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Joanna Lumley quotes on love, life, war, career, time, world, mind, and films.

30 Joanna Lumley Quotes That Will Make Your Day

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Known for her scintillating portrayal of Patsy Stone in the sitcom ‘Absolutely Fabulous,’ Joanna Lumley is an English actress, former model, activist and an author. Born in British India and raised in Kent, England, Joanna started her career as a model and made her film debut in 1969 with the film ‘Some Girls Do.’ The two time BAFTA TV award winner and one time Tony Award nominee, Joanna is best known for her television roles in series’ such as ‘Sensitive Skin’ and ‘Sapphire Steel’. She is also known for her key appearances in films such as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Ella Enchanted.’ Also a human and animal rights activist, Joanna has executed some major philanthropic projects in Nepal. An inspiring personality, Joanna is also known for her liberal views. We have compiled a list of Joanna Lumley quotes on love, life, war, career, time, world, mind, and films taken from her articles, speeches, books, and interviews.

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

- Joanna Lumley

It's an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down. They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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!

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

I've never felt the constraints of social acceptability.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

I prefer not to eat food that has a face.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley

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.

- Joanna Lumley