17 Quotes from Our Favorite Queens and Princesses

In honor of International Tiara Day here’s what some of our favorite royals said that made us inspired, swoon, or laugh out loud.

Book Culture On This Day

There are so many fantastic queens and princesses in the fiction world it only seems write to honor them on International Tiara Day. They have saved countries, changed the world, and inspired so many people. Here are some of the things they said that made you inspired, swoon, or laugh out loud.

“Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally” – Ella of Frell, Ella Enchanted

“So this is how liberty dies – To a thunderous applause” – Padme Amidala, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

“You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love and you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds. And you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords” – Princess Buttercup, The Princess Bride

“OK… you know what? I don’t feel protected. You try living for 15 years thinking that you’re one person, and then in five minutes, you find out you’re a princess. Just in case I wasn’t enough of a freak already, let’s add a tiara!” — Mia, The Princess Diaries

“The next time you raise a hand to me will be the last time you have hands” – Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones


“Ronald, your hair is all nice. Your clothes are all pretty. You look like a nice guy, but guess what? You are a bum.” – Princess Elizabeth, The Paper Bag Princess

“No, I’m not choosing him or you. I’m choosing me.” – America Singer, The Selection

“When it comes to procreation, men are essential, but for pleasure, not necessary.” – Princess Diana, Wonder Woman

“A few moments ago, I realized the only reason I was getting married was because of a law, and that didn’t seem like a good enough reason. So, I won’t be getting married today. My grandmother has ruled without a man at her side for quite some time, and… I think she rocks at it.” — Mia, The Princess Diaries

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone” – Arwen Undomiel, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us – to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.” – Nehemia Ytger, Throne of Glass

“A queen is never late. Everyone else is simply early” – Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

“Because no matter how small an act of kindness or generosity or simple positivity you put out into the world, it will make a difference.” – Princess Diana, Wonder Woman

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“I am the blood of the Dragon. Do not presume to teach me lessons” – Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper” – Princess Leia, Star Wars: A New Hope

“If you want him, come and claim him!” Arwen Undomiel, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

“You didn’t slay the dragon?!” – Princess Fiona, Shrek

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