Quotes by Annie Lennox

HIV/AIDS has no boundaries.
- Annie Lennox
I see myself as a traveller.
- Annie Lennox
I would love to meet a dodo.
- Annie Lennox
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I have a lot to be grateful for.
- Annie Lennox
People ask me so many questions.
- Annie Lennox
I'm just an ordinary person.
- Annie Lennox
I like where I live here, in London.
- Annie Lennox
I've never been a social person.
- Annie Lennox
I love to make music and stay grounded.
- Annie Lennox
Whatever you do, you do out of a passion.
- Annie Lennox
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I'm not particularly attention-seeking.
- Annie Lennox
I love to be individual, to step beyond gender.
- Annie Lennox
Women's issues have always been a part of my life.
- Annie Lennox
Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
- Annie Lennox
The world is a heartbreaking place, without any question.
- Annie Lennox
I only want to make music because I have a passion for it.
- Annie Lennox
I think people in Great Britain are a bit jaded sometimes.
- Annie Lennox
I didn't want to be perceived as a girly girl on stage.
- Annie Lennox
I have always been a very visual person and a keen observer.
- Annie Lennox
I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era.
- Annie Lennox
I have always felt a little homeless. It's a strange thing.
- Annie Lennox
I've always tried to keep my integrity and keep my autonomy.
- Annie Lennox
I'm not a saint. I'm not an angel. I'm a human being.
- Annie Lennox
Men need to understand, and women too, what feminism is really about.
- Annie Lennox
I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.
- Annie Lennox
I'm not a Christian, but I think the Christian message is a good one.
- Annie Lennox
I wouldn't say that I've mellowed. I'm less mellow, perhaps.
- Annie Lennox
Every artist has to make their own statements and they have to live with them.
- Annie Lennox
Motherhood was the great equaliser for me; I started to identify with everybody.
- Annie Lennox
I want people to understand me as a person with views, not just performing songs.
- Annie Lennox
Actually, I'm quite a domesticated person. I love the little things of home.
- Annie Lennox
If people like your music, you can't guarantee they're going to love you.
- Annie Lennox
I was born in 1954. My parents were brought up in the war years, and life was hard.
- Annie Lennox
I think life on the road really suits very egotistical men. It's set up for kings.
- Annie Lennox
I watch 'Mad Men,' I knit scarves, I cook and am very, very normal. Honestly.
- Annie Lennox
Churches, depending on their policy, can do fantastic work with people in the community.
- Annie Lennox
It's hard to tell how far women's individuality has come in the past twenty years.
- Annie Lennox
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't.
- Annie Lennox
I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.
- Annie Lennox
I think Scotland could take a stand in a wonderful way, ecologically and morally and ethically.
- Annie Lennox
I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness but I can't speak on their behalf.
- Annie Lennox
Pop stars are so busy having a career that they don't really have a lot of time for activism.
- Annie Lennox
I'm a female but I have a masculine side and I'm not going to negate that part of myself.
- Annie Lennox
I will go out of my way to avoid the shopping crowds and the extreme consumerism - I hate all that.
- Annie Lennox
As a creative person, you just put something out into the consciousness of the society you live in.
- Annie Lennox
When you get to be nearly 60, you do take stock. You don't know what's around the corner.
- Annie Lennox
Those in the developing world have so few rights - we take a lot for granted in the developed world.
- Annie Lennox
I don't have any interest to go to Israel. I don't think I'd ever have a cause to go.
- Annie Lennox
Fame for fame's sake is toxic - some people want that, with no boundaries. It's unhealthy.
- Annie Lennox
The word feminism needs to be taken back. It needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men.
- Annie Lennox
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
- Annie Lennox
I've never experienced chronic poverty, but I know what it's like to live on £3 a week.
- Annie Lennox
I understand what it is for a woman to want to protect their children and give them the best they can.
- Annie Lennox
I want people to start thinking about what it means to be HIV-positive and to ask questions about that.
- Annie Lennox
I also started writing songs because I had this burning activity in my heart and had to express myself.
- Annie Lennox
I don't have clear-cut positions. I get baffled by things. I have viewpoints. Sometimes they change.
- Annie Lennox
I enjoy multi-tasking, so I want to do a lot of different things. I want to keep all the plates spinning.
- Annie Lennox
I was never much of a one to win prizes... and certainly never placed too much value on their acquisition.
- Annie Lennox
I don't feel there are enough women artists out there who are saying anything of tremendous relevance.
- Annie Lennox
I don't want to be owned by a corporation and obliged to make a certain type of album. I want to be free.
- Annie Lennox
I've had my share of dark days of the soul. I try not to focus on it too much so it doesn't get to me.
- Annie Lennox
Money is a good thing and it's obviously useful, but to work only for money or fame would never interest me.
- Annie Lennox
You know, I would say that songwriting is something about the expression of the heart, the intellect and the soul.
