"Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don't come along very often."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Francesca Annis on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Francesca Annis on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Francesca Annis on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Francesca Annis on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Francesca Annis on Mark Twain
"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."