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All Quotes by author - Miriam Margolyes
" Adelaide's charms are compelling. It's not a huge place; the size is manageable, the traffic absurdly light. "
" Although my parents both liked her, they just didn't approve of a same-sex relationship. Nowadays, people say that you must let children be what they are, but when I was growing up, the parents defined the child - and my parents had a definite vision of how they wanted me to be. "
" Anti-Semitism is a rotten thing. It's an ignorant, stupid, horrible thing. As is anti-Muslim feeling. They have to be together. "
" As I get older, people do come up to me just to give me a hug. "
" As long as I am working, I am grateful and happy. "
" Being in Australia makes me happy. My partner is Australian, and my home is in Australia, and it's ridiculous not to be Australian - it's a logical step to take. "
" Communication is something we all take for granted. "
Take For Granted
" Confidence was the backbone of my upbringing. I was an only child, so I was spoilt, loved, and given an enormous amount of confidence by my parents. "
" Everything's harder for women: harder to start, to stay employed, to run a life with a family. "
" From my earliest days, reading was my passion, and at Cambridge, where I studied English literature, my intellectual life deepened and grew. "
" Getting older is a hideous experience; I'm so glad I only have to do it once. But I've kept my mind, my career, my relationship, and I have enough money - I've been blessed. "
" Glenda Jackson called me an amateur in 1976 when we were in a play, 'The White Devil.' I've never forgiven her. "
" Home is wherever I hang my hat. "
" I am not the sort of person who divests myself of everything that came before I came to Australia. I want to take all the knowledge and experiences I gained when I was in England and put it at the service of Australia because I have to bring something to Australia - not just money but myself. "
" I am stopped in the street by kids and Harry Potter fans all the time. "
" I believe Jews are compassionate people because of what we've suffered. We must not put that suffering onto others. "
" I cannot accept violence. "
" I can't recall a bad review - maybe I'm due one. But the worst thing would be if somebody said I was inaudible. Reach your audience's ears - only then can you reach their hearts. "
" I'd have thought my particular brand of quirkiness, combined with sharp intelligence and a fine voice, would have yielded more. But it hasn't. Yet! "
" I don't care what I look like. I must be comfortable. Some of my friends have plastic surgery and Botox, but I'm not interested in it. "
" I don't for a second regret my closeness to them because they were wonderful, golden parents who gave me so much confidence. "
" I don't have a very positive attitude towards rappers. "
" I don't like class distinction, and there is far too much of that in England. "
" I don't like 'comedy,' I like 'life,' which has everything in it. "
" I don't like religion. "
" I don't think people realise how important it is to have your blood pressure checked. Stroke is so sudden, so catastrophic. "
" I don't understand why gay people are so anxious to get married. "
" I do say things possibly other people don't say. So I shouldn't be too surprised when they are picked up. "
" I enjoy finding the right word and giving each its full measure, its full space in a sentence. "
" If I could give my younger self one piece of advice, I would say, 'Lose weight.' "
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