"I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words 'ice queen' attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There's this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Kristin Scott Thomas on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Kristin Scott Thomas on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Kristin Scott Thomas on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Kristin Scott Thomas on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Kristin Scott Thomas on Robert Frost
"In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'"
"Often, the roles I'm offered in England are melancholic women who are filled with regret for the past, regret for their fading beauty."
"If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different."
"I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge."
"I can't move back to England. My home is in France now. I'd love to but I can't. My family's all there now."