gillian anderson quote

I once had to say this on a show many years ago, and I truly believe it; Loneliness is a choice. I like to be alone; I’m more comfortable alone. But I do recognise that I take it too far sometimes and so I try to force myself to keep up with being sociable. I just am a bit of a lone ranger and I always have been. But I don’t believe that necessarily has to translate to being lonely. You can be lonely in a crowd of a thousand people. I can be in a hotel room on my own and not feel lonely. It all comes down to how comfortable you are with who you are in silence.
—  Gillian Anderson
Happiness is a function of vigilance, of watching yourself. You do bad things to cover up bad feelings, and you somehow become attached to both.
—  Gillian Anderson interviewed by The Observer, Feb 1999
Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
—  Gillian Anderson
You spend a lot of time building walls. It’s natural that you want to see if someone is clever enough to climb over them
—  Gillian Anderson as Bedelia du Maurier, Hannibal (2013-2015)