"People's view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Laura Linney on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Laura Linney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Laura Linney on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Laura Linney on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Laura Linney on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"The thing about death is that it's honest."