The Best Annie Lennox quotes

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Ann Stewart Annie Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving commercial success in the 80s as part of the duo Eurythmics, Lennox embarked on a solo career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. She has since released five further solo albums and three compilation albums, Geri Halliwell’s Red Hot Chilli Peppers tribute band gave London a late night treat as they took to the stage at The Forum in Kentish Town on Wednesday night (September 12).

Here are the best Music, Living, Feelings, Women, Time, Life, World, Children quotes from Annie Lennox, and much more.


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About Annie Lennox

birth of the author

25 December 1954

country of the author

Aberdeen, Scotland

genre of the author

Pop, Pop Rock, Rock, Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, New Wave And More.

occupation of the author

Singer, Chancellor For Gcu, Songwriter, Activist, Humanitarian Ambassador And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Piano

date of the author

Years Active:

institution of the author

Rca, Arista

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
The Catch, The Tourists, Eurythmics


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

If people like your music, you can’t guarantee they’re going to love you. — Annie Lennox

I love to make music and stay grounded. — Annie Lennox

Music is a great vehicle for communications, and I have a certain platform. I have an opportunity and I have to take it. — Annie Lennox

i only want to make music because i have a passion for it Annie Lennox quote

The music industry has always been a beast, which would eat you up and spit you out. — Annie Lennox

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

A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn’t always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I’m interested in now, particularly at my age. — Annie Lennox


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I’m not living my life under the spotlight for anybody. — Annie Lennox

Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death. — Annie Lennox

i m not living my life under the spotlight for anybody Annie Lennox quote

You can live with almost any condition if you’re living within a community of people who can share a common understanding. — Annie Lennox

There is a big difference between what I do onstage and what I do in my private life. I don’t put my living room on magazine pages. — Annie Lennox

You just decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful. — Annie Lennox

The dynamic between two individuals starts off with everything warm and nice and fabulous and good. Working and living together can serve you quite well, but when it starts to go wrong–oh, boy! — Annie Lennox


The world is a heartbreaking place, without any question. — Annie Lennox

the world is a heartbreaking place without any question Annie Lennox quote

I am a communicator; that seems to be my natural place. And I’ll always be passionate about the world, because it’s so bonkers. — Annie Lennox

The inner world is very potent for me–I don’t ascribe to any God or Jesus or Buddha–I just have a sense of it and revere it along with the natural world and human consciousness. — Annie Lennox

Those in the developing world have so few rights–we take a lot for granted in the developed world. — Annie Lennox

Such is the scale and depth of poverty in many parts of the world that it won’t be ended overnight. That is why if, like me, you want to see an end to poverty, you need to be in it for the long haul. — Annie Lennox

Ask yourself: have you been kind today? make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. — Annie Lennox

Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion. — Annie Lennox


Nelson Mandela is awe inspiring–a person who really sacrificed for what he believed in. I feel truly humbled by him. — Annie Lennox

Everything is illusory. You cannot label something and feel that that is the beginning, middle, and end of it. — Annie Lennox

You have a bigger view, of something bigger than you, and you have to view that and take that in mind. At times you feel like despair rises up over hope, then other times you feel hopeful again. — Annie Lennox

I’m not really keen on comebacks. Eurythmics was an incredible thing. When I look back on that work, I feel very satisfied with it. — Annie Lennox

i have always felt a little homeless it s a strange thing Annie Lennox quote

Just having medicine isn’t equivalent to medical care. You need the health systems, you need to create the social framework so that people feel safe. — Annie Lennox

I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self–awareness but I can’t speak on their behalf. — Annie Lennox

I have always felt a little homeless. It’s a strange thing. — Annie Lennox


When women get together as a group, it is immensely powerful. — Annie Lennox

Women empowering other women.They get the psycho–social support. They become part of a community. — Annie Lennox

when women get together as a group it is immensely powerful Annie Lennox quote

I don’t feel there are enough women artists out there who are saying anything of tremendous relevance. — Annie Lennox

If one woman is suffering, then we are all suffering, and we need to put a voice to that. — Annie Lennox

Men need to understand, and women too, what feminism is really about. — Annie Lennox

The contrast of the world that we live in and the world that is here in Aspen and the world inhabited by women who have no resources, little or no, very few resources–huge disparity. — Annie Lennox

