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Queen Elizabeth I Quotes


"No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Queen Elizabeth, she's the ultimate hypocrite!" - Chris Jericho

"I'd like to be Queen Elizabeth." - Macy Gray

"She is the rock 'n' roll queen. Weirdly enough, that is one of the things her reign will be remembered for. Queen Elizabeth I, we remember Raleigh; Queen Elizabeth II it's gonna be the Beatles." - Paul Mccartney

"If only Queen Elizabeth II had the intellectual, political and linguistic skills of Queen Elizabeth I, many people would support giving her some of the powers of an elected president." - A N Wilson

"If Queen Elizabeth knighthooded me and I would get the title Sir Usain Bolt. That sounds very nice." - Usain Bolt

"There's four biggies. There was Elizabeth I, George III, Victoria, and the current queen, who really dominated four eras." - Geoffrey Rush

"[Queen Elizabeth] is just the granny queen! She's our granny queen who shakes people's hands!" - Vanessa Kirby

"There's only one Elizabeth like me and that's the Queen." - Elizabeth Arden

"It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent." - Russell Baker

"Like the Elizabeth I play, Queen Elizabeth is a monarch who actually moves with the times. She gets new information, assimilates it, and changes in order the fit in with the way the world is moving. I admire that." - Samuel Barnett

"I knew Queen Elizabeth didn't do any laundry! I knew I wasn't going to be doing laundry. I was going to be singing." - Cyndi Lauper

"There is only one heaven, one earth and one queen (me) Queen Elizabeth is an impostor." - Dinah Washington

"I don't apologize for my diamonds, Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, or anything. Look, Queen Elizabeth has more diamonds than me. Why don't people attack her for it?" - Kimora Lee Simmons

"Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry." - Elizabeth I

"You know, not even your British Queen is called just Elizabeth - she's Elizabeth the Second. There's only one Imelda." - Imelda Marcos

"Miss Wynter, I think you should be the evil queen," Harriet said. "There's an evil queen?" Daniel echoed. With obvious delight. "Of course," Harriet replied. "Every good play has an evil queen." Frances actually raised her hand. "And a un-" "Don't say it," Elizabeth growled. Frances crossed her eyes, put her knife to her forehead in an approximation of a horn, and neighed." - Julia Quinn

"Miss Wynter, I think you should be the evil queen," Harriet said. "There's an evil queen?" Daniel echoed. With obvious delight. "Of course," Harriet replied. "Every good play has an evil queen." Frances actually raised her hand. "And a un-" "Do' say it," Elizabeth growled. Frances crossed her eyes, put her knife to her forehead in an approximation of a horn, and neighed." - Julia Quinn

"Queen Elizabeth, who said, Not now, I'm on the throne. Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"I felt quite a responsibility when I played Elizabeth I but nobody here remembers her! And then I felt a responsibility when I played Queen Victoria but not many people remember her." - Judi Dench

"I actually got to perform for Queen Elizabeth, and I got to meet her after the show. She said she thought my performance was beautiful and I got to shake her hand and it was just an incredible moment." - Jake Shimabukuro

"It was a saying of an ancient philosopher, which I find some of our writers have ascribed to Queen Elizabeth, who perhaps might have taken occasion to repeat it, that a good face is a letter of recommendation." - Joseph Addison

"Can I tell you who is the most important fashion icon in the world? Queen Elizabeth of England. Think about that. She has never put her foot anywhere wrong and always looks fantastic." - Carolina Herrera

"I think about the kinds of gardens that Queen Elizabeth put up. She made gardens in the shape of an "E," for Elizabeth, just one more way in which she used symbolism to solidify her reign: appearing as the Virgin Queen, for example, or wearing a dress embroidered with eyes and ears to indicate that she knew all that was going on in her castle; she had spies." - Martha Ronk

"I think there are a number of reasons, not least of which is the personality of the Queen [ Elizabeth II]. It's very easy to underrate her significance. I think she finds the Commonwealth and her position as Head of the Commonwealth infinitely more interesting than being the Queen of England, because she has no significant role in the latter." - Bob Hawke

"I guess I've grown to admire Queen Elizabeth II more. I've always struggled with my feelings about the Royal Family. I am a supporter. I'm not someone who thinks we should get rid of them. But what I've struggled with is the lack of emotionality that the Queen seems to share." - Samuel Barnett

"This Earle of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen Elizabeth, happened to let a Fart, at which he was so abashed and ashamed that he went to Travell, 7 yeares. On his returne the Queen welcomed him home, and sayd, My Lord, I had forgott the Fart." - John Aubrey

"The Queen Elizabeth II provides vast amounts of entertainment for an age that has forgotten how to amuse itself unaided." - Hans Koning

"Queen Elizabeth of England is the real fashion icon of the century. And she has a sense of humor." - Carolina Herrera

"Some years later I met Queen Elizabeth II, in our capital Ottawa at a Canada Day celebration. David Foster and I were doing the show and we both met her afterwards. She told me how much she loved the Canadian Railroad Trilogy. She looked at me and said, "oh, that song", and then said again, "that song", and that was all she said." - Gordon Lightfoot

"It's no stretch to picture me standing next to Al Pacino or Robert De Niro. Those are ethnic New York men. I'm an ethnic New York girl. Everybody has their limitations. I mean, I should never be cast as Queen Elizabeth." - Ellen Barkin

"The personality of the Queen [ Elizabeth II]... For instance, once she goes - if she's ever going to die, it seems to be questionable - if Charles [of Wales] were there, whether there'd be the same sort of cement is very questionable, I think." - Bob Hawke

"There are certain historical figures of such importance that we need to know everything about them, which is why books about Napoleon, Lincoln, Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth I, and the great religious founders continue to proliferate; these lives require constant reevaluation and interpretation." - Robert Gottlieb

"I think that the benefit of playing someone like Queen Elizabeth is that so much has been written about her, and there's so much speculation about her - was she a hermaphrodite? She's so mythologised, and there are a lot of images of her." - Cate Blanchett

"...dearest, loveliest Elizabeth [...] By you, I was properly humbled." - Jane Austen

"Since Elizabeth, I certainly live a healthier lifestyle." - Evan Dando

"I was named after my two grandmothers - Julia Elizabeth." - Julie Andrews

"If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing." - Vivienne Westwood

"It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II." - Kingman Brewster Jr

"As a director, my job is to spend money, and the producer's is to save money. Masoom, Bandit Queen and the first Queen Elizabeth have been my most uncompromised films." - Shekhar Kapur

"Daniel, I did not knowwhat I wanted when I was agirl. And then I was a fool in every sense of the word. And now that I am a woman grown, I know that I love you and I want this son of yours, and our children who will come. I have seen a woman break her heart for love: my Queen Mary. I have seen another break her soul to avoid it: my Princess Elizabeth. I don't want to be Mary or Elizabeth, I want to be me: Hannah Verde Carpenter." "And we shall live somewhere that we can follow our belifs without danger," he insisted. "Yes," I said, "in the England that Elizabeth will make." - Philippa Gregory

"When I spoke at the St. Lawrence Seaway ceremonies in 1969, I borrowed some words from the monument there which I had joined Queen Elizabeth in dedicating just 10 years before. That monument, as its inscription puts it, 'bears witness to the common purpose of two nations whose frontiers are the frontiers of friendship, whose ways are the ways of freedom, whose works are the works of peace'." - Richard M. Nixon

"I would not be a rose upon the wall A queen might stop at, near the palace-door, To say to a courtier, "Pluck that rose for me, It's prettier than the rest." O Romney Leigh! I'd rather far be trodden by his foot, Than lie in a great queen's bosom." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"He loves not well whose love is bold! I would not have thee come too nigh. The sun's gold would not seem pure gold Unless the sun were in the sky: To take him thence and chain him near Would make his beauty disappear. William Winter, Love's Queen. The unconquerable pang of despised love." - William Wordsworth

