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I loathe conflict, and I loathe not getting along well with people, so I always try very hard to be on the best terms with the people I work with.

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I`ll show you somebody who has never achieved much.

I`m older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that.

Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out.

And I think of that again as I`ve written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that - you know, I come from a generation that wasn`t - didn`t have a lot of food.

I don`t seek to be in the tabloids but I suppose sometimes I go out and I`m wearing something and they take a picture and it`s in.

I think, Larry, one of the things is I`m a very active person.

Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.

(speaking in 1995) "I was thinking, who of the English actresses in the last 30 or 40 years have achieved as much as I have?"

I don`t believe in dieting.

Yes, I love playing cartoony characters. Been known for that.

I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.

I think health is another exceedingly important thing.

I don`t buy into you`re on the slag heap when you`re 40 or 50 or 60 or 70 or whatever.

Age is just a number. It`s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don`t have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together.

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn`t mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.

I really feel now like a native New Yorker. And I`m very happy here.

Age, in my opinion, has no bearing at all, that is unless, of course, one happens to be a bottle of wine.

(on her character in "The b*tch") She appears to have the world by the balls, but underneath she`s trying to solve the problem of loneliness, which I think is the universal problem of all rich people.

I`m extremely happy in my life. I consider myself to be very blessed.

I`ve never chased fame. I came into this business to be a theatre actress. I was nine when I first appeared on stage. But I can`t say I would turn my back on fortune. I`m someone who enjoys the benefits of money. I created a lifestyle for myself. Nobody else did it for me. Everything I have I`ve bought with my own money.

I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it`s radio, television, films, theater, I don`t care as long as I can get out there and do it.

He`s also very bright. Very knowledgeable about everything. And we agree about everything. He`s my best friend. He`s my partner. We share everything.

And I kissed a lot of frogs as well, but no, I kissed a lot of frogs and now I`ve found my prince.

If life throws you a lemon - make lemonade.

But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is c*cktail parties, and four is studying my lines.

Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods.

And then I wrote my first autobiography when I - well, it was 23 years ago. And since then I`ve written about one book every two years.

Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than walking around like a library book waiting to be loaned out.

Well I`ve written four beauty books as well.

I think it has something to do with being British. We don`t take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously; I find that a very tedious attitude.

And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I - but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn`t much time.

I have a lot of male friends.

I consider you as old as you look and feel. And in that case I feel - I feel I`m about 39, like Jack Benny.

Look, I`m an actress, Larry, I act. It doesn`t matter - I don`t consider myself a star like some people. I am a star, I can only do this.

On her guest starring role on "Star Trek" (1966): "People still want to talk to me about that episode - some remember me more for that than anything else I`ve done" (Sept/Oct 2006 Star Trek Magazine, Issue #1).

I think dieting is bad for you.

I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don`t get very much approbation for it.

(on George Peppard) He`s arrogant -- the sort of man who expects women to fall at his feet at the slightest command; who throws his weight around. He gives the impression that he`s the star, what he says goes and that nobody else is very important.

(On Italian film director Roberto Rossellini) Rossellini was a stubborn, opinionated genius who had total autonomy over all his productions.

Even when you win the rat race, you`re still a rat.

The easiest way to convince my kids that they don`t really need something is to get it for them.

I`ve never yet met a man who could look after me. I don`t need a husband. What I need is a wife.

The problem with beauty is that it`s like being born rich and getting poorer.

(On Margaret Thatcher`s 80th birthday) "She`s the Iron Lady and I want to be just like that when I grow up".

I`ve never been that keen on Shakespeare.

After a certain age, you get the face you deserve.

I have always tried to live my life with enthusiasm and pleasure.

It is unseemly to undress on stage. I won`t do that.

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