"It was very clear to me in 1965, in Mississippi, that, as a lawyer, I could get people into schools, desegregate the schools, but if they were kicked off the plantations - and if they didn't have food, didn't have jobs, didn't have health care, didn't have the means to exercise those civil rights, we were not going to have success."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Marian Wright Edelman on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Marian Wright Edelman on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Marian Wright Edelman on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Marian Wright Edelman on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Marian Wright Edelman on Benjamin Franklin
"Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development."
"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts."
"If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time."
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams."
"Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America."