"There's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they're interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they're just a mess. It's good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Ellen Pompeo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Ellen Pompeo on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Ellen Pompeo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Ellen Pompeo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Ellen Pompeo on Abraham Lincoln
"Brains don't really smell, but what's amazing about the brain is that it's almost like scrambled eggs or soft tofu, almost like a gel. The brain controls so much of what we do, but you could put your finger right through it."
"We're teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing."
"I was never a person who was introduced to junk food."
"Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps."
"My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be."