Here are a few of Queen Marie's most inspirational quotes.

"If you ever think I am over-exuberant, too unconventional, too outspoken, remember that life has not blunted me nor made me blasé or indifferent, that all things are still a joy and of interest to me because of that secret source of enchantment that flows within me - the joy of life!"

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"Nothing's far when one wants to get there ..."

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"A beautiful thought can be like a church in which man rests his soul."

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"Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding."

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"No one is judged rightly while he lives: only after his death is mentioned or forgotten."

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"Yes, it is always amazing how some higher women become slaves of men less valuable than them, whom they adore. Sometimes, however, it also happens vice versa."

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