"I was so absolutely riveted, I felt I was looking into the eyes of the artist. Art just closed the gap of time and space. The 16th century became as real to me as the 20th. It was something magical. "
"Marriage takes perseverance and determination. There are always opportunities to walk away from marriage but I feel very strongly that you have a responsibility once you start a family."
"When I was growing up and forming these feelings of regret at being born into the wrong gender, there were very few women doctors, no women engineers, in fact very few women in any professions. So an ambitious little girl would feel frustrated. You must have role models."