"I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Barbara Bush on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Barbara Bush on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Barbara Bush on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Barbara Bush on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Barbara Bush on Pablo Picasso
"It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that's how I kept track of what was going on."
"The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time."
"Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships."
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."