American Firstlady Quotes

194 American Firstlady quotes:

"Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help."
"A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
"I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin."
"I have a strong tennis arm."
"I won't lock my doors or bar them either if any of the old coots in the pictures out in the hall want to come out of their frames for a friendly chat."
"I'm no different from anybody else. If I don't have a card, I can't check out these books."
"I've liked lots of people 'til I went on a picnic jaunt with them."
"It looks like you're going to have to put up with us for another four years."
"It's nice to win."
"Now about those ghosts. I'm sure they're here and I'm not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day."
"I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller."
"I did quite a lot of research in France. My wife, who speaks French quite well, and I went back to Marseille three or four times after that."
"I do believe in the viability of Indian spiritualism."
"I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to writers and really put restrictions on them. People don't think your work is quite as universal."
"I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians."
"I wander around, get the lay of the land and try to imagine what kind of people would have lived there in that historical period. What would they eat? What kind of clothing would they wear? How did they shelter themselves? How did they get around?"
"I wrote a lot in study hall to while away the hours."
"I'd like to explore as much of Indian culture as I can, each piece of it. Of course that will take me the rest of my life to do."
"My poems were just kind of all over the place. They had no focus, no location, nothing. Kind of a series of images that could have been set anywhere. A lot of the poems were just exercises for myself."
"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."

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