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" As you get older, you realize it's work. It's that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I'd love to know how to make that last. "
" Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek? "
" It's sometimes shocking to find out what people really believe in. "
" It makes you more open, it gives you perspective, having a child. "
" As I get older, I just prefer to knit. "
" I'm as famous as I want to be. "
" The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people. I like that. I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've got that sort of audience in the states. "
" My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors. "
" You become so encapsulated in this world of being a star. People listen to what you say, you have this voice, it becomes unreal and you become far removed from the people you came from. "
" There were no examples of girls like myself becoming successful actresses. To be an actress in England was a serious, upper-middle class girl's profession. I just thought I would never be accepted unless I pretended to become somebody I wasn't. "
" I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor, Miss Cox. She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped. "
" It's like a woman's birthright to knit. It's primal. It's timeless. You don't need electricity to knit. You can do it with a candle, girls! "
" I'm not a crazy, party-going sort of person. "
" I just want to do good work. "
" I've always gotten a positive reaction to doing African-American characters. "
" I wish I could believe that one person could make a difference. "
" I'm fascinated by Bollywood. "
" I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years. "
" I think serial monogamy says it all. "
" I like being the odd one out in L.A. Because if you conform, you become something you hate. I love being the odd one out. It's not about 'Look at me! Look at me!' It's about really becoming someone else. "
" The working classes in England were always sentimental, and the Irish and Scots and Welsh. The upper-class English are the stiff-upper-lipped ones. And the middle class. They're the ones who are crippled emotionally because they can't move up, and they're desperate not to move down. "
" I'm still that little girl who lisped and sat in the back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of her head when we drove home from the market. That never goes. "
" There's nothing I won't attempt. "
" It's funny - if you impersonate somebody, they have no idea it's them. "
" I hate clowns. "
" A lot of stand-up comedy is embarrassing: too many idiots doing it in orange neckties against brick walls. I find most sitcoms embarrassing, too, because they seem so forced. "
" Great pressure is put on kids who don't have dads to get out and make money, and make life easier for everybody. It was always, 'Hurry up, grow up, make money, there's no man to do it for us.' "
" Work is important to me. I want to do things for principle, not just for the sake of doing them. "
" I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements. I've gotten ridiculous offers. "
" I became an American in 2006. It got me thinking about what is my America and what's my perception of America. "
" I've never looked ahead very much in my life. I've never had any grand plan from the outset. I had no burning ambition to do what I do. "