Queen

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    Queen Jane was in labor
    Six weeks and some more;
    The women grew wearied,
    And the midwife gave o’er.
    —Unknown. The Death of Queen Jane (l. 1–4)

    This queen will live. Nature awakes,
    A warmth breathes out of her. She hath not been
    Entranced above five hours. See how she ‘gins
    To blow into life’s flower again.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Just as the queen bee, the highest-ranking, peerless creature of her hive, is surrounded by lowly drones to please her, whereas the workers produce honey, the same way is the one who sits on the throne an equal only to himself, and no one’s companion.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)