Michelle Obama Quotes

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Michelle Obama
“He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
“[Y]ou may live in the world as it is, but you can still work to create the world as it should be.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Michelle Obama
“We simply do not allow space in our hearts, minds, or souls for darkness.
Instead, we choose faith. Faith in ourselves and the power of hard work. Faith in our God whose overwhelming love sustains us every single day. That's what we choose.
We choose love. Our love for our children. Our commitment to leaving them a better world. Our love for our country which has given us so many blessings and advantages. Our love for our fellow citizens: parents working hard to support their kids, men and women in uniform who risk everything to keep us safe, young people from the toughest background who never stop believing in their dreams, some people like so many of you. That's what we choose.
And we choose excellence. We choose to tune out all the noise and strive for excellence in everything we do. No cutting corners, no taking shortcuts, no whining. We give 120% every single time. Because excellence is the most powerful answer you can give to the doubters and the haters. It's also the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. Because the process of striving, and struggling, and pushing yourself to new heights, that's how you develop your God-given talent. That's how you make yourself stronger, and smarter, and more able to make a difference for others.”
Michelle Obama

Christopher Hitchens
“Madeleine Albright has said that there is 'a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.' What are the implications of this statement? Would it be an argument in favor of the candidacy of Mrs. Clinton? Would this mean that Elizabeth Edwards and Michelle Obama don't deserve the help of fellow females? If the Republicans nominated a woman would Ms. Albright instantly switch parties out of sheer sisterhood? Of course not. (And this wearisome tripe from someone who was once our secretary of state ...)”
Christopher Hitchens

Michelle Obama
“I knew from my own life experience that when someone shows genuine interest in your learning and development, even if only for ten minutes in a busy day, it matters. It matters especially for women, for minorities, for anyone society is quick to overlook.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Bill Maher
“That's not water. That's socialism juice. We should bomb Lake Erie.”
Bill Maher

Jeanette Coron
“It's okay to Evolve and Change, and become more of who you really are. It's okay to Become More Yourself.”
Jeanette Coron

Michelle Obama
“...failure is a feeling long before it's an actual result.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Michelle Obama
“The lesson being that in life, you control what you can.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Michelle Obama
“I wasn't going to let one person's opinion dislodge everything I thought I knew about myself.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Michelle Obama
Look how I'm managing, I wanted to say in those moments, to my audience of no one. Does everyone see that I'm pulling this off?
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Michelle Obama
“As a kid, you learn to measure long before you understand the size or value of anything. Eventually, if you're lucky, you learn that you've been measuring all wrong.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Stephanie Lahart
“Some of my Black sistas don’t know any better, so I’d like to give them some enlightening food-for-thought. Many of them are in awe when it comes to Michelle Obama. They admire and celebrate her intelligence and beauty. For many Black women, she’s a positive and powerful role model. Our former First Lady is phenomenal to say the least! She’s a lawyer, writer, and she fearlessly wears many other hats with integrity and grace. But, here’s what I’d like to point out: If you can admire and celebrate her, why can’t you do the same for YOUR family and friends? Why is it that when people that you personally know obtain degrees, start a successful business, buy a home, are financially secure, happily married, etc… Here you go hatin’ on them. Why can’t you genuinely be happy for them and share in their greatness? I encourage you to celebrate the Black women around you, too!”
Stephanie Lahart

Michelle Obama
“Stages, audiences, lights, applause. These were becoming more normal than I'd ever thought they could be. What I lived for now were the unrehearsed, un-photographed, in-between moments where nobody was performing and no one was judging and real surprise was still possible - where sometimes without warning you might feel a tiny latch spring open on your heart.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Michelle Obama
“Do we settle for the world as it is or do we work for the world as it should be?”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

“The more in touch you are with your sensuality, the more you will be able to learn how to tap into the skills that define feminine leadership, and the more valuable your personal brand will become.”
Lebo Grand

“In Bell's view resistance was essential. He believed significant progress, if it ever came, would emerge from the ground up, assisted by a recognition by white people that black advancement served their own interests. "History gets made through confrontation. Nothing gets done without pushing.”
Peter Slevin, Michelle Obama: A Life

Barack Obama
“And there was the time Paul McCartney serenaded my wife with “Michelle.” She laughed, a little embarrassed, as the rest of the audience applauded, and I wondered what Michelle’s parents would have said back in 1965, the year the song came out, if someone had knocked on the door of their South Side home and told them that someday the Beatle who wrote it would be singing it to their daughter from a White House stage.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land