"My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 13 and it was something we weren't really aware of as a family."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Rima Fakih on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Rima Fakih on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Rima Fakih on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Rima Fakih on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Rima Fakih on Pablo Picasso
"My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths."
"I'm not a party animal I took my job as Miss USA very seriously... Sometimes, of course, I want to let it all go. Even though I'm a beauty queen, you're also an unofficial ambassador, and there's a lot of pressure."