Barbara Bush Quotes & Wallpapers

Barbara Bush
Total Quotes: 108

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. It's a cliche and we use it too much but I think for a husband and wife, the way to stay close is to do things together and share. Barbara Bush

There are a lot of ways to serve, and being president is not the only one, and I would hope that someone else would run. Barbara Bush

What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them. Barbara Bush

Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood... but everyone has something to give. Barbara Bush

You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord. Barbara Bush

Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things. Barbara Bush

I think the country has had enough Bushes. Barbara Bush

I can't say it, but it rhymes with rich. Barbara Bush

The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject. Barbara Bush

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. Barbara Bush

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. Barbara Bush

Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler. Barbara Bush

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well! Barbara Bush

I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else. Barbara Bush

My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George? Barbara Bush

I'm taking a vow not to advise. Barbara Bush

I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money. Barbara Bush

I mean you can learn how to build a bullet or build a gun or build a bomb on the Internet. Barbara Bush

I really loved living in the White House, but I don't miss it at all. Barbara Bush

Raising five boys is a handful, trust me. Barbara Bush

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions... You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time. Barbara Bush

Whatever the thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. Barbara Bush

I love talking to people, but what I really love is to feel you're doing something instead of sitting home and twiddling your thumbs. Barbara Bush

I listen and give input only if somebody asks. Barbara Bush

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. Barbara Bush

Nancy Reagan was a perfectionist, and I am not. Barbara Bush

I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word. Barbara Bush

It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean. Barbara Bush

My worst expectations never happened. Barbara Bush

I'm a little old-fashioned. Barbara Bush

I don't like attacking. Barbara Bush

Let's judge a man on what he's done. Barbara Bush

Future of his nation does not depend on what happens at the White House, but what happens at your house Barbara Bush

Why be afraid of what people will say? Those who care about you will say, Good luck! and those who care only about themselves will never say anything worth listening to anyway. Barbara Bush

If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we could be much closer to solving so many of the other problems our country faces today. Barbara Bush

The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers. Barbara Bush

The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does. Barbara Bush

Value your friendship. Value your relationships. Barbara Bush

People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring. Barbara Bush

You can't tell a 6-year-old your sister is going to die. Barbara Bush

It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that's how I kept track of what was going on. Barbara Bush

If you are the wife of a governor or the wife of a vice president, I think you can be prepared for it. Barbara Bush

My health is very good. Barbara Bush

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time. Barbara Bush

Avoid this crowd like the plague. And if they quote you, make damn sure they heard you. Barbara Bush

Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It's supposed to be fun. Barbara Bush

But why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? Barbara Bush

Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood . . . but everyone has something to give. Barbara Bush

George is the best little dishwasher in Texas. Barbara Bush

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up. Barbara Bush

The state dinner is almost a formula, but you try to make it interesting. You try not to overload it with too many political types. You try to get a cross section. Barbara Bush

I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting. Barbara Bush

The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream. Barbara Bush

Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength-all the family values-in ten, twenty, or thirty years? The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them, and raising them right now. Barbara Bush

I'm a liberal when it comes to human rights, the poor; so's George Bush. . . . But Liberal and Conservative don't mean much to me anymore. Does that mean we care about people and are interested and want to help? And if that makes you a Liberal, so be it. Barbara Bush

Your success as a family... our success as a nation... depends not on what happens inside the White House, but on what happens inside your house. Barbara Bush

I mean Afghanistan is a very rugged, complicated country. Barbara Bush

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that. Barbara Bush

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities. Barbara Bush

Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time. Barbara Bush

Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They'll tell you. Barbara Bush

You know, for one glorious half hour, I was the mother of the president-elect. Barbara Bush

Everything I worry about would be better if more people could read, write and comprehend. Barbara Bush

I'm tired now of the elections. Barbara Bush

I do have the most marvelous husband, children, and grandchildren. Barbara Bush

One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring. Barbara Bush

I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong. Barbara Bush

Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries. Barbara Bush

Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I?ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life ? and the lives of countless other Americans. Barbara Bush

Describing life out of the public eye to David Letterman, December 6th, 1996 It's been different. I started driving again. I started cooking again. My driving's better than my cooking. George has discovered Sam's Club. Barbara Bush

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