Brioche , a bread enriched with butter and eggs, was considered at the time to be a luxury food. The quotation in context would thus reflect either the princess's disregard for the peasants or her poor understanding of their situation if not both. While the phrase is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette , there is no reliable record of her having said it. The phrase was first attributed to Marie Antoinette in , supposedly having been uttered during one of the famines that occurred in France during the reign of her husband, Louis XVI. As one biographer of the Queen notes, it was a particularly useful phrase to cite because "the staple food of the French peasantry and the working class was bread, absorbing 50 percent of their income, as opposed to 5 percent on fuel; the whole topic of bread was therefore the result of obsessional national interest. The phrase appears in book six of Jean-Jacques Rousseau 's Confessions , his autobiography whose first six books were written in , when Marie Antoinette was nine years of age, and published in In the book Rousseau recounts an episode in which he was seeking bread to accompany some wine he had stolen.
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But did she ever actually utter those words? Probably not. So where did the quote come from, and how did it become associated with Marie-Antoinette?
Here's Phil Connors Bill Murray stuffing his face with a whole wedge of cake. Well, if you have to live the same day over and over again, you might as well have your cake and eat it too! Eggs are an excellent breakfast food.
Learned by me in time and tears. Between kids and his work and his being asleep in the living room chair, there is no communication. If this is his first year, I believe he has at least two more years, possibly as many as four or five. You need to do something interesting and keep her faith up. I can accept her, and she's told me she can accept me The challenging part for me now is the idea of putting my kids through the brainwashing. Because she will think that all of a sudden she is going to hell for being human, that's mormon sexual repression. Well, you won't be getting into anything soon. Think about what you want in a relationship. Reconciling this with the doctrine of temple marriage is trickier.