"I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women. I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Martha Plimpton on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Martha Plimpton on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Martha Plimpton on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Martha Plimpton on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Martha Plimpton on John Lennon
"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."
"I prefer to think of the audience as a single living organism with which I am sharing a singular, never-to-be-repeated experience."
"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."