American Firstlady Quotes


195 American Firstlady quotes:



"Nobody would take checks from Indians, nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would let them drink in the bars. There was a rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the Indians were treated constantly. At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness."
"Our literature is in great shape."
"Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana."
"The economic piece is still missing, since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations, but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine. Each tribe has a community college now, and they teach the language, they teach the traditions."
"The title of the poems was The Only Bar in Dixon. We sent it out to The New Yorker on a fluke, and they took them and printed all three in the same issue."
"The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren't very wealthy; they were on the fringes of society themselves."
"To receive this award from an organization I admire so much makes me totally happy and grateful."
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."
"Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
"Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken."
"There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home."
"I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life."
"I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time."
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"I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up."
"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."


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