"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.'"
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Susana Martinez on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Susana Martinez on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Susana Martinez on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Susana Martinez on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Susana Martinez on Steven Wright
"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."
"I hope I've been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you're committed to fight for your education, that anything's possible."