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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Marie Antoinette on cake, boredom, princess, dreams, queen, attributed, history, revolution, France, humor and rich.

10 Top Marie Antoinette Quotes

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Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, popularly known as Marie Antoinette, was the last Queen of France before the onset of French Revolution. Antoinette married Louis-Auguste, who went on to become King Louis XVI. Despite her initial popularity with the masses, Maria’s adulation from her subjects dissolved over a period of time due her alleged promiscuity, extravagant spendthrift lifestyle and friendship with French enemies. Eventually, she was tagged as “Madame Deficit” especially after the ‘Diamond Necklace Affair’ in which Marie embezzled large sum of fraudulent money from the crown jewelers over a fake necklace. This added fuel to the already ignited fire against the French monarchs which culminated into the French Revolution. After the abolishment of Monarchy in 1792, Maria was guillotined at Place de la Révolution on account of high treason by Revolutionary Tribunals. There is a school of thought which believes that Marie Antoinette was the living embodiment of what was wrong during the Monarch regime. Though many counter this argument by portraying Antoinette as the scapegoat for political and hierarchical turmoil prevalent in the regime. Let us go through some of the most intriguing quotes and thoughts from this controversial figure in French history which has been excerpted from her work and life. Following are the most famous quotations and sayings by Marie Antoinette.

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

- Marie Antoinette

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.

- Marie Antoinette

Let them eat cake.

- Marie Antoinette

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?

- Marie Antoinette

When everyone else is losing their heads, it is important to keep yours.

- Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette. Her last words were,"Pardon me sir. I did not mean to do it,"to a man whose foot she stepped on before she was executed by the guillotine

- Marie Antoinette

But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?

- Marie Antoinette

Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Je ne l’ai pas fait exprs

- Marie Antoinette

I am terrified of being bored.

- Marie Antoinette

Adieu, dear heart, nothing but death can make me cease to love you.

- Marie Antoinette