Michelle Obama Quotes & Wallpapers

Michelle Obama
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It's not about government telling people what to do. ... It's about each of us, in our own families, in our own communities, standing up and demanding more for our kids. And it's about companies like Walmart answering that call. Michelle Obama

The arts and humanities define who we are as a people. That is their power - to remind us of what we each have to offer, and what we all have in common. To help us understand our history and imagine our future. To give us hope in the moments of struggle and to bring us together when nothing else will. Michelle Obama

It's hard to make speeches with your hair in your face! Michelle Obama

When I was little, I wanted to be a mother, because that's who I saw. I saw my mom caring for me. I didn't play doctor. I didn't play lawyer. I didn't have those visions until I was in college, meeting people who were doing those things. That's why we're trying to encourage moms, teachers, fathers, to be that presence in their children's lives, in their communities, because it really makes a difference. Michelle Obama

We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we've cleared the way. Michelle Obama

I tell this to my girls all the time: This journey we're on is a once - in - a - lifetime opportunity. Michelle Obama

This is really what the White House is all about. It's the "People's House." It's a place that is steeped in history, but it's also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can. Michelle Obama

I'm not a big fan of young kids having Facebook. It's not something they need. It's not necessary. Michelle Obama

I always want to be on the cusp of being in the best shape that I can be. Michelle Obama

If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that. Michelle Obama

Barack didn't pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered. Michelle Obama

The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know. Michelle Obama

I've seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are. Michelle Obama

If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion Michelle Obama

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. Michelle Obama

Doing the impossible is the history of this nation. It is how this country was built Michelle Obama

I want to send a very clear message to the men and women who are wearing - or who have worn - our country's uniform and to their spouses: when you have finished your service to our nation, you've got 2,000 great American companies ready and waiting to bring you on board Michelle Obama

When the average child is now spending nearly eight hours a day in front of some kind of screen, many of their opinions and preferences are being shaped by the marketing campaigns you all create. And that's where the problem comes in. ... And I'm here today with one simple request-and that is to do even more and move even faster to market responsibly to our kids. Michelle Obama

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. Michelle Obama

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

When women and girls rise, their communities and their countries rise with them Michelle Obama

Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny. Michelle Obama

Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals. Michelle Obama

just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who think diffenrently... Michelle Obama

Countries are stronger and more prosperous when the voices and opinions of all their citizens can be heard. Michelle Obama

Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it - and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love. Michelle Obama

Education is the single-most important civil rights issue that we face today. Michelle Obama

Good health is multifaceted - it's physical, it's internal, it's my diet, and my emotional state. It's all tied in together. Michelle Obama

Happiness for me is when my kids are good and when my family is whole. Michelle Obama

I try to tell young people to get in shape now, because it's easier. If you're 30 and want to drop 10 pounds, all you have to do is just walk. Michelle Obama

I know what makes me happy. I pick the clothes that make me happy - sometimes people like them, sometimes they don't. I try to listen to my own internal guide. Michelle Obama

Translating hope into action is something Barack has done for his entire career. Michelle Obama

Being healthy isn't about inches, pounds, or how kids look. It's about how they feel and making sure they feel good about themselves. So rather than focusing on appearance, it's important to emphasize to kids that when we eat healthy food and stay active, we feel better, and we can perform better in everything we do, from athletics to academics. Michelle Obama

Childhood obesity issue is critically important to me because it's critically important to the health and success of our kids, and of this nation, ultimately. Michelle Obama

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. Michelle Obama

I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as 'us' and 'them' - he doesn't care whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above... he knows that we all love our country... and he's always ready to listen to good ideas... he's always looking for the very best in everyone he meets. Michelle Obama

You see, even though back then Barack was a senator and a presidential candidate, to me, he was still the guy who'd picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by through a hole in the passenger side door. He was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he'd found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small. Michelle Obama

And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you're going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them. Michelle Obama

We learned about dignity and decency - that how hard you work matters more than how much you make... that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself. Michelle Obama

