We’re so afraid of each other… Colour, wealth, these things that don’t really matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another. And it’s sad, because the thing that least defines us is the colour of our skin.
More quotes by Michelle Obama
I have to be in tune with my husband, where he is, how he’s feeling. I have to be in tune with where my family is. The same thing is true in the work that I do. It’s all about me feeling where people are. So that’s why I try to be really present, even when I’m on a rope line. I never take for granted my interactions with people. And it’s never black-and-white. I’m usually reading the crowd, reading the people that I’m with. I guess if this role has changed me, it’s improved my ability to do that. I’ve gotten better at sensing where people are at any given time.
We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don’t vote, that’s when we wind up with government of, by and for other people.
On Oct. 3, 1992, Barack and I were married in Chicago – and every day since, I’ve grown prouder and more in love with him.
Today Jazz music is performed and listened to by people of all ethnicity, backgrounds, ages and creeds.
More quotes about Life
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
The universe, at any given point, in any given time, is expanding indefinitely in all directions. So trust me when I say, you are the center of mine.’
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You’d wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
Of all the follies the elder generation falls victim to this is the most foolish, namely, the constant criticism of the younger element who will not be and cannot be like ourselves because we and they are different tribes produced of different elements in the great spirit of Time.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Suppression of progress plays into the hands of the social enemy. Every advance in social justice establishes the nation.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Power begins with having a crystal-clear view of reality and what each and every person in your life is driven by.