Nancy Mitford Quotes

I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away. Nancy Mitford

To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease. Nancy Mitford

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness. Nancy Mitford

Uncle Matthew’s four years in France and Italy between 1914 and 1918 had given him no great opinion of foreigners. ‘Frogs’, he would say, ‘are slightly better than Huns or Wops, but abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends.’ Nancy Mitford

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead. Nancy Mitford

Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory? Nancy Mitford