Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Queen Vic

The following are all quotes attributed to Queen Victoria:

Beware of artists - they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous...

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.

An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful.

Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.

I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.

Everybody grows but me.

For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.

I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.

The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.

When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.

After reading these, I couldn't help but like her a little more.  She was so... prickly and forthright!  Original punk?

Clearly she'd be wearing Vivienne West if alive today.

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