"My mom was a '70s mom. She paved a road that no one had yet walked."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Melissa Leo on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Melissa Leo on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Melissa Leo on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Melissa Leo on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Melissa Leo on Pablo Picasso
"I mean, the unfair treatment of women and black people and Indians and other groups, that's real. Mistreatment of other people because 'I'm better than you are' is such a sad part of the world."