Words matter. These are the best Martha Plimpton Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
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.
It’s a very long and difficult schedule on a single-camera show.
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.
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 like cluttered, old, dark-wood antiques. I like character.
Being nominated is the win. For me, being nominated is winning. It’s just unbelievable.
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.
I hate those people who say ‘I don’t own a television’ – I own one and I watch it whenever I can.
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.
As an actress for most of my life, I am profoundly familiar with poverty.
I don’t know if I’ve learned anything about people, but I’ve learned about Twitter.
I like things that are civilized.
I am a United States citizen and I vote.
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.
People seem to think that you should be willing to speak to them whether they’re jerks or not.
Women know the financial, social and physical costs of not having access to basic health care.
Independent film is not only an oxymoron; it doesn’t exist anymore.
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.
At this point, I don’t get hired a lot because people don’t think I could finance a movie.
I feel comfortable in the presence of oddity. Probably because I’m a little bit odd.
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?’
I almost never have a plan for myself… I’m not ambitious in that 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.
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.
In the theater, as an actor, you’re welcoming people into your house.
I don’t like to get bored and don’t like to repeat myself.
I watch things that are fun, or funny, or interesting.
Things come to you in life when you’re prepared for them, when you’re ready for them.
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.
Actors, they come and go, you know.
I’ve been doing old-people things since I was a child.
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 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.
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.
Who owns your body? You or the state?