"Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Madeleine Albright on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Madeleine Albright on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Madeleine Albright on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Madeleine Albright on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Madeleine Albright on John Lennon
"As strong as the United States is, we can't deal with terrorism alone."
"The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order."
"Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, 'tough this and tough that.' Then there is this business about 'gooey.' The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist."
"Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn't mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you've forgotten high school."
"We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism."