"And I come here as a daughter, raised on the South Side of Chicago - by a father who was a blue-collar city worker and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Michelle Obama on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Michelle Obama on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Michelle Obama on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Michelle Obama on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Michelle Obama on Robert Frost
"And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation."
"I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as 'us' and 'them' - he doesn't care whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above... he knows that we all love our country... and he's always ready to listen to good ideas... he's always looking for the very best in everyone he meets."
"As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids."
"I'm not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love."
"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction."