Laura Bush quotes

  • It's really important for people who are HIV positive to reach out to let other people know that they can be tested, they can find out they can still live a life -- a positive life, a happy life.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Happy Life #Positive Life #People

  • Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Education #Children #Book

  • I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Library #Cards #Librarian

  • Leadership is not about popularity, it is about doing what is right.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Popularity

  • The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Lying #Book #Long

  • Children know that if they have a question about the world, the library is the place to find the answer. And someone will always be there to help them find the answer-our librarians. (A librarian's) job is an important one. Our nation runs on the fuel of information and imagination that libraries provide. And they are in charge of collecting and sharing this information in a helpful way. Librarians inform the public, and by doing so, they strengthen our great democracy.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Running #Jobs #Children

  • The English language lacks the words 'to mourn an absence.' For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still, we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only 'I am sorry for your loss.' But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?
    -- Laura Bush

    #Baby #Children #Sorry

  • As parents, the most important thing we can do is read to our children early and often. Reading is the path to success in school and life. When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #Book #Reading

  • Libraries offer, for free, the wisdom of the ages--and sages--and, simply put, there's something for everyone inside.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Age #Library #Sage

  • I'm not the one who was elected." Although she disagreed with her husband on "a lot of issues," she emphasized, "I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Loyalty #Husband #Views

  • I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Thinking #Media #America

  • We all, parents, educators, community leaders, and every... citizen, need to come together to find new ways to engage children with the natural environment.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Nature #Children #Community

  • I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #School #Want

  • It's not easy to have the job of president. It's not easy to run for it. And it's not a job for the feint of heart.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Running #Jobs #Heart

  • Politics is a people business. I like people.
    -- Laura Bush

    #People

  • But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he's very perceptive about people, and you know, that's fine.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Talking #Issues #People

  • A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Book #Hands #Stories

  • A good book is like an unreachable itch. You just can't leave it alone.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Inspirational #Book #Good Book

  • Well, I think that we ought to definitely look at it and debate it. I think there are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally being between a man and a woman. But I also know that when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Couple #Men #Thinking

  • The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Fighting #Rights #Dignity

  • Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #School #Library

  • I turned to books for comfort. (Former First Lady, Laura Bush)
    -- Laura Bush

    #Book #Comfort #Firsts

  • Reading will give you lasting pleasure.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Reading #Giving #Pleasure

  • As long as we have books, we are not alone.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Book #Long #Not Alone

  • I think it’s important that (Roe v. Wade) remain legal for medical reasons and other reasons.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Thinking #Important #Wade

  • Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Keys #Community #Library

  • You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right. If George is good at anything, it's timing.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Opportunity #Race #Texas

  • Maybe it is the media that has us divided.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Media

  • The National Book Festival is a great way for families and friends to share the creative works of some of America's most-loved authors, .. Readers of all ages can listen to favorite writers speaking about their books, have books autographed, meet many storybook characters and enjoy a day on the National Mall.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Book #Character #America

  • I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Husband #Views #My Husband

  • If I'm just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I'll quit working and wait for my husband to get home.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Husband #Home #White

  • Time spent in nature decreases stress and anxiety and improves focus for adults as well as children.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Nature #Children #Stress

  • I'm not wild about the term first lady. I'd just like to be called Laura Bush.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Firsts #Laura #Term

  • In almost every single way, George and I share the same values. And if we differ on some issues, it's very, very minor.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Issues #Way #Share

  • In contrast to my husband, I can pronounce the word nuclear.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Husband #Nuclear #My Husband

  • AIDS respects no national boundaries; spares no race or religion; devastates men and women, rich and poor.No country can ignore this crisis. Fighting AIDS is an urgent calling - because every life, in every land, has value and dignity.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Country #Fighting #Men

  • Education is spreading hope. Millions are now learning to live with HIV/AIDS - instead of waiting to die from it.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Waiting #Hiv #Aids

  • All people need to know how AIDS is transmitted, and every country has an obligation to educate its citizens. This is why every country must also improve literacy, especially for women and girls, so that they can make wise choices that will keep them healthy and safe.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Girl #Wise #Country

  • When I was in my 20s, I was a bookworm - spent 12 hours of the day in the library. How I met George, I'll never know.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Library #Hours #Mets

  • Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Country #War #Men

  • I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Husband #Winning #Iraq

  • My mother was my Girl Scout leader, and George's mother was his Cub Scout leader. In fact, that's when some say her hair turned white.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Girl #Mother #Hair

  • I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Husband #Issues #Debate

  • We can overcome evil with greater good.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Evil #Overcoming #Greater Good

  • We seldom give each other advice-I think that's the success of 25 years of marriage.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Thinking #Years #Giving

  • When you read with your child, you show them that reading is important, but you also show them they're important - that they are so important to you that you will spend 20 minutes a day with your arm around them.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #Book #Reading

  • Research shows us that children who are read to from a very early age are more likely to begin reading themselves at an early age. They're more likely to excell in school. They're more likely to graduate secondary school and go to college.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #Book #Reading

  • An educated child is better equipped to handle all the challenges of life, from finding work to avoiding diseases like HIV/AIDS.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #Challenges #Hiv

  • Jenna's traveled with me; they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Dad #America #Campaigns

  • The ages between birth and age 5 are the foundation upon which successful lives are built.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Successful #Age #Foundation

  • There is nothing political about American literature.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Political #Literature #American Literature

  • Children who are read to learn two things: First, that reading is worthwhile, and second, that they are worthwhile.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Children #Reading #Two

  • Though my plans at the moment are vague, I can assure you that I'll never run for the Senate in New York.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Running #New York #Moments

  • No one likes to be criticized.
    -- Laura Bush

    #Likes

  • I like politics. I like traveling in the United States.
    -- Laura Bush

    #United States #States #United

  • I said, 'George, if you really want to end tyranny in this world, you're going to have to stay up later.' Nine o'clock and Mr. Excitement here is sound asleep ...
    -- Laura Bush

    #Sound #World #Want

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