08 February 2011

Well Said: Marie-Hélène de Rothschild

Baroness Guy de Rothschild (née Baroness Marie-Hélène Naïla Stéphanie Josina van Zuylen van Nyevelt) at a movie premiere in 1973, in the company of Salvador Dalí and Yul Brynner.

"Those who are small in spirit, who are mean, narrow-minded or timid, should leave entertaining to others."

So observed Marie-Hélène de Rothschild (1931-1996), the queen of Paris society.

Originally posted on An Aesthete's Lament on 8 November 2008.


Hels said...

Who knew? Marie-Helene's grandmother was the daughter of Salomon de Rothschild, Guy's great-uncle. Like the Hapsburgs, the Rothschilds must have liked keeping the power, the money and the culture within the family.

They certainly knew how to live well. But I will forgive them all of that because they eventually donated their chateau to the University of Paris. Well done Marie-Helene and Guy!

Unknown said...

Oh so true! ....thank you for reminding us....smiles.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Oh what style! And what truth!

She makes one happy just looking at the joy in her face!! And what swell hair!!!

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

that's good!

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

My latest mantra...thanks for that!

Claudia Juestel said...

The baroness is absolutely accurate in that assumption.