20 Famous Ann Richards Quotes

20 Famous Ann Richards Quotes

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Ann Richards was a politician from Lakeview, Texas. She is most know for being the 45th governor of Texas and her outspoken views on feminism. She also had the honor of serving the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. She died on September 13, 2006 at the age of 73.

“I am delighted to be here with you this evening, because after listening to George Bush all these years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds like.”

“I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.”

“I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a really clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened government to everyone.’”

“I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.”

“I have an awfully good life.”

“I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it.”

“I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.”

“Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I’ve had to deal with in politics.”

“Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn’t
matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.”

“Oh, I would probably have raised more hell.”

“Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body. It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old. But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent
of their bone mass.”

“Poor George, he can’t help it — he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”

“Sometimes when I’m watching television and something, an image, will come on that has to do with 9/11 or some of these families telling their stories, or children talking about drawing
pictures of airplanes flying into towers, you know, I find myself still choking up.”

“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.”

“Weight-bearing exercise builds bone density, builds your muscular strength so that you can hold your body up where those bones have a tendency to get weak.”

“Well it’s really hard to satisfy the right wing. I can tell you that.”

“Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women’s reproductive health needs to be protected.”

we’re going to tell how the cow ate the cabbage.”

“We’re living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don’t work in this new society and the more we try to
stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality.”

“We’re not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth – not most days, but every day.”