"The only power you have is the word no."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Frances McDormand on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Frances McDormand on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Frances McDormand on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Frances McDormand on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Frances McDormand on Booker T. Washington
"Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down."
"I never trusted good-looking boys."