Marie de France Quotes

- Notable Marie de France Quotes Index -

Born: , Normandy, Fance
Birth Country: France
Occupation: Author, Poet

1.
Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.
- Marie de France

2.
For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
- Marie de France

3.
If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!
- Marie de France

4.
Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason.
- Marie de France

5.
There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France

Quotes by Marie de France

Quote Lite Home