"I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and also have a family... they are nearly always seen as victims."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Francesca Annis on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Francesca Annis on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Francesca Annis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Francesca Annis on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Francesca Annis on John Lennon
"I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in."
"We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn't so extraordinary, I don't know why people go on about it so much."
"After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone."
"You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change."
"However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them."