"My hero is Michelle Williams, who I grew close to when we did 'Meek's Cutoff.' She's an extraordinary actor and mom."
"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."Zoe Kazan 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."Zoe Kazan on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Zoe Kazan on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Zoe Kazan 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."Zoe Kazan on Pablo Picasso
"People really do make the assumption that I had some weirdo Hollywood upbringing, but my parents are incredibly down-to-earth people who worked really hard to raise us in a way that was health."
"I don't have a lot of patience for boring arthouse movies."
"I think movies have much more magic than the theater. Theater can be a magical experience, but movies thrust their subjectivity on you in a more profound way."
"I grew up in L.A., and I don't think I've seen L.A. onscreen in a way that felt real to me. There are definitely movies, but they are few and far between."
"I find playwriting really painful. I love it, or I wouldn't do it, but I don't love the theater as much as I love movies."