"Children don't just play any more - they're far too busy learning to fence and taking extra French classes. In the end, you're actually doing more damage to your children by trying to hot-house them. It's far better to remain a calm parent."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Shirley Henderson on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Shirley Henderson on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Shirley Henderson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Shirley Henderson on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Shirley Henderson on Earl Nightingale
"It's odd, because I used to see pictures, on telly or wherever, of what I now know to be Shaftesbury Avenue and I used to wonder what that amazing street with all the lights was. Well, now I know. I think when you get a wee taste of something, it maybe isn't what you thought it was."
"I spend plenty of time in London and it doesn't scare me, but it's a lonely place, even if you've got friends there. My job takes me all around the world, meeting lots of interesting people. But I think if I couldn't get home, if I couldn't get back to what I consider my real life I'd be frightened."