"The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Francesca Annis on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Francesca Annis on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Francesca Annis on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Francesca Annis on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Francesca Annis on Khalil Gibran
"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."