Quotes from Jane Asher
"Acting has been very useful to me."
"Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me-I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations."
"Having done lifestyle books and being an actress, I suppose it made sense to bring the two together. I think that's what happened."
"I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously, too, when we have experts in showing how to make things. You watch them thinking you'll go home and do the things yourself, which is fun. Some I have done myself later on."
"I haven't broken it off, but it is broken off,finished... I know it sounds corny, but we still see each other, and love each other, but it hasn't worked out. Perhaps we'll be childhood sweethearts and meet again, and get married when we're about 70."
"I learned basic cookery from my mom, taught myself cake techniques and then got fed up with my own cakes not looking as good as the ones in the shops."
"I look at myself objectively and in a way I see myself as a commodity. Your name becomes somehow outside yourself. Now, when I'm at home being Mrs. Scarfe, that's when I'm most myself."
"I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve."
"I think one wants lots of different lives."
"Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody."
"The show is really designed to give people new ideas for the home. It's just about sharing some tips for having fun."
"There's also something of an illusion in that, you can perhaps record a TV thing one month and complete a book the next and then be in a play. Then, if they all come out at once, it looks as if you're actually juggling a million things."
"We get a lot of overseas people wanting to order cakes."
"We once created a birthday cake for a lady's party which was a model of her in the form of a naked marble statue."
Total Quotes: 14
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