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Eleanor of Aquitaine Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Eleanor of Aquitaine
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“My, what a greedy little trinity you are: king, king, king. Two of you must learn to live with disappointment.”
James Goldman
author
The Lion in Winter
book
Eleanor of Aquitaine
character
disappointment
kings
rivalry
family drama
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“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.”
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“Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”
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“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.‘”
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“Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It’s 1183 and we’re all barbarians!”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“It’s a heavy thing, your nothing. When I write or send for you or speak or reach, your nothings come. Like stones.”
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“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 ...”

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