"Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that's just in the suitcase when you're an actor."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Laura Linney on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Laura Linney on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Laura Linney on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Laura Linney on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Laura Linney on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I'm not someone who likes to have my picture taken, let alone see it plastered all over the place."
"The goal seems to me at times just to be business first."
"People's view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point."
"I believe that no matter what you do in life, if you learn the basics through theater, it will help you in everything else - problem solving, communication, discipline, all of that stuff."
"Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked - but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships."