometimes called historical fiction. — Philippa Gregory
I shall be dark and French and fashionable and difficult. And you shall be sweet and open and English and fair. What a pair we shall be! What man can resist us? — Philippa Gregory
Jane," I said quietly. She opened her eyes, she had been far away in prayer. "Yes, Mary? Forgive me, I was praying." "If you go on flirting with the king with those sickly little smiles, one of us Boleyns is going to scratch your eyes out. — Philippa Gregory
I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire. — Philippa Gregory
I would be very, very uncomfortable at teaching, at dreaming to teach, people things. — Philippa Gregory
Wealth means nothing at all if you do not know, to the last penny, what your fortune is. You might as well be poor if you do not know what you have. — Philippa Gregory
...you have to have faith that you are doing God's will. Sometimes you will not understand. Sometimes you will doubt. But if you are doing God's will, you can't be wrong, you can't go wrong. — Philippa Gregory
He may well speak French and Latin and half a dozen languages, but since he has nothing to say – what good are they? — Philippa Gregory
I turn around from the window and for the first time I see him... It is Richard, smiling at my surprise. I run to him, without thinking what I am doing. I run to the first friendly face that I have seen since Christmas, and in a moment I am in his arms and he is holding me tightly and kissing my face, my closed eyes, my smiling mouth, kissing me till I am breathless and have to pull away from him. — Philippa Gregory
The world hasn't changed that much; men still rule. — Philippa Gregory
the bird sings as if to say that delight is easy, for those who desire it — Philippa Gregory
Yes, but either way, shamed or not, I shall be Queen of England, and this is the last time you will sit in my presence. — Philippa Gregory
I have given my word that only death will take me from you. — Philippa Gregory
Stars in the night,' he said. 'Something something something something, some delight — Philippa Gregory
Life Lessons by Philippa Gregory
- Philippa Gregory's work emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting different perspectives, as well as the power of storytelling to bring people together.
- Her novels also highlight the need to recognize and challenge the injustices of the past, in order to create a better future.
- Finally, Gregory's work emphasizes the importance of resilience and strength in the face of adversity.
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