"I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Francesca Annis on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Francesca Annis on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Francesca Annis on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Francesca Annis on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Francesca Annis on Margaret Mead
"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."