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.— Martha Plimpton
The most provocative Martha Plimpton quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
I am not a morning person. I like to sleep in.
I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women.
I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there.
When you're working with good people it brings good things out in you.
I like cluttered, old, dark-wood antiques. I like character.
It's important to me if I'm having a good time than I feel like the work is better. The quality of it is better and my level of interest is higher.
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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'm hoping maybe people like working with me because I like what I do for a living and I want to have a good time.
I am a fierce patriot, and I try to be outspoken about my beliefs.
I don't pay attention to the ratings.
Cigarettes are an instant signifier in culture.
It punctuates a joke, or puts that extra zing on a punch line. I like them as a prop. I think it can be really useful for character and texture and contrast and all of that.
I feel comfortable in the presence of oddity. Probably because I'm a little bit odd.
I want to be true to the character and maintain some consistency and give the audience what they love while at the same time keeping things fresh and grow the character.
I wouldn't say Malkovich is totally insane, but he's not living in the real world. He's living in his world, which is a fine world to live in apparently.
Independent film is not only an oxymoron; it doesn't exist anymore.
There are so many brilliant women on television right now.
Actors, they come and go, you know.
Things tend to come when they are meant to come.
I know that sounds kind of like spiritual and cheesy, but I think things come when they're meant to come.
Very often a job will come along that speaks to the place you're in as a person at that very moment. And usually once I've done it I feel like that part is over.
People seem to think that you should be willing to speak to them whether they're jerks or not.
It's not so weird that four generations are living together under the same roof and trying to make it work. It's how a lot of people in this country are living right now.
I hate those people who say 'I don't own a television' - I own one and I watch it whenever I can.
See, I don't watch reality television anymore.
I watched a little bit of it for awhile, but I found it turned my soul into a black sludge, and I just did not find it healthy or good for me at all, because I would watch it and be disgusted, disgusted.
Things come to you in life when you're prepared for them, when you're ready for them.
My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything.
Once when we were fifteen, River (Phoenix) and I went out for this fancy dinner in Manhattan and I ordered soft-shell crabs. He left the restaurant and walked around on Park Avenue, crying. I went out and said, "I love you so much. Why?" He had such a pain that I was eating an animal, that he hadn't impressed on me what was right. I loved him for that. For his dramatic desire that we share every belief, that I be with him all the way
It's an unusual situation for me to be working and making a living.
I don't like to get bored and don't like to repeat myself.
As an actress for most of my life, I am profoundly familiar with poverty.
One comes to a decision based on what one wants, not based on what one doesn't want. Got it?
I just want to be clear, I am a very dark and bitter person, but I think on some level, everything really does come when it's meant to come.
The word 'equality' shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it's not the American way.
My mom and I used to listen to records, read, and take train rides across the country in the summer. It was a very chill life. She didn't expose me to anything that was ahead of my development, but she expected me to adjust to her world - she did not expect to adjust to mine.
In the theater, as an actor, you're welcoming people into your house.
I live like a crazy old pack rat.
I wasn't paraded around for sale at all. My mother wasn't into that.
I am a United States citizen and I vote.
I would almost rather be in debt constantly than work with horrible people that I hate.
I love dogs because they're so adaptable.
I prefer to think of the audience as a single living organism with which I am sharing a singular, never-to-be-repeated experience.
Women have always been at the forefront of progressive movements.
Women can be depended on when you need bodies in the streets for women's rights and human rights.
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.
My mother had been an actress and we came from that world in New York, the theater world and the downtown sort of theater scene, and so I guess we didn't really have what you'd call like a Hollywood kind of life at all.
I almost never have a plan for myself... I'm not ambitious in that way.
I'd just like to see a role for women where someone who isn't traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend. You know, the character that only speaks in questions. 'Gee, are you gonna go out with him? Do you think I look fat?'
It's long past time we started focusing on the solutions that actually keep women healthy, instead of using basic aspects of women's health as a tool of cultural, moral, and political control.
It's easier to lecture women on sexual morality than it is to explain why all Americans shouldn't have comprehensive, fair, and equal health care coverage.
I like things that are civilized.
The '80s to me, more than anything else, represents a time of real criminal activity in the office of the president: an incredibly disparate economy in terms of the class distinctions and whatnot, and a tremendous shallowness - a lot of sort of bank robbery by executives.
If I'm enjoying myself, I find my opportunities for more fun become greater.