15 Princess Diana Quotes That Tug at Our Heartstrings

Amy Goldman | Jul 21, 2016 Celebrities
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To say that the late Princess Diana had a way with words would be a massive understatement. The People's Princess always spoke from the heart and the quotes that resulted frequently displayed a deep-seated degree of honesty. Between the divorce of her parents when she was just 7 years old and the end of her own 15-year marriage to Prince Charles, Diana was well versed in dealing with heartbreak. 

On August 31, 1997, the world lost Princess Diana in a fatal car accident at just 36 years old and much much too soon. However, in the short time that we had her, she was so full of heart, depth, and probably some of the most sincere empathy the world has known.

Maybe she was emotionally honest from the start or maybe it was purely the effect of the circumstances of her life, but when she spoke, we often felt like we were being let in on an intimate secret. It was as if she was opening a door to some of her innermost truths and vulnerabilities. It always seemed like she was sharing something real

In addition to her inspiring legacy, Princess Diana left behind a treasure trove of meaningful quotes that still speak to the heart of all human matters today. Keep reading for 15 Princess Diana quotes that tug at the heartstrings.


  • On Feeling Unloved

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    "I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved."

  • On Leaving

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    "Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons."

  • On Being Forgiving

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    "When you are happy, you can forgive a great deal."

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  • On Marriage

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    "I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work."

  • On Transparency

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    "I wear my heart on my sleeve."

  • On Getting Through Difficult Times

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    "The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey."

    More from CafeMom: 12 Inspiring Things Princess Diana Said About Motherhood

  • On Low Self-Confidence

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    "I hated myself so much, I didn't think I was good enough for Charles."

  • On Her Childhood

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    "It was a very unhappy childhood, parents were busy sorting themselves out. I remember seeing my father slap my mother across the face and I was crying on the floor... Mummy was crying an awful lot."

  • On William and Harry

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    "I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."

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  • On the Press

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    "I had a very bad time with the press -- they literally haunted and hunted me. I haven't felt well since day one. I don't think I'm made for the production line."

  • On Suffering

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    "I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will ever know yourself."

  • On Intolerance

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    "The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other."

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  • On Divorce

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    "What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?"

  • On Loss

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    "I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me." 

  • On Royalty

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    "Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be."

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