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Eleanor of Aquitaine Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Eleanor of Aquitaine
  1. #1
    “My, what a greedy little trinity you are: king, king, king. Two of you must learn to live with disappointment.”
  2. #2
    “Henry: Did the Channel part for you?
    Eleanor: It went flat when I told it to. I didn’t think to ask for more. How dear of you to let me out of jail.”
  3. #3
    “Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”
  4. #4
    “When I married Eleanor, I thought: ‘You lucky man. The richest woman in the world. She owns the Aquitaine, the greatest province on the Continent - and beautiful as well.‘”
  5. #5
    “Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It’s 1183 and we’re all barbarians!”
  6. #6
    “Eleanor: After all the years of love, the hair I’ve brushed and braided and the tears I’ve kissed away, do you think I could bring myself to hurt you?
    Alais: Eleanor, with both hands tied behind you.”
  7. #7
    “Alais: You saved them. You maneuvered it.
    Eleanor: Did I?
    Alais: They’re free because of you. They’ll kill him one day; you know that
    Eleanor: The next or the next.”
  8. #8
    “It’s a heavy thing, your nothing. When I write or send for you or speak or reach, your nothings come. Like stones.”
  9. #9
    “For these ten years you’ve lived with everything I’ve lost and loved another woman through it all. And I’m cruel. I could peel you like a pear and God would call it justice ...”