- Annie Lennox
Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.
- Annie Lennox
Most women are dissatisfied with their appearance - it's the stuff that fuels the beauty and fashion industries.
- Annie Lennox
Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion.
- Annie Lennox
Nelson Mandela is awe inspiring - a person who really sacrificed for what he believed in. I feel truly humbled by him.
- Annie Lennox
Music is a great vehicle for communications, and I have a certain platform. I have an opportunity and I have to take it.
- Annie Lennox
I'm not intensely private - I talk a great deal about my life and my work - I just don't play the game to excess.
- Annie Lennox
I have a calling in my soul, if you like, to try to make my life in some way worthwhile. What is the value of my existence?
- Annie Lennox
You have to face things, have faith in what you do and go for it. Think, 'What's the worst that could happen?'
- Annie Lennox
Anita Roddick was amazing. Her presence in a room was full of light, and everything she worked to achieve still resonates now.
- Annie Lennox
It's not fair to compare one artist to another because they all come with their own sort of elements to the picnic, you know.
- Annie Lennox
For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn't the art of photography but I don't agree.
- Annie Lennox
When you go to Africa, and you see children, they're usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they'd love to go to school.
- Annie Lennox
One wouldn't want to have the same dilemmas at 50 as one had at 15. And indeed I don't. I have a very different take on life.
- Annie Lennox
Fear paralyses you - fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is.
- Annie Lennox
There is a big difference between what I do onstage and what I do in my private life. I don't put my living room on magazine pages.
- Annie Lennox
I'm not really keen on comebacks. Eurythmics was an incredible thing. When I look back on that work, I feel very satisfied with it.
- Annie Lennox
As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.
- Annie Lennox
I am a communicator; that seems to be my natural place. And I'll always be passionate about the world, because it's so bonkers.
- Annie Lennox
I sang a lot as a little girl and entered competitions. I loved singing in choirs, but it was as I got older that I really found my voice.
- Annie Lennox
Women's issues have always been a part of my life. My goal is to bring the word 'feminism' back into the zeitgeist and reframe it.
- Annie Lennox
I don't take myself as seriously as some people think, and I'd hate anyone to think I was preaching. That's the last thing I want.
- Annie Lennox
I'm from a working-class background, and I've experienced that worry of not having a job next week because the unions are going on strike.
- Annie Lennox
I've thought about what is an alternative word to feminism. There isn't one. It's a perfectly good word. And it can't be changed.
- Annie Lennox
Why are we not valuing the word 'feminism' when there is so much work to be done in terms of empowerment and emancipation of women everywhere?
- Annie Lennox
The person who inspired me the most was a friend of mine, Anita Roddick. I know that Anita wasn't known to be an ardent feminist, but she truly was.
- Annie Lennox
I was brought up in a tenement house in a working district. We didn't even have a bathroom! We had a gaslight in the hallway and a black-and-white TV.
- Annie Lennox
The general population still thinks HIV is something that came in the 80s and went away, or that it only affects the gay population or intravenous drug users.
- Annie Lennox
I used to be obsessed about how I presented myself. I didn't want other people dressing me because I didn't want to be treated like a clothes horse.
- Annie Lennox
I would like to see the gay population get on board with feminism. It's a beautiful organisation and they've done so much. It seems to me a no-brainer.
- Annie Lennox
There's a lot of women's organisations, but they're all working separately. If you get people together, as a collaborative voice, it's strong.
- Annie Lennox
Although I have lived in London, I have never really considered London my home because it was always going to be a stopping-off point for me, and it has been too.
- Annie Lennox
I don't think feminism is about the exclusion of men but their inclusion... we must face and address those issues, especially to include younger men and boys.
- Annie Lennox
You just decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful.
- Annie Lennox
When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you.
- Annie Lennox
I've never been a social person. When I grew up, the other girls would all be combing their hair and exchanging lipstick, and I just couldn't do that group thing.
- Annie Lennox
If we value what we've inherited for free - from other women - surely it's right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, 'I'm a feminist. '
- Annie Lennox
A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn't always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I'm interested in now, particularly at my age.
- Annie Lennox
Charity is a fine thing if it's meeting a gap where needs must be met and there are no other resources. But in the long term we need to support people into helping themselves.
- Annie Lennox
My issue with the state of women became incredibly stimulated when I was visiting developing countries and it became obvious that women bore the brunt of so many things in society.
- Annie Lennox
If I hadn't been a singer, I might have been a photographer or an artist. But it's singing I love. I sing all the time, and I feel really good that I've expressed myself.
- Annie Lennox
Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don't even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges.
- Annie Lennox
The inner world is very potent for me - I don't ascribe to any God or Jesus or Buddha - I just have a sense of it and revere it along with the natural world and human consciousness.
- Annie Lennox
Having children, they're not your property. They need to figure out their own views. I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness, but I can't speak on their behalf.
- Annie Lennox
I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

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