"I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Melissa Etheridge on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Melissa Etheridge on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Melissa Etheridge on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Melissa Etheridge on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Melissa Etheridge on Ernest Hemingway
"I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet."
"I stand before you a totally healthy person."
"There will always be someone else with a different view than you. I appreciate them and would never say that they are wrong. I hope that they would give me that courtesy also."