Famous quotes containing the word xiv:

    The forest of Compiegne. Look at it. Like a kind grandmother dozing in her rocking chair. Old trees practicing curtsies in the wind because they still think Louis XIV is king.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.
    —Louis XIV (1638–1715)