It wasn't so long ago that I was a working mom myself. And I know that sometimes, much as we all hate to admit it, it's just easier to park the kids in front of the TV for a few hours, so we can pay the bills or do the laundry or just have some peace and quiet for a change. Michelle Obama

I am so tired of fear. And I don't want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear. Michelle Obama

See, that's why Barack's running: to end the war in Iraq responsibly - to build an economy that lifts every family, to make sure health care is available for every American - and to make sure that every child in this nation has a world-class education all the way from preschool to college. Michelle Obama

Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can't make a healthy choice. Michelle Obama

Service is a limitless opportunity, it is the reason why we breathe. Michelle Obama

In our house we don't take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage. Michelle Obama

I tell my kids, 'I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.' Michelle Obama

I was too worried about the grades and I should have been more worried about learning. Michelle Obama

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. Michelle Obama

Child hunger and child obesity are really just two sides of the same coin. Both rob our children of the energy, the strength and the stamina they need to succeed in school and in life. And that, in turn, robs our country of so much of their promise. Michelle Obama

We are living in a time where we just don't have enough time. People are rushed. They're over worked, over scheduled. Not enough resources. ...But the thing that I want people to understand in this campaign is that families can make small manageable changes in their lives that can have pretty significant impacts. Michelle Obama

Kids who participate in school meal programs get roughly half of their calories each day at school. ... This is an extraordinary responsibility. But it's also an opportunity. And it's why one of the single most important things we can do to fight childhood obesity is to make those meals at school as healthy and nutritious as possible. Michelle Obama

It's always positive to hear how many people are willing to step up - whether it is the employment community, mental health community, or medical community. Michelle Obama

Because no matter what happened, I had the peace of mind of knowing that all of the chatter, the name-calling, the doubting - all of it was just noise. It did not define me. It didn't change who I was. And most importantly, it couldn't hold me back. Michelle Obama

Although the circumstances of our lives may seem very disengaged, with me standing here as the First Lady of the United States of America and you just getting through school, I want you to know we have very much in common. For nothing in my life ever would have predicted that I would standing here as the first African-American First Lady. Michelle Obama

Success does' count unless you earn it fair and square. Michelle Obama

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. Michelle Obama

We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation. We have lost our way. And it begins with inspiration. It begins with leadership. Michelle Obama

I try to be thoughtful about spreading the wealth: young designers. Mixing things up is important to me. Michelle Obama

Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis and others for their brilliance and perfection. Michelle Obama

The issues facing working women and their families are closest to my heart. I decided to focus intently on the challenges military wives face because they juggle the same pressures as their nonmilitary peers, all while coping as single parents while their loved ones are overseas. I wanted to help make their voices heard. Michelle Obama

I admit it: I am louder than the average human being and have no fear of speaking my mind. These traits don't come from the color of my skin but from an unwavering belief in my own intelligence. Michelle Obama

The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. Michelle Obama

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

My message to women: Do what makes you feel good, because there'll always be someone who thinks you should do it differently. Whether your choices are hits or misses, at least they're your own. Michelle Obama

I am a sleeper. When you wake up at 4:30 in the morning to do a workout, you're sleepy at 8 in the evening. By 10 o'clock at the latest, I'm in bed. Michelle Obama

I would be depressed if I felt I could never eat the things that I love. I also don't want my girls to be obsessed about food. Michelle Obama

I want to feel like the things I did made a difference. That's one of the reasons I spend time [greeting people] on rope lines, because I'm always thinking, 'Maybe this interaction, particularly if I'm meeting kids, will change someone's life.' That's how I think about the work I do [as First Lady]. It's a rare spotlight. I want to make sure I don't waste it. Michelle Obama

For me, I look at the faces of my kids and I think about the future that is going to await them and whether they're going to not just have the financial resources to be prepared for the challenge, but whether they're going to have the strength and the stamina to live healthier, longer lives so that they can see their kids and grandkids. That's the legacy I hope to see, and it can have nothing to do with me and I'd be perfectly happy. Michelle Obama

Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback. Michelle Obama

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama



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