We lack rituals in this modern world.
In today's world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we're only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough.
I don't believe in villains - just people who channel their energy in the wrong way.
I like writing letters and receiving letters. It's a shame that we've lost the art of letter-writing and saving correspondence. I mourn that.
I miss sometimes the buzz of America. A sense that anything can change at the drop of a hat. In a way, it's an exhausting thing to live with.
I wasn't ecstatic about being pregnant - I wasn't somebody who actively wanted kids. Certainly there were no fantasies about nappy-changing.
My father was an academic, an eccentric. He was a lecturer.
I had reconciled myself to being happily out to pasture, a bit.
I just find it fascinating, like everybody, to be in a different life. It's an escape.
I still feel I'm doing the same work I've always done.
I'm someone who's done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.
If I feel I can play a part I do everything in my power to try to play it.
In London, I take the Tube everywhere.
Most people grow up dreaming of going to Hollywood and some of them work and work and work and finally end up in Hollywood.
I've been in things that have impressed people and they've come up to congratulate you but in a kind of, you-must-think-you're-really-special way.
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