Margo Martindale Quotes.
My favorite thing to do is just sit outside on the stoop and talk with all my neighbors. I can go out with curlers in my hair, and nobody blinks twice. It’s just sad when people want to take a picture!
I got my first professional job at Harvard, at the Loeb Drama Center, and I remember sitting on campus one day under a tree – I was doing ‘Threepenny Opera.’ I was reading a book, and the light caught me, and I thought, ‘I want to be in the movies.’
I love just being at Lincoln Center – it’s so New York! Those fountains!
I’m gaga over Richard Jenkins.
I loved ‘Dexter.’ I loved the writing of ‘Dexter.’ I thought that was a brilliant show, and Michael C. Hall was just brilliant.
I love Steve Harvey on ‘Family Feud.’ I love ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and ‘Fixer Upper.’ Anything that’s mind-numbing.
Texas people are very open, because it’s open.
So many actors who are really gifted and talented just don’t get the opportunity. I happened to get that opportunity.
TV is the only thing that’s really alive, because it’s happening as you go. You don’t know the end, so another day brings a new life to it. Unlike a play, unlike a movie, where you know the beginning, middle, and end.
I loved Paris, Je T’aime. It’s like my top favorite things I’ve ever done and I think it was a beautiful. I think it was a perfect seven minute movie, or whatever it was.
I love New York. I love how integrated it is, how everybody lives together.
If you need things, you work harder to get them.
I played an old woman in a wheelchair at 18.
I am just so grateful for every single day, and if I could just not think past today, I would be living the life that I think God meant me to live.
I honestly never turn on the television if I’m alone.
I played Big Mama in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ when I was 20 years old at the University of Michigan.
I had done plays all my life. Many, many, many plays, off-Broadway plays.
Let me just say, as I’ve gotten older, the parts have gotten better.
I’ve always learned in show business: you take the job.
I love television because it’s the most alive, because you don’t know how it’s going to end. It’s a living thing. Sometimes the writers are watching you to see how things will unfold. Sometimes the writers have written it, and you come to it, and they have to change their way of going because of what you’ve done.
I’m delighted with how my career unfolded.
‘The Good Wife’ was so unbelievably luxurious to step into.
I’ve been blessed to play these great parts that just open another door and another door, is I guess how it’s worked.
I did a lot of commercials starting in about ’75, yeah. Well, not ‘a lot’; I never was a big old commercial gal, but I made a good living. I didn’t immediately make ‘a living’ at commercials; the first year I made maybe a living was about ’80. I had a great year in ’85. I had a nice little supplement.
I love, love, love acting, so if you can just go in and play, who could ask for more?
And I love having the job to go to every week. With movies, there’s a lot of downtime. I like working, and television really does that.