"My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations."
"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."Della Reese 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."Della Reese on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Della Reese on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Della Reese 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."Della Reese on Pablo Picasso
"When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming."
"My doctor explained that exercise and diet changes might help and that I also might need a medication."