"I just feel like I'm a very lucky person to have a new life outside of politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Ann Richards on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Ann Richards on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Ann Richards on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Ann Richards on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Ann Richards on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women's reproductive health needs to be protected."
"I work very hard on my health, and I think about it, of course, like I've never thought before."
"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."
"I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you."
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