Felicity Kendal Best Quotes

Felicity Ann Kendal, CBE is an English actress, working in television and theatre. She has appeared in numerous stage and screen roles over a 45-year career, but the role that brought attention to her … Enjoy Felicity Kendal’s best quotes below.

Felicity Kendal
“My parents were very volatile but very loving. My father would get jealous if my mother looked at somebody. I used to be insanely jealous. It comes out of insecurity. It can come and go, but you get to the point in life where you don’t have this raging jealousy and protectiveness about your world.”
“I don’t treasure things much – just people. And pets.”
“I think you have to relax about aging. What else can you do?”
“For me, compatibility is a sense of humour, being able to laugh together; that is very important.”
“I did try fillers once. Don’t ever have fillers because when your cheekbones are high, it’s chipmunk time.”
“I don’t think, until you’ve actually lost somebody you really love, that you can go through that door that allows you to be grown-up.”
“I love gentle, gorgeous classical music such as Mozart.”
“So many roles for women demand that you make the audience fall in love with you or sympathise with you.”
“The gym is where I get my chill-out time. I try to go six days a week, but when I’m working, that goes down to about three.”
“When I was little I always thought I was marked out, special, on the verge of something momentous. I used to tingle with anticipation.”
“Every time we moved on, I joined a different class in a different school with different girls until, aged 13, my father had taken the decision to pull me out of school altogether. Everything I needed, he reasoned, could be found within the rich language of Shakespeare’s plays at which, by then, I was something of an old hand.”
“I do still get the odd fan letter about The Good Life, clearly written by somebody aged 18, who says: Will you send a photograph? And I think: Maybe it’s kinder not to. I’m deeply into my 50s now.”
“I think very few people do find a relationship where, every moment of every day, everything they do comes together. That’s why, in a nutshell, everyone loved Barbara in ‘The Good Life.’ She was the perfect partner. It was a formula. She wasn’t glamorous. She wasn’t clever. But she was a good partner. That’s too easy, too perfect.”
“It was in India that I started my acting career, courtesy of my parents, long before I set foot on stage in England. They headed a company of travelling players performing Shakespeare up and down the land.”
“It’s nice not to have lines when you frown, especially on TV. I don’t know why people make such a fuss about it. No one is interested if a woman has her teeth capped or her hair dyed.”
“As we have more women in power, so the plays and the TV dramas are reflecting what’s happening.”
“Every woman feels she is too old and has missed the boat.”
“I can be very difficult if people are not professional, or lazy – or the opposite, which is take themselves too seriously.”
“I don’t take money seriously, so I can’t keep any.”
“I hope to start enjoying flirting again when I’m 70, like my mother did.”
“I’m not very much of a foodie; I like small amounts of delicious things, but I’ve never overeaten – I’d much rather have a glass of wine.”
“In a play, the director is God, and I’m a great arguer. Rather boringly so, I think, about trying different things.”
“Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period.”
“The girl-next-door image is a sort of joke; for years, I couldn’t get any roles other than as somebody dark.”
“There is the most wonderful thing called Polaris: it’s a very high frequency laser treatment that lifts and tightens the skin.”

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