We all come from women, and there’s something extraordinary about the mothers who raised us. — Annie Lennox

if one woman is suffering then we are all suffering and we need to put a voice to that Annie Lennox quote

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. ‘ — Annie Lennox

I understand what it is for a woman to want to protect their children and give them the best they can. — Annie Lennox

I have different hats; I’m a mother, I’m a woman, I’m a human being, I’m an artist and hopefully I’m an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time. — Annie Lennox

Most women are dissatisfied with their appearance–it’s the stuff that fuels the beauty and fashion industries. — Annie Lennox

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Why are we not valuing the word ‘feminism’ when there is so much work to be done in terms of empowerment and emancipation of women everywhere? — Annie Lennox

My issue with the state of women became incredibly stimulated when I was visiting developing countries and it became obvious that women bore the brunt of so many things in society. — Annie Lennox


One wouldn’t want to have the same dilemmas at 50 as one had at 15. And indeed I don’t. I have a very different take on life. — Annie Lennox

I’m passionate about everything, actually. I’m passionate about life. — Annie Lennox

I find beauty in a very independent state. It lives quietly. It’s there to be discovered. — Annie Lennox

I was born in 1954. My parents were brought up in the war years, and life was hard. — Annie Lennox

i m passionate about everything actually i m passionate about life Annie Lennox quote

Women’s issues have always been a part of my life. My goal is to bring the word ‘feminism’ back into the zeitgeist and reframe it. — Annie Lennox

We’re all born, and if you’re going to live to be elderly, you’ll have gone through a life journey different than anyone else’s. It’s unique to you, but you’ll have some common themes. — Annie Lennox

Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don’t even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges. — Annie Lennox

Green is a label for a certain attitude to life, a certain kind of respect that one might have for the very source of things that we take for granted. — Annie Lennox

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

i find beauty in a very independent state it lives quietly it s there to be discovered Annie Lennox quote

I think life on the road really suits very egotistical men. It’s set up for kings. — Annie Lennox

As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life. — Annie Lennox

I haven’t lived my life through my daughters. Some parents devote everything to their children, which must be so hard, and it’s very beautiful. But I’m a working parent, so I’ve always kept my own life. — Annie Lennox

I’m not intensely private–I talk a great deal about my life and my work–I just don’t play the game to excess. — Annie Lennox

I have a calling in my soul, if you like, to try to make my life in some way worthwhile. What is the value of my existence? — Annie Lennox

i was born in 1954 my parents were brought up in the war years and life was hard Annie Lennox quote

I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era. — Annie Lennox


The momentum of time is always going forward. You cannot repeat what has been done before. You can’t go back. — Annie Lennox

One realizes after a long time that, actually, we are contradictory, all of us. — Annie Lennox

I’m an only child, you know, originally. I’m not a child anymore, but I certainly tend to spend a lot of time on my own. — Annie Lennox

Pop stars are so busy having a career that they don’t really have a lot of time for activism. — Annie Lennox

one realizes after a long time that actually we are contradictory all of us Annie Lennox quote

Right now is the critical time to invest further in the global response, it is a unique opportunity in history and we cannot let it slip by. — Annie Lennox

If I hadn’t been a singer, I might have been a photographer or an artist. But it’s singing I love. I sing all the time, and I feel really good that I’ve expressed myself. — Annie Lennox

I’d rather support the issues I truly believe in than give my vote to parties that court votes at the time of the election. I like to think that my vote strengthens the green foundation stone. — Annie Lennox

The future hasn’t happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I’m in. — Annie Lennox


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

We would like to see the virtual elimination of the transmission of [HIV] from mother to child by 2015. … We believe it can be achieved with political will. — Annie Lennox

When you go to Africa, and you see children, they’re usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they’d love to go to school. — Annie Lennox

To try to help people have babies in a healthy way and to celebrate the process of delivering a child which will be healthy is, I think, almost the best part of healthcare. — Annie Lennox

Medicine comes with hope: the hope of having a healthy child, the hope of being able to raise your family. — Annie Lennox

ANNIE LENNOX Quotes Take Away

Annie Lennox is a powerful voice for change and her words have the ability to inspire people all over the world. We hope that these quotes have given you some food for thought and that you’ll consider checking out our courses to learn more about how you can make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.

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