"I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Melissa Etheridge on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Melissa Etheridge on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Melissa Etheridge on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Melissa Etheridge on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Melissa Etheridge on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity."