"I think the way we talk about cancer has really evolved. I remember the way my grandmother used to talk about it, like a death sentence, no-one would even mention the word."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Laura Linney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Laura Linney on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Laura Linney on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Laura Linney on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Laura Linney on Helen Keller
"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."