"You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Francesca Annis on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Francesca Annis on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Francesca Annis on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Francesca Annis on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Francesca Annis on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."