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#1. The Billy Carter of the British monarchy. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#2. It's the love you had that matters, isn't it, not the pain. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#3. There was no law that explicitly banned women from driving in Saudi Arabia. There is none today - the Kingdom's notorious female driving ban is a matter of social convention, fortified by some ferocious religious pressures. So some Saudi women started looking thoughtfully at their Kuwaiti sisters. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#4. What royal families are very good at doing is surviving and reinventing themselves. That's true whether it's a constitutional monarchy in Britain or an authoritarian monarchy. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#5. Poetry reading is the chamber music of the actor's craft. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#6. I lived in Saudi Arabia in the late 1970s. It was, for a Westerner, pretty idyllic. There were the religious police; there were the rules; there were the prayer times. But it was as if we were existing in two separate universes. The Westerners were just allowed to get on with their way of life. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#7. It seems to me that Sotheby's is very much like the British monarchy: an old and apparently very venerable institution which is in fact very nimble on its feet, an institution invested with a great deal more self-interest than the public image would suggest. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#8. Whoever wins society will win this war.says Prince Mohammed bin Nayef - Author: Robert Lacey
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#9. There is a convention that the principal heir should be kept away from real danger. As the 'spare' rather than the heir, Harry is expected by the royal family to take the ultimate military risks. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#10. So Meyer Lansky was Hyman Roth? Was Marlon Brando Frank Costello? The confusion was compounded when quite serious newspapers started incorporating Godfather comparisons into their reporting on organized crime. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#11. Of all the varieties of modern pollution, noise is the most insidious. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#12. If an election were held here tomorrow," Fahd once confided to a colleague, "Bin Baz would beat us without even leaving his house. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#13. It's true; I'm fascinated by elite groups. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#14. My whole life as a grammar-school boy, getting to Cambridge University and working on the 'London Sunday Times' has been very aspirational. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#15. When Ali was killed by a Kharijite wielding a poisoned sword during Ramadan in A.H. 40 (A.D. 661), he became one of the earliest victims of Islamic terrorism. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#16. The House of Saud had executed Juhayman. Now they were making his program government policy. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#17. We try to transform each detainee from a young man who wants to die to a young man who wants to live. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef - Author: Robert Lacey
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#18. Fear generates anger, and fear generates violence, and those were part of what built the Saudi state. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#19. Saud bin Abd al-Aziz was the moon-faced, shortsighted, bespectacled son of the old founder of Saudi Arabia, who'd always been his father's protege but had never quite lived up to everything that his father had. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#20. Better that anger should be directed into jihad abroad than into Iran-style revolution at home. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#21. That woman," Bandar liked to say of the British prime minister, "was a hell of a man. - Author: Robert Lacey
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