"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."
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."Arabella Weir on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."Arabella Weir on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."Arabella Weir on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."Arabella Weir on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."Arabella Weir on Linford Christie
"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."
"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."