"I feel like I'm a drag queen." - Maya Rudolph

"I can't be the candy queen forever." - Katy Perry

"Monarchs not only fashion their age, but are fashioned by it, so that they can become a sort of personification of the age. If Elizabeth I, independent, strong, represents the age of Shakespeare's heroines, a woman's heyday, Victoria represents another image of womanhood, predominant in the nineteenth century: a woman who, although queen in her own right, leaned on her husband, looked up to him, and went into perpetual mourning after his death. The feminist movement filled her with shocked horror and outrage." - Eva Figes

"Imagine that Queen Elizabeth I, in her time, had the opportunity to give out a monopoly for playing cards within the kingdom. She knew she was going to give it to one of her courtiers. These courtiers would then all try to curry her favour. Meanwhile, they would not contribute anything to the product of the kingdom, in fact, they were wasting resources trying to secure a single prize. That, more or less, is rent seeking." - James M. Buchanan

"One other thing: at the meeting in Canada, [there was] the coup in Fiji. This comes to an important part of the Commonwealth: the role of the Queen [Elizabeth II]. I had absolutely just enormous respect for her as leader of the Commonwealth. You could talk to her about any of the fifty-one countries of the Commonwealth and you could have an intelligent conversation with her about the economics, the politics. She really immersed herself in the Commonwealth." - Bob Hawke

"I never liked Queen. I can honestly say I hated Queen and everything that they did." - Robert Smith

"I think a Donald Trump presidency sets up an Elizabeth Warren ascendancy. And it not Elizabeth Warren, someone of her ilk. And I think that's dreadful." - Bret Stephens

"I don't want to be a queen. I want to be the queen." - George R R Martin

"I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen." - Sheila Jackson Lee

"I am definitely the queen. I definitely see myself as the queen." - Lil' Kim

"The cheapest of all things is kindness, its exercise requiring the least possible trouble and self-sacrifice. Win hearts, said Burleigh to Queen Elizabeth, and you have all men's hearts and purses." - Samuel Smiles

"I fell in love with books at the Elizabeth Public Library when I was four..." - Judy Blume

"I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned." - Abigail Williams

"I've waited all my life to say this... I weigh less than Elizabeth Taylor!" - Totie Fields

"I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony. [Elizabeth]" - Jane Austen

"Elizabeth Taylor is not beautiful, she is pretty-I was beautiful." - Ava Gardner

"Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together. She's a very beautiful, confident woman" - Brendan Fraser

"Elizabeth I was my favourite monarch though, what an inspiration, she did great things for women." - Kirsty Gallacher

"I've come close to death more times than Elizabeth Taylor has said 'I do.'" - Mireya Mayor

"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!- Elizabeth Bennet" - Jane Austen

"Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together. She's a very beautiful, confident woman." - Brendan Fraser

"People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz." - Elizabeth Taylor

"I am a big Bewitched fan... something about the way Elizabeth Montgomery twitched her nose." - Barry Williams

"A dead body was discovered this week on the grounds of a country estate owned by Queen Elizabeth. The queen said today she hopes this serves as a reminder to anybody on her staff that there is a right way and a wrong way to polish sterling silver." - Jay Leno

"I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire." - Vivienne Westwood

"I'm the queen of festivities, that's all I can say." - Mariah Carey

"The only queen I ever dressed was Eva Peron." - Christian Dior

"Great. Now the queen thought I was a misfit, too." - Kiera Cass

"I think Queen Elisabeth II is a charming woman." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"I am the queen of everything. Every woman is." - Karrine Steffans

"I love all things Queen - their songs are epic storytelling." - Nina Arianda

"I love drama - mum calls me a Drama Queen!" - Tahyna Tozzi

"I hate it when people call me a teen queen." - Lindsay Lohan

"I don't want to be Christina Aguilera. I want to be Amy Lee, rock queen - not sex queen." - Amy Lee

"Lady Queen," he said, "You've given me all I want. You're the queen a librarian dreams of." - Kristin Cashore

"I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country." - Diana, Princess of Wales

"I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country." - Princess Diana

