"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Martha Plimpton on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Martha Plimpton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Martha Plimpton on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Martha Plimpton on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Martha Plimpton on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything."