I think handbags, not so much clothes anymore, but I think you can tell a fashion victim by their handbag.

— Joanna Lumley

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Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons.

Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.

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I've got lots of good friends. I could have affairs. I can read a book all night, put the cat on the end of the bed. I can pick up my passport and go to France. I don't have to ask anybody.

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My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals - not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration.

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I have a toy giraffe on my bed. I've got photographs over my desk as well as a mask of a giraffe in my kitchen. I am totally hooked.

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I've been given this blessing, which is my granddaughter.

You're no longer just you. You suddenly fit into the chest of drawers of life.

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It's an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down.

They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet.

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Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.

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I was once kissed on the lips by a giraffe, and I don't think I've ever got over it.

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I am blessed beyond the realms of blessedness, and easily the greatest pleasure is giving it away

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Sure, good things can go badly wrong. Nevertheless, there's always another day.

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If you're an enthusiast and you love the world like I do, it comes naturally.

But I think charity must become more fun to give, more interactive and imaginative.

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I am now an old lioness, if I see my young ones getting out of order, I've got to be able to say to them this is not how lions behave. This is not right.

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About Joanna Lumley

Quotes 34 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Actress
Birthday May 1, 1946

We transported eight giraffes, and there are now nine because one gave birth to a male shortly afterwards. They carry their pregnancies very well-they all looked the same.

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I find it a great antidote... lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

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NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits.

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I've never felt the constraints of social acceptability.

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In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world is really like.

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I would do anything to keep looking the job. I think you make an extra effort if you're on show.

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You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque.

Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world.

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I prefer not to eat food that has a face.

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I don't feel like I am 66 at all. I feel more like I am 35. But I have a bus pass so it must be true.

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The Treorchy Male Choir's version of "Myfanwy" is one of the most glorious things I've ever heard in all my long life. Love and congratulations to you all.

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We met and married when both of us knew exactly what our jobs were.

He was only 32, but he'd been all over the place. I'd been working on films and television shows all over the world.

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To be a judge you don't have to know about books, you have to be skilled at picking shrapnel out of your head.

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Film work is hard work. It's long days, and quite often quite dismaying locations you have to be in.

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You must swear never to go on the dole. Never be bored. Find something to do. And don't yawn.

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I never mind scrubbing floors, vacuuming or bending and carrying stuff.

Each time I do it I think, this is instead of going to the gym.

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I've looked forward to being older because you will have that many more miles covered. We mustn't be led into thinking getting old is bad. Growing old is good.

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Learn from nature. Stuff lives and stuff dies all the time, you know. Animals and birds and flowers. Trees come and go, and we come and go. Thats it. So we should all seize life and make the most of what we have while we can.

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Theyre not group animals, theyre completely solitary, so if the babys mother is taken away, theres no system of aunts ... their whole system is destroyed.

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They [granddaughters] went to Disneyland and Alice proudly told Snow White: 'My grandmother is a famous atlas!' So that's nice - they're happy that I'm an atlas!

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I dont think men are that attracted by glamour.

I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.

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Though I was a mother at 21, being a grandmother makes the whole thing absolutely normal and gorgeous. The relief, the joy of being a grandmother is wonderful.

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