"Mary Queen of Scots is the most 'normal' girl who became a queen that I have ever written about." - Kathryn Lasky

"I love you, Elizabeth... and more than that, I like you. I enjoy spending time with you." - Nicholas Sparks

"I didn't know I was compared to Elizabeth Montgomery, but I think that I'm in very good company with her." - Barbara Eden

"I thought I had a handle on my priorities before Elizabeth and I lost our oldest son to stillbirth." - Peter Roskam

"Burleigh, absolutely; and a lot about Elizabeth. I mean I found when I play Henry V a lot of connections with the hidden history of the connection between Francis Bacon and Elizabeth." - Mark Rylance

"I am a huge admirer of Elizabeth I, and this intriguing biography gives a wonderful picture of the era." - Barbara Taylor Bradford

"Of course I had written a film about Elizabeth I, and I loved the Tudor period, and I think at the time Working Title and I had debated on whether to do Elizabeth I or Henry VIII. I'd always wanted to do Henry VIII. Like Elizabeth, I'd had this feeling that it had never properly been addressed." - Michael Hirst

"'Civilians' is a term I love. It's what Elizabeth Hurley used to describe people who weren't on TV." - Alan Carr

"Elizabeth Kennedy is so chic. Her gowns have such structure, I feel like a work of art." - Mindy Kaling

"Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric." - Hugh Grant

"His gaze held hers, and his voice was tender and rough. "Love me, Elizabeth." Elizabeth felt a tremor run through her entire body, but she looked at him without flinching. "I do." - Judith Mcnaught

"I do think that Hillary Clinton risks looking like she`s imitating Elizabeth Warren when she starts doing it. She`ll look like Elizabeth the Second. And nobody is electing anybody a second of anything." - Chris Matthews

"Queen Elizabeth, in her hard, wise way, writing to a mother who had lost her son, tells her that she will be comforted in time; and why should she not do for herself what the mere lapse of time will do for her?" - Richard Bentley

"Of course we have Queen Elizabeth as head of state, but in many ways we are a kind of republic. We don't have royals in Australia, so it was kind of unusual to run into those kind of people. But aside from that it was quite ordinary." - Mary Elizabeth Donaldson

"Of course we have Queen Elizabeth as head of state, but in many ways we are a kind of republic. We don't have royals in Australia, so it was kind of unusual to run into those kind of people. But aside from that it was quite ordinary." - Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

"Say 'Toronto' or 'Ontario,' and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America: a United States with a welfare regime and a more polite street etiquette, and the additionally reassuring visage of Queen Elizabeth on the currency." - Christopher Hitchens

"I feel like I have an inner drag queen. Or rather, I feel like I was a drag queen in a past life." - Rumer Willis

"I'd like to be a queen of people's hearts, in people's hearts, but I don't see myself being Queen of this country. I don't think many people will want me to be Queen." - Diana, Princess of Wales

"I mean, come on, Beyonce's the queen of pop music. She's the queen. If you could run for queen... I would put her name in the suggestion box. She's incredible." - Darren Criss

"I do think of myself as a queen, but I don't think I'm the only queen. There's room for other queens. We reign over different kingdoms." - Madonna Ciccone

"I'll have to have a palace, of course. I may not be a princess, but I am a movie queen, and every queen should have a palace." - Jayne Mansfield

"I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen." - Patti Labelle

"I think I was always a drama queen. I really, really, really loved playing pretend." - Kathryn Hahn

"I have named you queen. There are taller than you, taller. There are purer than you, purer. There are lovelier than you, lovelier. But you are the queen." - Pablo Neruda

"It is as queen of Canada that I am here. Queen of Canada and all Canadians, not just one or two ancestral strains." - Queen Elizabeth II

"I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people." - Elizabeth I

"I love Queen Latifah! Queen Latifah is so beautiful! Every time you see her, if it's in a cosmetics ad, or on the red carpet, she's always flawless." - Yvette Nicole Brown

"I don't think the media circus has ever been a shock to my life seeing as I was with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when I was 17." - Francesca Annis

