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Quotes by Princess Diana

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Wikipedia Summary for Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and was the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. Diana's activism and glamour made her an international icon and earned her enduring popularity as well as unprecedented public scrutiny, exacerbated by her tumultuous private life.

Diana was born into the British nobility and grew up close to the royal family on their Sandringham estate. The youngest daughter of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Frances Shand Kydd, she was strongly affected by their divorce in 1967. She did not distinguish herself academically, but was talented in music, dance, and sports. In 1978, she moved to London, where she lived with flatmates and took on various low-paying jobs.

Diana came to prominence in 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, after a brief courtship. Their wedding took place at St Paul's Cathedral in 1981 and made her Princess of Wales, a role in which she was enthusiastically received by the public. The couple had two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. Diana's marriage to Charles, however, suffered due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs. They separated in 1992, soon after the breakdown of their relationship became public knowledge. The details of their marital difficulties became increasingly publicised, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1996.

As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions across the Commonwealth realms. She was celebrated in the media for her unconventional approach to charity work. Her patronages initially centred on children and youth but she later became known for her involvement with AIDS patients and campaign for the removal of landmines. She also raised awareness and advocated ways to help people affected with cancer and mental illness. As princess, Diana was initially noted for her shyness, but her charisma and friendliness endeared her to the public and helped her reputation survive the acrimonious collapse of her marriage. Considered to be very photogenic, she was a leader of fashion in the 1980s and 1990s.

Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, which led to extensive public mourning and media attention. Her legacy has had a deep impact on the royal family and British society.

Quote: Only do what your heart tells you. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Foad Roshan

Only do what your heart tells you.


Quote: When you are happy you can forgive a great deal. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of mountains
Photo Credit: Alessandro Sacchi

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.


Quote: Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life -- a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of blue starry night
Photo Credit: Mark Basarab

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life -- a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.


Quote: Family is the most important thing in the world. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of macro shot photography of two votive candles
Photo Credit: Joanna Kosinska

Family is the most important thing in the world.


Quote: Life is just a journey. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Life is just a journey.


Quote: I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.


Quote: I've got what my mother's got -- however bloody you are feeling you can put on the most amazing show of happiness. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I've got what my mother's got -- however bloody you are feeling you can put on the most amazing show of happiness.


Quote: Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.


Quote: One day I'm going to go up in a helicopter and it'll just blow up. MI5 will do away with me. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

One day I'm going to go up in a helicopter and it'll just blow up. MI5 will do away with me.


Quote: Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.


Quote: I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people s hands, people used to be shocked because they d never seen this before. To me it was quite normal. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people s hands, people used to be shocked because they d never seen this before. To me it was quite normal.


Quote: The worse illness of our time, is that so many people have to suffer from never being loved. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

The worse illness of our time, is that so many people have to suffer from never being loved.


Quote: If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering.


Quote: I work on instinct. It's my best adviser. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I work on instinct. It's my best adviser.


Quote: My God. What's happened? by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

My God. What's happened?


Quote: I found myself being more and more involved with people who were rejected by society -- with drug addicts, alcoholism, battered this, battered that -- and I found an affinity there. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I found myself being more and more involved with people who were rejected by society -- with drug addicts, alcoholism, battered this, battered that -- and I found an affinity there.


Quote: The public wanted a fairy princess to come and touch them and everything would turn to gold. Little did they realise that the individual is crucifying herself inside because she didn't think she was good enough. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

The public wanted a fairy princess to come and touch them and everything would turn to gold. Little did they realise that the individual is crucifying herself inside because she didn't think she was good enough.


Quote: I desperately loved my husband and I wanted to share everything together, and I thought that we were a very good team. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I desperately loved my husband and I wanted to share everything together, and I thought that we were a very good team.




Quote: You have so much pain inside yourself that you try and hurt yourself on the outside because you want help. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

You have so much pain inside yourself that you try and hurt yourself on the outside because you want help.


Quote: I went to the school and put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I went to the school and put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it.




Quote: On the press: I love working with children, and I have learned to be very patient with them. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

On the press: I love working with children, and I have learned to be very patient with them.


Quote: As always, a million heartfelt thanks for bringing such joy into this chick's life. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

As always, a million heartfelt thanks for bringing such joy into this chick's life.




Quote: It has always been my concern to touch people with leprosy, trying to show in a simple action that they are not reviled, nor are we repulsed. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

It has always been my concern to touch people with leprosy, trying to show in a simple action that they are not reviled, nor are we repulsed.


Quote: The world is too little aware of the waste of life, limb and land which anti-personnel landmines are causing among some of the poorest people on earth. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

The world is too little aware of the waste of life, limb and land which anti-personnel landmines are causing among some of the poorest people on earth.


Quote: Being constantly in the public eye gives me a special responsibility, particularly that of using the impact of photographs to transmit a message, to sensitize the word to an important cause, to defend certain values. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Being constantly in the public eye gives me a special responsibility, particularly that of using the impact of photographs to transmit a message, to sensitize the word to an important cause, to defend certain values.


Quote: I love to hold people's hands when I visit hospitals, even though they are shocked because they haven't experienced anything like it before, but to me it is a normal thing to do. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I love to hold people's hands when I visit hospitals, even though they are shocked because they haven't experienced anything like it before, but to me it is a normal thing to do.


Quote: No one sat me down with a piece of paper and said, This is what is expected of you. But... I'm lucky enough in the fact that I have found my role... I love being with people. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

No one sat me down with a piece of paper and said, This is what is expected of you. But... I'm lucky enough in the fact that I have found my role... I love being with people.


Quote: I've got to have a place where I can find peace of mind. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I've got to have a place where I can find peace of mind.


Quote: Everybody needs hugs. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Everybody needs hugs.


Quote: Call me Diana, not Princess Diana. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.


Quote: At the age of 19, you always think you are prepared for everything and you think you have the knowledge of what?s coming ahead. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

At the age of 19, you always think you are prepared for everything and you think you have the knowledge of what?s coming ahead.


Quote: As for becoming queen, it was never on the forefront of my mind when I married my husband. It was a long way off, that thought. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

As for becoming queen, it was never on the forefront of my mind when I married my husband. It was a long way off, that thought.


Quote: A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.


Quote: I don't go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I don't go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.


Quote: You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable.


Quote: The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.


Quote: Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons.


Quote: I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me.


Quote: I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.


Quote: If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.


Quote: I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.


Quote: It's vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

It's vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do.


Quote: Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.


Quote: I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.


Quote: I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.


Quote: I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.


Quote: They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody? by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?


Quote: I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be.


Quote: Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.


Quote: If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.


Quote: So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.


Quote: I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of photo of author Princess Diana with quote

I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am.


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