"Politics is a people business. I like people."
"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."Laura Bush on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Laura Bush on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Laura Bush on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Laura Bush 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."Laura Bush on Joseph Stalin
"The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone."
"Jenna's traveled with me they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in."
"They're great girls. They're very funny, they're very smart, they're fun to be with. They're very lively, as I think people can tell. And you know, they're very confident girls."
"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open."
"A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning."