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  • Trivia

    • In the 1970s, Susan had several dates with Charles, Prince of Wales, and there was press speculation that he was in love with her. At Charles's first wedding to Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in in 1981, Susan was one of the invited guests.

    • In 1983, Susan was nominated for a Saturn Award (Best Actress) for the horror movie The House Where Evil Dwells.

    • Her biggest box-office success was probably in Sam Peckinpah's movie Straw Dogs, in which she played the lead opposite Dustin Hoffman.

    • She was a child actress. Her first screen role was in the children's television dramatization of Swallows and Amazons, in which she played Kitty Walker.

    • Susan composed the theme tune for the Yugoslav movie That Summer of White Roses (1989), also known as Djavolji Raj.

    • She was the executive producer of the movie Stealing Heaven (1988), starring Kim Thomson, about the love story of Abelard and Heloise.

    • Susan and her husband now run a stud farm, called Georgian Arabians, in Somerset, England.

  • Quotes

    • Susan George: I used to work a lot on food issues and every time somebody predicted that production would be inadequate they got egg on their face a year or two later.

    • Susan George: Workers come and work in our countries and send back remittances to their home villages and families, and the UN calls that about $93 billion.

    • Susan George: When you say the penguins are coming back, I think that's wonderful because that shows that it's not just the penguins, that shows that the whole food chain is being renewed, that you're also increasing the marine habitat.

    • Susan George: What is not fair now is that corporations pay less and less tax, which means that you and I pay more because we're rooted somewhere, they've got our address, right?

    • Susan George: What I do worry about is the environment. There I'm not at all sure we have time. There are a few signs of hope, but not a lot.

    • Susan George: We made it too hot for France to stay in the Multilateral Agreement on Investments.

    • Susan George: We have the most crude accounting tools. It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.

    • Susan George: This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place.

    • Susan George: There is no degree of human suffering which in and of itself is going to bring about change. Only organisation can change things.

    • Susan George: The first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat.

    • Susan George: The natural capital is not income, but we spend our natural capital as if it were revenue, as if it were going to come back next year without any problems, whereas these renewals in nature can take hundreds of years.

    • Susan George: Now we are flying off into outer space, there is no clear curb on what can be done in the name of the economy.

    • Susan George: Much of what is called investment is actually nothing more than mergers and acquisitions, and of course mergers and acquisitions are generally accompanied by downsizing.

    • Susan George: Markets can't think about anything beyond about three months. This is very long-term for markets, which is why the important things in life have got to be taken outside of the marketplace.

    • Susan George: If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees.

    • Susan George: If the economy becomes disembodied from society it can only lead to disaster.

    • Susan George: I'm not there talking about Mars and Venus, I'm talking about something relatively complicated when I go out and give speeches.

    • Susan George: I have never subscribed to authoritarianism, and I think if the twenty-first century is going to be authoritarian then we're all done for.