” It is a characteristic of potentates that they don’t succumb to peaceful retirement. Instead, they hold power in their hoary fists as judgment and grip weaken, destroying any successors except family members. “


” Mugabe’s resignation fascinates because the fall of tyrants is always a family story, decline of the father, writ large. What a strange creature he is. “


” Every time I give an interview, I seem to offend somebody in my family, usually my mother. “


” The memoirs of the Grand Duchess Olga are an entertaining record for anyone interested in the imperial family’s home life during the last years of Russian autocracy. “



All 4 Simon Sebag Montefiore Quotes about Family in picture


It is a characteristic of potentates that they don
Mugabe


Every time I give an interview, I seem to offend somebody in my family, usually my mother.
The memoirs of the Grand Duchess Olga are an entertaining record for anyone interested in the imperial family
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