"This morning I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel and while I was using it it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!"
"I dont mean being famous is a perk because one knows that its not necessarily a perk but there are certain perks to being well-known and respected in ones field. Public perks. Like I dont know general friendliness and willingness to please just to point out two."
"But when I lose my temper I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel Ive failed. I can be calm in a crisis in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I dont get hysterical which may be masochistic of me."
"I dont think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think theres some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything."
"The only way you can have it all is by delegating all the running of the home to other people - which I dont ever want to do... So you do it yourself and it takes time and energy and effort. And if you give it the time its profoundly enjoyable."
"And its absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that Ive seen on the ground in very very poor areas are so high and I think why dont we have that here?"
"I have had lots of friends whove been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine Oscar Moore died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care."
"I understand what its like to come with your family and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say Shes got her daughter shes got her husband. Yeah but she hasnt got anyone else."
"You cant be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily those two things arent ideal. We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives because it isnt working for a lot of people particularly for a lot of women."