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“[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.”
“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
Born Lisa Halaby.