I can’t understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven’t really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa – 60 percent of people in – infected with HIV are women.

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. ‘

Feminism is a word that I identify with. The term has become synonymous with vitriolic man-hating but it needs to come back to a place where both men and women can embrace it. It is particularly important for women in developing countries.

Women’s issues have always been a part of my life.

It’s hard to tell how far women’s individuality has come in the past twenty years.

Men need to understand and women too what feminism is really about.

Annie Lennox Women Quotes

As a creative person you just put something out into the consciousness of the society you live in.

Annie Lennox Society Quote

I’m appalled the word feminism has been denigrated to a place of almost ridicule and I very passionately believe the word needs to be revalued and reintroduced with power and understanding that this is a global picture.

Annie Lennox Power Quote

I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.

Annie Lennox Poetry Quote

I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere… Being a human being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me.

I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought.

Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion – very powerful emotions. That’s what draws millions of people towards it. And um I found myself always going for these darker places and – people identify with that.

I love to make music and stay grounded.

I only want to make music because I have a passion for it.

Annie Lennox Music Quotes

Money is a good thing and it’s obviously useful but to work only for money or fame would never interest me.

Annie Lennox Money Quote

We all fight over what the label ‘feminism’ means but for me it’s about empowerment. It’s not about being more powerful than men – it’s about having equal rights with protection support justice. It’s about very basic things. It’s not a badge like a fashion item.

Annie Lennox Men Quote

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 Home Quote

I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era.

Annie Lennox History Quote

Dying is easy it’s living that scares me to death.

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 Death Quotes