"I prefer to think of the audience as a single living organism with which I am sharing a singular, never-to-be-repeated experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Martha Plimpton on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Martha Plimpton on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Martha Plimpton on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Martha Plimpton on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Martha Plimpton on Mark Twain
"That's the thing about interviews, at some point you're going to change your mind. But it's there forever and you can't escape it."
"The word 'equality' shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it's not the American way."
"It's not common for a woman on television, especially if she's the mom of the family, to be funny. She's usually a straight man or foil."
"It's long been accepted as fact that the availability of family planning services saves lives. Where women have access to these services, children and families are healthier, and society at large benefits."
"My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything."