"I'm interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don't watch politics for sport."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Anna Chlumsky on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Anna Chlumsky on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Anna Chlumsky on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Anna Chlumsky on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Anna Chlumsky on Joseph Stalin
"Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they're very bright. But there's a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy."
"Keep in mind that there are computers, that do touch things up. Like when I got a hold of the poster for 'Gold Diggers,' I said: 'Hey, wait a minute! Those aren't my teeth!'"
"I don't let it bother me too much if someone doesn't like me. I just figure there's no accounting for taste. It's not me, it's my acting. It's like if someone doesn't like someone's food, they just don't like my acting."
"I really don't like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year."
"From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want."