Ann Richards

(Dorothy Ann Willis Richards)

Ann Richards
Ann Richards
  • Born: September 1, 1933
  • Died: September 13, 2006
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Quote Topics Cited
Culture is the silent killer of innovation. Human Nature
Fools rush in where fools have been before. Human Nature
I hate to see them take that creche out of the capitol. It could be the only chance we'll ever have to get three wise men in that building. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Poor George, he can't help it — he was born with a silver foot in his mouth. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The regular Democratic Party and its organization was run by men who looked on women as little more than machine parts. Political Parties & Machines
Everything that we used to think got taught at home now seemingly has to be taught in the public school system, and something is going to get lost in the process.
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.' Government
I don't think people maybe think that the government does tell them the truth. I think they expect politicians who are going to tell them one thing and then when they get in office do something else. Truth ;Government
I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know - what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong. Families, Children & Parenting
I have an awfully good life. Life
I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back. Life
I just feel like I'm a very lucky person to have a new life outside of politics. Life ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I like candidates who tell me something that is going to make a difference to me.
I think in the immediate days after 9/11, the administration acted very, very well. I liked the decisiveness of it.
I think you have to deal with grief in the sense that you have to recognize that you have it, and say that it's OK to have all the sadness.
I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it.
I travel all over the country making speeches for people I believe in. Travel
I was born during the Depression in a little community just outside Waco, and I grew up listening to Franklin Roosevelt on the radio.
I work very hard on my health, and I think about it, of course, like I've never thought before. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I've had lots of good advice.
Jesse Jackson is a leader and a teacher who can open our hearts and open our minds and stir our very souls. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Morning ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
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. Women
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. Women
People don't know that New York really is just made up of a group of very small neighborhoods.
People work for a living. They got families to raise. Their lives are tough. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There is not a doubt in my mind that the people of America are hunkered down. They are afraid.
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, let me tell you, any conservative that's unhappy with George Bush warms my heart, in any way that they can wake up and smell the coffee would be really great.
Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women's reproductive health needs to be protected. Women ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Well, you know, too much democracy is a sort of sad thing.
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. Society ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Truth