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Famous Quotes
« on: September 30, 2008, 04:50:31 PM »
Does anyone know who originally said:

Etiquette is for people with no breeding and Fashion is for people with no style.

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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 05:36:57 PM »
Does anyone know who originally said:

Etiquette is for people with no breeding and Fashion is for people with no style.

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I don't know, but I like that quote.
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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 06:57:11 AM »
It's attributed to various people, but to Marie of Roumania most frequently.

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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 12:34:55 PM »
C.K.,

Thanks!  I new Marie had often used this qoute but I did not know if she was attibuted with originating it!

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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 01:45:44 PM »
Strange having come from a woman who had neither.

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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 08:02:32 AM »

Strange having come from a woman who had neither.



What makes you say that?

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 09:33:02 AM »
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Strange having come from a woman who had neither.

I've never been a great fan of Marie of Roumania, but I wouldn't have said she was either ill-bred or without style.

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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 11:24:44 AM »
Does anyone have any other great quotes?

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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 07:46:30 AM »
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Strange having come from a woman who had neither.

I've never been a great fan of Marie of Roumania, but I wouldn't have said she was either ill-bred or without style.

Yes, I agree.

Marie developed her own style over the years, as well as her own standards about how life should be lived.  It may well have been her own disastrous trousseau, put together by her mother, who could quite reasonably bear the accusations of being both ill-bred and lacking in style, that led her to develop her own style, as opposed to being a slave to conventional fashion.

We do know though that straight after WW1, being in Paris for the Peace Conference, Marie wasted no time in extensively refurbishing her wardrobe, shopping with the big names of the couture world.

It might be worth remembering that Marie loved a bon mot, and this quote (if in dded it is attributable to her) is typical of her throw away humour......
'For a galant spirit there can never be defeat'....Wallis Windsor

'The important things is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.'......QV

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 02:12:02 AM »
Here are a couple I love!!!

Nancy Astor to Winston Churchill :- If I  were your wife Winston, I'd poison your coffee!
Winston Churchilll:- If I were married to you, I'd drink it!

Psychiatrist to patient:- Are you ever troubled by immoral thoughts?
Patient: - No Doctor. I rather enjoy them.

It is related that Bernard Shaw once asked his dining companion whether she would go to bed with a man for five hundred pounds. The woman smirked and said roguishly:
'Well it would depend on how good looking he was....'
'Would you do it got ten bob? (less than a pound in old money!) enquired Shaw.
'What do you take me for?' burst out the woman.
'We have already settled that question.' said Shaw dryly.'Now we are discussing the price.'

Bessie Braddock:- Sir, you are drunk!
Winston Churchill:- And you, madam, are ugly. But, in the morning I shall be sober.

Margot Asquith made the acquaintance of screen siren, Jean Harlow at a dinner party. Unfortunately,the movie star not only made the faux pas of addressing the Countess by her Christian name, but kept pronouncing Margot as though it rhymed with 'Pot'! After a while the riled Margot turned and said sweetly, 'My dear, the 't' is silent,' adding silkily  'as in Harlow!'


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Re: Famous Quotes
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 07:15:12 AM »
I've always loved Dorothy Parker.  When Clare Boothe Luce motioned to Dorothy Parker to go ahead of her, announcing "Age before beauty", Dorothy Parker swept in front, saying "And pearls before swine". 

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 05:48:16 AM »
Heres one or two I like (not from royals though) :

Talluah Bankhead - "(concerning Bette Davis) Bette and I are good friends. There is nothing I wouldn't say to her face... Both of them "

Winston Churchill - ""A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

Dorothy Parker - " Ducking for apples.  Change one letter and it's the story of my life "