"I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Jessica Hagedorn on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Jessica Hagedorn on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Jessica Hagedorn on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Jessica Hagedorn on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Jessica Hagedorn on Mahatma Gandhi
"My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify."
"We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child."