"I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn't want money. I didn't care about fame."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Christine Lahti on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Christine Lahti on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Christine Lahti on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Christine Lahti on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Christine Lahti on Abraham Lincoln
"I don't want to fight aging I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I'm not interested."
"Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!"