"If I were queen, I should command Madame de Stael to talk to me every day." - Madame de Tesse

"I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf" - Parker Posey

"I swear again, I would not be a queen For all the world." - William Shakespeare

"In my work and what I do, I am Queen of the Universe every day!" - Lady Gaga

"I was not as I was when good Cinara was my queen." - Horace

"I was only saying to the Queen the other day how I hate name dropping." - Douglas Fairbanks Jr

"I always wanted to act. I guess I've always been a bit of a drama queen." - Samantha Isler

"I wasn't playing a drag queen - I was playing an extraordinary performer." - John Lone

"I was homecoming queen. I was star of my basketball team." - Marla Maples

"I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf." - Parker Posey

"I quite love sequins; I think it's the drag queen in me." - Sienna Miller

"I don't sing for anybody. I wouldn't sing for the Queen dear." - Joan Sutherland

"I would live in a communist country providing I was the Queen." - Stella Adler

"I love the Queen. I've had a crush on her since I was eight." - Jools Holland

"I like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, as its great for soothing dry skin and adding shine. I use it instead of balm, too." - Ashley Madekwe

"I like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, as it's great for soothing dry skin and adding shine. I use it instead of balm, too." - Ashley Madekwe

"It is a pity that Elizabeth and I cannot marry each other. Our children would have gained mastery over the whole world." - Pope Sixtus V

"You are the only person who loves me in the world," said Elizabeth. "When you talk to me I smell violets." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"You know you were with the lessers, true?" Butch lifted one of his busted-up hands. "And here I thought I'd been to Elizabeth Arden." - J.R. Ward

"I hate it when people say, Mary Elizabeth, this may be hell, but the movie is going to be sooo good." - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

"The public me, the one named Elizabeth Taylor, has become a lot of hokum and fabrication - a bunch of drivel - and I find her slightly revolting." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Elizabeth is smart, ruthless, and emotionally damaged ... [i]f Elizabeth's brain was a person, it would have scars, tattoos, and be missing one eye." - Max Barry

"Certainly from the rehearsal process with Elizabeth I think it was very clear. Well let me start again. We were initially supposed to be more combative." - Jennifer Beals

"I hate it when people say, Mary Elizabeth, this may be hell, but the movie is going to be sooo good." - Mary Elizabeth Mastranton

"I use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, 12, on my lips, and my arms if they're sunburned. I'm past caring that sunbathing is dangerous." - Jane Birkin

"I live in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. and spend time in the West Village, where my wife Elizabeth Cotnoir, a writer-producer and documentary filmmaker, has an office." - Howard Shore

"English food writer Elizabeth David, cook and author Richard Olney and the owner of Domaine Tempier Lulu Peyraud have all really inspired the way I think about food." - Alice Waters

"I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well." - Lindsay Lohan

"Sometimes I joke that I'm an Elizabethan who's had the misfortune to be alive during the reign of the wrong Elizabeth." - George Fetherling

"I wish you to become who you -were born to be. To become queen." - Sarah J. Maas

"I may be a princess, but I'm definitely not a drama queen." - Carole Radziwill

"I don't mind foreigners. God save the queen!" he squeaked and ran." - Jeaniene Frost

"The Swendish queen- whose name I could' pronounce to save my life." - Kiera Cass

"In France, I would like to worth with Patrice Chereau, who made Queen Margot." - Louis Garrel

"I am Devlin, brother and advisor to the High Queen, assassin, and keeper of order." - Melissa Marr

"I have seen the future of pop music and it is a band called Queen." - Jac Holzman

"I've nothing against the Queen personally: I had lunch at the Palace once upon a time." - Seamus Heaney

"If I hadn't been a woman, I'd have been a drag queen" - Dolly Parton

"I can't think of anybody we toured with that had more impact on us than Queen." - Phil Ehart

"I'm rather hoping to find the Evil Queen. I think she'd be much more fun." - Jude Deveraux

"The Swendish queen- whose name I couldn't pronounce to save my life." - Kiera Cass



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