I was loved dearly by my father but I was never so precious that he didn’t think that I could be in there right at the table.
More quotes by Michelle Obama
Today Jazz music is performed and listened to by people of all ethnicity, backgrounds, ages and creeds.
Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. I mean, he and I and so many believe that if you – what else do you have if you don’t have hope?
No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.
It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions, it makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That’s America. So the challenge for us is, are we ready for change?
With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents, are their most important role models.
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My father was very energetic; my mother was very energetic. He lived to a very old age, and so did my mother. I believe that I just have it from my father, from my parents. They had wonderful energy.
People say: “Oh yeah, jobs for the boys”. I wish. You’ve got to fight even harder with a family like mine.
There was a lot of charm in just living in a big family compound of a house. My two uncles, who were into jazz, lived in the basement, and one of them, Uncle Peter, taught me my first songs on the ukulele.
Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.
My most important title is “mom-in-chief”. My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the centre of my world.
I didn’t want to disrespect my parents, so I never played blues around the house. But I knew then, same as I know today, that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I think that before they died, they both felt very proud of me.
Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form. – Jeffrey Kluger
They say that no matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.
I’m convinced that what kids need today are parents – not buddies. They need someone who will exercise mature judgment.