"My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Arabella Weir on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Arabella Weir on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Arabella Weir on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Arabella Weir on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Arabella Weir on Friedrich Nietzsche
"If one's honest about it, spending time in a car with children is pretty ghastly."
"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?"
"I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours."