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Arabella Weir, British Comedian ( December 6, 1957 - )

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My theory is that one needs to be loved completely, unconditionally, and unfettered by parental disapproval, if one is to get happily through life which, after all, presents its own hurdles.~Arabella Weir


Life Loved Theory

Why has everything got to be about feelings these days? In the old days, no one knew what anyone was feeling and, what's more, they weren't expected to.~Arabella Weir


Feelings Feeling Old

My mother, father, stepmother and surrogate mother have all died of cancer; my best friend has got terminal cancer and at least five of my other friends have had cancer but survived it.~Arabella Weir


Mother Best Best Friend

Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.~Arabella Weir


Me Building Self-Worth

The crushing, pitiful, and frequently just plain risible pathos of an unsuccessful actor/performer's life is well charted.~Arabella Weir


Life Well Unsuccessful

I can't write about my greatest mistakes because I've slept with most of them.~Arabella Weir


Mistakes Greatest Most

My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo.~Arabella Weir


Dad America Living

I spent my entire childhood living abroad because of my father's occupation, so we were on long-haul flights all the time.~Arabella Weir


Time Father Childhood

Both Plockton and the Isle of Muck in north-west Scotland are incredibly beautiful. Sadly, Plockton has been discovered by tourists because it's where they shot Hamish Macbeth.~Arabella Weir


Beautiful Shot Because

I have never done a package tour in my life. It appeals in a way, but then I remind myself that you can't control the other people with you, which could turn out to be ghastly.~Arabella Weir


Life Myself People


I'm the co-chair of the PTA at my kids' school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.~Arabella Weir


School London Kids

Despotism isn't nearly as bad as it's cracked up to be.~Arabella Weir


Bad Up Nearly

Look, I want what's good for everybody. I want to promote good state education for all. I want to raise standards for all kids, irrespective of race and class but why can't they all just do what I say when I know I'm right?~Arabella Weir


Education Good Look

With a diplomat father, for whom foreign postings were a fact of life, my siblings and I were expected to attend boarding schools in Britain.~Arabella Weir


Life Father Fact

When popularity is your only goal, doing well in class is going to feature very low, if at all, on your priority list.~Arabella Weir


Goal Doing Class

Success, in whatever form it takes, is a tricky thing - once you've achieved your goal, then what? Where do you aim?~Arabella Weir


Success Goal Aim

I was accorded the opportunity to learn by failing - albeit at the cost of a few honourable teachers' sanity - and now I realise what a rare and incredible luxury that is.~Arabella Weir


Opportunity Learn Luxury

Statistically, if you have ever dieted you are extremely likely not only to regain any weight you lose, but to go on to gain even more. Dieting makes you fat.~Arabella Weir


You Fat Diet

In the 20 long, hungry years between my late teens and late 30s I bought in to virtually every new diet and/or exercise regime that hoved into view, particularly at this most vulnerable time for those of us prone to poor body image - a new year.~Arabella Weir


Time Late View

If, however, you have richer pursuits in mind and know that no woman should be judged by how she looks - that everything she brings to the party is more important than the size of her arse - then refuse to be sucked into the never ending whirligig of self-doubting, self-hating madness that is stop-start dieting and crazy new exercise regimes.~Arabella Weir


Woman Crazy Mind


As I was growing up, it was made clear that the fat me wasn't welcome, that a thin person was expected and awaited, and impatiently so.~Arabella Weir


Welcome Growing Up Me

Society prizes a girl for being thin more than anything else she might bring to the table.~Arabella Weir


Girl Society She

My parents' generation's benchmark was simple: Fat Equals Bad.~Arabella Weir


Parents Simple Generation

I wish my parents hadn't made me feel that how I looked was linked to how much they loved me. But I do also see how hard it must be to see your child pile on the pounds and trust they'll find their own way back to a healthy weight.~Arabella Weir


Parents Trust Child

Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying.~Arabella Weir


Life Time School

There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.~Arabella Weir


Positive School Learn