"I wish my parents hadn't made me feel that how I looked was linked to how much they loved me. But I do also see how hard it must be to see your child pile on the pounds and trust they'll find their own way back to a healthy weight."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Arabella Weir on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Arabella Weir on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Arabella Weir on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Arabella Weir on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Arabella Weir on Golda Meir
"If one's honest about it, spending time in a car with children is pretty ghastly."
"My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo."
"In the 20 long, hungry years between my late teens and late 30s I bought in to virtually every new diet and/or exercise regime that hoved into view, particularly at this most vulnerable time for those of us prone to poor body image - a new year."
"Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth."
"Look, I want what's good for everybody. I want to promote good state education for all. I want to raise standards for all kids, irrespective of race and class but why can't they all just do what I say when I know I'm right?"