Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi)
(Left Picture): Coronation photograph by Emil Rabending, 1867. (Right Picture): Portrait of Elisabeth depicting her long hair (by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1864).

Top Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi) Quotes


Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie in Bavaria was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary from her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. Elisabeth was born into the royal Bavarian House of Wittelsbach and she was called (nicknamed) Sisi (or Sissi) by her family. She was tall and slender and was considered one of the most beautiful women of her age. Her personal style was so great that it was emulated, both within and outside of the empire. She was world-famous in her time as a fashion icon and trendsetter.

These are some of Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s (Sisi) quotes

“There was something unbearable about the damp, dark earth closing over a coffin and the still, empty flesh that was inside. She had attended a hundred funerals, but when you really loved someone there was something too final about a burial. Something brutal.” – Author: Sara Sheridan

“You, to me, Sisi, are the most perfect piece of art I have ever beheld.”
Allison Pataki, Sisi: The Reluctant Empress

“It’s not the wolves, Empress,” Marie Festetics said, her voice hushed. “I’m more frightened of what awaits us at the top of this mountain.”
Allison Pataki, Sisi: Empress on Her Own

“Whatever Elisabeth did, Franz Joseph’s affection remained unchanged.”
Brigitte Hamann, The Reluctant Empress

“She [Sisi] knows how to keep him [Franz Joseph] interested in a thousand ways. And her peculiarity, her singularity may not always be easy for him to bear. But surely she has never bored him.”
Brigitte Hamann, The Reluctant Empress

“Sissi’s esoteric, overly sensitive nature was coupled with a considerable arrogance.”
Brigitte Hamann, The Reluctant Empress

“At her return, the Viennese did not receive their Empress with any great affection. Everyone was now criticizing her, even the common people, who were disturbed at the stories of the great sums she spent abroad. The diplomates also joined in the general chorus of outrage.”
Brigitte Hamann, The Reluctant Empress

“Another merit of home is that it preserves the diversity between individuals. If we were all alike, it might be convenient for the bureaucrat and the statistician, but it would be very dull, and would lead to a very unprogressive society.” – Author: Bertrand Russell

“Lavender’s my favorite scent, after White-Out and bacon rind. I sat down on the steps, not sure where to go next.
A July afternoon yawned.
Mirage puddles’d shimmered on the Welland road as I rode here.
I could’ve gone to sleep on the baked doorstep.
Little naked ants.” – Author: David Mitchell

“You push the limits and you find out where the limits are.” – Author: Taylor Phinney

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