"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."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Martha Plimpton on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Martha Plimpton on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Martha Plimpton on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Martha Plimpton on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Martha Plimpton on Margaret Mead
"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 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."