"Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Dee Dee Myers on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Dee Dee Myers on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Dee Dee Myers on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Dee Dee Myers on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Dee Dee Myers on Ambrose Bierce
"Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more - even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there's a gender gap."
"Palin was a political Hail Mary, a long bomb in the closing minutes of a game that John McCain and Co. were certain to lose. They didn't care if she had the policy or political or emotional capacity to serve as vice president, let alone president. They were willing to drive the country off a cliff, if that's what it took to win."
"There are people in the public sector with a range of experiences that have no equivalent in business, but are essential to governing, like keeping a kid in school or helping someone get and hold a job. The value of those skills can't easily be measured against a bottom line."
"After I left the White House, I kept a foothold in the business of American politics as a talk-show host, analyst, commentator, speechmaker, and occasional writer. I was no longer a practitioner, but I was still a partisan, a Democrat, a blue-stater through and through."
"Women have a lot of power in private life. There are many men who would say, 'Hey, women already rule my life.' But with women, more is more. The more there are, the more the world gets used to seeing them. We change the culture. We begin to expand options and lead and manage."
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