"As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair."
"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."Lauren Graham on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Lauren Graham on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Lauren Graham on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Lauren Graham 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."Lauren Graham on Joseph Stalin
"I didn't grow up identifying with beauty. I grew up thinking I could be smart and funny - those are the things I got feedback on."
"Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret."
"Belly buttons are cool!"
"Like my dad, I have a Christmas party most years. I like to celebrate and see as many people as possible."
"I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor."