"We all fight over what the label 'feminism' means but for me it's about empowerment. It's not about being more powerful than men - it's about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It's about very basic things. It's not a badge like a fashion item."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Annie Lennox on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Annie Lennox on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Annie Lennox on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Annie Lennox on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Annie Lennox on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."