"I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics."
"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."Joan Cusack on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Joan Cusack on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Joan Cusack on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Joan Cusack 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."Joan Cusack on Joseph Stalin
"I think there's nothing better than laughing in life, so that's nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It's 'cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that's fine."
"I play- it's kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what's their friendship like, and what's their life like and so I just play one of the four friends."
"I take parenting incredibly seriously. I want to be there for my kids and help them navigate the world, and develop skills, emotional intelligence, to enjoy life, and I'm lucky to be able to do that and have two healthy, normal boys."
"It's nice to be able to work I'd love to be able to do another TV show I could do in Chicago so I could live and work in the same place. It's hard being a parent and being in a good marriage, and it all takes a lot of work, but if you're not there you can't do any of it."
"You know, I loved math. My mom was a math teacher."