"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
"My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school because she was a woman and a Jew. So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system."
"My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War."
"I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain."
"People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely."
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
"My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor."
"I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show. I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them. I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton I'm not playing Ed Norton but my version of it, cause I'm a black man."
"I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me."
"There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing."