Duchess

Famous quotes containing the word duchess:

    It’s worth living abroad to study up on genteel and delicate manners. The maid smiles continuously; she smiles like a duchess on a stage, while at the same time it is clear from her face that she is exhausted from overwork.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)