Louise Brealey quotes

  • I’d like every man who doesn’t call himself a feminist to explain to the women in his life why he doesn’t believe in equality for women.
    -- Louise Brealey

    #Believe #Men #Feminist

  • I don't want to come over all po-faced, because ultimately Sherlock is just entertainment, but if I can, I want to try to set a good example.
    -- Louise Brealey

    #Trying #Example #Want

  • You don’t have to have a boyfriend to be happy, to be pretty, or belong.
    -- Louise Brealey

  • Everyone was at Martin Freeman’s house, and Martin was there and his wife was sat at his feet and Amanda [Abbington, Freeman’s wife] was crying and so was I and I tried to laugh it off but that turned into this enormous sob in front of everyone and I just thought, oh brilliant. I just found it terribly moving. Martin is just amazing in that last bit, it’s beautiful, that kind of incomprehension and devastation, it’s fantastic, with his sort of military shuffle at the grave. Fantastic.
    -- Louise Brealey

    #Beautiful #Military #Moving

  • Molly works because, while Watson is ‘the audience’, Molly is every woman of a certain age sitting at home on the settee fantasizing about running their hands through Benedict Cumberbatch's hair. ...Also, I think most people have experienced the agony and the ignominy of unrequited love. I’ve never thought Molly was an idiot. She just really, really loves him.
    -- Louise Brealey

    #Running #Unrequited Love #Home

  • I’d like every man who doesn’t call himself a feminist to explain to the women in his life why he doesn’t believe in equality for women.
    -- Louise Brealey

    #Believe #Men #Feminist

  • You don’t have to have a boyfriend to be happy, to be pretty, or belong.
    -- Louise Brealey

  • A country scratching a lazy irritation at sagging doorjambs and late trains, whose greatest attribute is a collective, smelly tolerance, where a chap will put up with almost everything, which means he won't care about anything enough to get out of a chair.A country of public insouciance and private, grubby guilt, where you can believe anything as long as you don't believe it too fervently. A country where the highest aspiration is for a quiet life.

  • I still secretly believe that afternoons are the time for the test card and you shouldn't watch television when the sun is out.

  • The gods have fled, I know. My sense is the gods have always been essentially absent. I do not believe human beings have played games or sports from the beginning merely to summon or to please or to appease the gods. If anthropologists and historians believe that, it is because they believe whatever they have been able to recover about what humankind told the gods humankind was doing. I believe we have played games, and watched games, to imitate the gods, to become godlike in our worship of eachother and, through those moments of transmutation, to know for an instant what the gods know.

  • Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

  • We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.

  • This is our high calling, to represent Christ, and act in His behalf, and in His character and spirit, under all circumstances and toward all men.

  • The sanctified body is one whose hands are clean. The stain of dishonesty is not on them, the withering blight of ill-gotten gain has not blistered them, the mark of violence is not found upon them. They have been separated from every occupation that could displease God or injure a fellow-man.

  • I want women to have access to safe healthcare and be in control of their own bodies. I am a feminist. Everyone should be a feminist.

  • I'm thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the '60s.

  • The annihilation of a woman's personality, individuality, will, character, is prerequisite to male sexuality.