"My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Susana Martinez on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Susana Martinez on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Susana Martinez on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Susana Martinez on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Susana Martinez on William Shakespeare
"We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, 'I'll be damned. we're Republicans.'"
"I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won't offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else."
"As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug."
"At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum."
"My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant."