"Running gave me a focus to start looking after myself, to eat properly, and focus on building up my strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Amanda Burton on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Amanda Burton on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Amanda Burton on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Amanda Burton on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Amanda Burton on Ernest Hemingway
"What a stupid attitude we have in this country to personal stories."
"But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day. I just dragged myself through GCSE and A Levels, so it suited me very much to go on to drama school, which was very active."
"I was taught by my father. He was head of the primary school so I went to his school until I was 11 - I was the youngest of four daughters and we had all been taught by him. But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day."