"My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Melissa Gilbert on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Melissa Gilbert on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Melissa Gilbert on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Melissa Gilbert on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Melissa Gilbert on Thomas Jefferson
"I grew up in a dysfunctional family."