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Queen Noor

  • [On the birth of fourth child in six years:] Our planning may leave something to be desired, but our designs, thank God, have been flawless.

    • Queen Noor,
    • in Time ()
  • Everyone I knew, including my new friends in Jordan, expressed horror at the realities of the Holocaust. But they resented, as I was growing to, how Arabs were cast as the aggressors in the dispute between Israel and the Arab countries, when it was their land that had been seized to resolve a European political problem.

  • Alexandre ... began work on an elaborate updo. By the time he was finished, my hair looked like it was wearing me.

  • For all its considerable merits and inspirational principles, the American system is based upon a continuous uninterrupted process of election campaigns, stretching out year after year. Lost in the perpetual scramble is any long-term vision ...

  • [To her late husband, King Hussein:] I will not fail you, my love. I will continue on the path we shared, and I know you will be there to help me, as you always were. And when we meet again at the journey's end, and we laugh together once more, I will have a thousand things to tell you.

Queen Noor, U.S.-born Jordanian queen

(1951)

Born Lisa Halaby.