Michelle Obama Quotes

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  • Childhood obesity isn't about looks. And it's not about weight. It's about how our kids feel. And those are really the implications of the problem and the words that tell a fuller picture of the challenges that we face; you know, kids struggling in ways that they didn't a generation ago.

  • My happiness isn't connected to my husband's or my boss's or my children's behavior. You have control over your own actions, your own well-being.

  • Slowly but surely, we're beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America. Together, we are inspiring leaders from every sector to take ownership of this issue.

  • What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that also becomes useful.

    "Michelle Obama At The National Design Awards: HELLO YELLOW!" by Anya Strzemien, www.huffingtonpost.com. August 24, 2009.
  • Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband's policies or what have you, they care about children and that's been good to see.

  • We have to make sure that our kids still feel good about themselves no matter what their weight, no matter how they feel. We need to make sure that our kids know that we love them no matter who they are, what they look like, what they're eating.

    Remarks by the First Lady at "Let's Move" Town Hall Event, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. April 7, 2010.
  • An educational foundation is only part of the equation. In order for creativity to flourish and imagination to take hold, we also need to expose our children to the arts from a very young age.

  • The beauty of my job is that I get to see more of that America. And that feeds me.

    Source: www.foxnews.com
  • I look at how my kids view exercise. They have a complete understanding that nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. I didn't think like that when I was a kid. But they have a real consciousness about it that I'd like to think comes from the years of attention we've put into this.

  • I was an incredibly devoted student, and I would often wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning to study. But even so, there were still people who thought that a girl like me with a background like mine wasn't really "college material."

    Source: www.teenvogue.com
  • You know, you have to start with hope...you don't get anywhere in this country without hope. So it's a necessity. What Barack says is that people have to understand hope isn't just blind optimism. It isn't passive. It isn't just sitting there waiting for things to get better. Hope is the vision that you have to have. It's the inspiration that moves people into action...There are more people engaged in this political process in this year than we've seen in my lifetime. And it is all because of hope because people believe in the possibility of something unseen.

  • I've always been a closet jock, but when I got married and had kids, that fell by the wayside.

    "Michelle Obama’s tips for being happy, healthy". Interview with Liz Vaccariello, www.today.com. October 5, 2009.
  • Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept. And Barack Obama didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.

    Source: www.rushlimbaugh.com
  • And that's my message to voters, this isn't about Barack, it's not about person on that ballot -- its about you. And for most of the people we are talking to [blacks], a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on, regardless of who said what or did this -- that shouldn't even come into the equation.

  • 'Let's Move!' is not about having government tell people what to do, because government doesn't have all the answers.

    "Michelle Obama: 'Let's Move' program not about 'having government tell people what to do'". thehill.com. March 12, 2012.
  • Wounded Warriors tell me they're not just going to walk again, they're going to run, and they're going to run marathons!

  • To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.

    "Michelle Obama talks nutrition and 'wakeup call' moment in her family's past". Interview with Morgan Whitaker, www.aol.com. September 10, 2015.
  • There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.

  • For me, as a mother, I am just, you know, I just can't put into words how important it is for every American, for every mother, for every person in this country, to have healthcare.

    "Rev. Al Sharpton has interviewed Michelle Obama". "Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton" with AL Sharpton, www.eurweb.com. December 19, 2013.
  • My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief. Making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls... that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe.

  • Some kids have never seen what a real tomato looks like off the vine. They don't know where a cucumber comes from. And that really affects the way they view food. So a garden helps them really get their hands dirty, literally, and understand the whole process of where their food comes from. And I wanted them to see just how challenging and rewarding it is to grow your own food, so that they would better understand what our farmers are doing every single day across this country and have an appreciation for ... that American tradition of growing our own food and feeding ourselves.

  • You can be a good mom and still work out, get your rest, have a career - or not. My mother encouraged me to find that balance.

    "Michelle Obama’s tips for being happy, healthy". Interview with Liz Vaccariello, www.today.com. October 5, 2009.
  • In the 10 cities with the nation's highest obesity rates, the direct costs connected with obesity and obesity-related diseases are roughly $50 million per 100,000 residents. And if these 10 cities just cut their obesity rates down to the national average, all added up they combine to save nearly $500 million in healthcare costs each year.

  • I'm not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love.

    Remarks by the First Lady in Address to the National Restaurant Association Meeting, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. September 13, 2010.
  • This year's [2016] White House holiday theme is "The Gift of the Holidays," and our decorations reflect some of our greatest gifts as a nation: from our incredible military families, to the life-changing impact of a great education.

    Source: www.realclearpolitics.com
  • For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.

    Address at 'Let Girls Learn' Joint Partnership Announcement, delivered 19 March 20105, Iikura Guest House Tokyo, Japan
  • We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.

    Speeach at the Democratic National Convention, www.npr.org. September 04, 2012.
  • Throughout my life, I've learned to make choices that make me happy and make sense for me. Even my husband is happier when I'm happy.

    "Michelle Obama's Rules for Staying Healthy and Happy". Interview with Liz Vaccariello, www.prevention.com. November 3, 2011.
  • My happiness is measured against my kids' happiness - when they're in a good place, I feel really good.

  • It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of America.

    Farewell Speech as First Lady to participants in the Reach Higher Initiative, in: "Read Every Word of Michelle Obama's Final Speech as FLOTUS" by Alyssa Bailey, www.elle.com. January 6, 2017.
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    Michelle Obama

    • Born: January 17, 1964
    • Occupation: Former First Lady of the United States