To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
I think the country has had enough Bushes.
It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.
Nancy Reagan was a perfectionist, and I am not.
There are a lot of ways to serve, and being president is not the only one, and I would hope that someone else would run.
If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we could be much closer to solving so many of the other problems our country faces today.
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time.
I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else.
Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.
I'm not saying to be happy you must be married. Nor am I saying that to be happy you need children. I'm saying that if you opt for children - be you man or woman - you have to take care of them.
Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries.
People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.
Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It's supposed to be fun.
The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does.
The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time.
And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this - this (chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.
I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.
I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.
Whatever the era...one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first.
You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong.
Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things.
If you are the wife of a governor or the wife of a vice president, I think you can be prepared for it.
I really feel very strongly that the person who runs for office is the courageous one, and the one who everybody has to know.
To this day George Sr. is the soft touch and I'm the enforcer. I'm the one who writes them a letter and says 'Shape up!' He writes, 'You're marvelous.'
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