I identified with both women. But Emma had a stronger message for the women I want to speak to now— women who work. I wanted to tell them that choosing to work doesn't make them oddballs and isn't antisocial.
On her decision to play Emma, in The Turning Point (1977). Interview People magazine, quoted in "Anne Bancroft" at Salon.com (18 September 2001)
I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?Anne Bancroft
There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but — the content of the role itself — I find there are many roles.Anne Bancroft
First of all, you have to marry the right person. If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely — by that time, you're both dead. So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person.Anne Bancroft
He understands not only with his brain but with his heart. And that might be called love. Not quite sure, but maybe that's the key.Anne Bancroft
To this day, when men meet me, there's always that movie in the back of their mind.Anne Bancroft
I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.Anne Bancroft