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Laure Junot Duchesse de Abrantès

  • ... all fruits do not ripen in one season.

  • ... one of the amusements of the Imperial soirées, before the Emperor entered the salon, was to see the Empress turn her ear round, for, by a movement of the muscles of the jaw, she possessed the singular power of making her ear turn round of itself, almost in a circle. I never heard of anyone except Marie Louise who could do this.

  • My mother, with her excellent understanding, knew that prejudice squints when it looks, and lies when it talks.

Laure Junot Duchesse de Abrantès, French memoirist

(1784 - 1838)

Born: Martin de Permond.