"Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Francesca Annis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Francesca Annis on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Francesca Annis on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Francesca Annis on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Francesca Annis on Abraham Lincoln
"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."