"I spend plenty of time in London and it doesn't scare me, but it's a lonely place, even if you've got friends there. My job takes me all around the world, meeting lots of interesting people. But I think if I couldn't get home, if I couldn't get back to what I consider my real life I'd be frightened."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Shirley Henderson on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Shirley Henderson on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Shirley Henderson on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Shirley Henderson on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Shirley Henderson on Robert Frost
"It's odd, because I used to see pictures, on telly or wherever, of what I now know to be Shaftesbury Avenue and I used to wonder what that amazing street with all the lights was. Well, now I know. I think when you get a wee taste of something, it maybe isn't what you thought it was."
"Children don't just play any more - they're far too busy learning to fence and taking extra French classes. In the end, you're actually doing more damage to your children by trying to hot-house them. It's far better to remain a calm parent."
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