"The word 'equality' shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it's not the American way."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Martha Plimpton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Martha Plimpton on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Martha Plimpton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Martha Plimpton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Martha Plimpton on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."