"We have to unclutter our brains from worries that maybe people don't like us. Women tend to worry about popularity it doesn't matter if they like you. They need to respect you. They need to show that respect for you in your pay check. And that needs to be okay."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Mika Brzezinski on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Mika Brzezinski on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Mika Brzezinski on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Mika Brzezinski on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Mika Brzezinski on Abraham Lincoln
"I was fired at the pinnacle of my career, on my 39th birthday. And in the year that followed, I learned that there are many psychological phases of being 'let go.'"
"I try my best to be extremely disciplined about my diet."
"I realize that of all people, I am no expert on parenting or marriage."
"I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price."
"For many women, going back to work a few months after having a baby is overwhelming and unmanageable. As strange as it may seem, things get even more difficult for a working mom after the second and third baby arrive. By that time, the romance of being a modern 'superwoman' wears off and reality sets in."