Friday, April 11, 2008

You must set out to enjoy it

--- H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, on how she maintains her enthusiasm for the endless round of tedious public engagements.

Reported by Jeremy Paxman in On Royalty, Penguin 2006, p. 228, citing Rev. Charlie Wilson “a Church of Scotland minister who considers the queen a good friend, [who] says he one asked her how she maintained her enthusiasm.” This is what she told him.