"I can't understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven't really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa - 60 percent of people in - infected with HIV are women."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Annie Lennox on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Annie Lennox on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Annie Lennox on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Annie Lennox on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Annie Lennox on John Lennon
"A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn't always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I'm interested in now, particularly at my age."
"Life expectancy in many parts of Africa can be something around the age of thirty five to thirty eight. I mean you're very fortunate if you live to that age. In fact when I went to Uganda for the first time one of the things that occurred to me was that I saw very few elderly people."
"For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn't the art of photography but I don't agree."
"Most women are dissatisfied with their appearance - it's the stuff that fuels the beauty and fashion industries."
"When I look at the majority of my own songs they really came from my own sense of personal confusion or need to express some pain or beauty - they were coming from a universal and personal place."