"My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Martha Plimpton on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Martha Plimpton on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Martha Plimpton on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Martha Plimpton on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Martha Plimpton on Ambrose Bierce
"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."