Scarface (1932) Best quotes

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The prohibition of alcohol has led to a flourishing market of illegal liquors, dominated by organized crime. In Chicago, gangs control different parts of the city. As long as each gang limits its activities to its own district, there is peace between them. This balance of power is shattered, when the bodyguard Tony Camonte kills his boss Louis Costillo and joins another gang. Tony helps his new boss, Johnny Lovo, to expand his market share by going into districts controlled by other gangs, kill their leaders and force pubs to buy illegal beer from Lovo instead. The situation quickly develops into an all-out war between the gangs. Tony wants to be the boss of the whole city. He starts disobeying Lovo, takes over his mistress Poppy, and finally kills Lovo. Tony is now the king, but he has one weak point: his overprotection of his 18-year-old sister Cesca. He forbids her to go out and to flirt with men. When she breaks his commandments, he gets furious and forces her back home. In those situations, he loses his watchfulness, makes mistakes, and is vulnerable for attacks from other gangs and the police.

Starred by Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley


 Scarface Best Quotes

Tony Camonte: You see that?

[a sign outside the window reads: THE WORLD IS YOURS. COOK TOURS]

Tony Camonte: Someday I look at that sign and I say, “Okay, she’s mine.”

 

Tony Camonte: Listen, Little Boy, in this business there’s only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doing it.

 

Tony Camonte: [smashes the window] Just changing the name on the door.

Tony Camonte: I don’t know nothin’. I don’t see nothin’. I don’t hear nothin’. When I do I don’t tell the cops. Understand?

 

Insp. Ben Guarino: I told you you’d show up this way. Get you in a jam without a gun and you squeal like a yellow rat. Come on, climb into this

[handcuffs]

 

Tony Camonte: There’s only one thing that gets orders and gives orders.

[points to Tommy Gun]

Tony Camonte: And this is it. That’s how I got the south side for you, and that’s how I’m gonna get the north side for you. It’s a typewriter. I’m gonna write my name all over this town with it, in big letters!

John ‘Johnny’ Lovo: Hey, stop him, somebody!

Tony Camonte: Get out of my way Johnny, I’m gonna spit!

[starts firing]

 

Tony Camonte: This fellow’s got ideas I don’t like.

Poppy: Kind of gaudy, isn’t it?

Tony Camonte: Ain’t it though? Glad you like it.

 

Francesca ‘Cesca’ Camonte: The police are here for you! It’s all my fault, I shouldn’t have come…

Tony Camonte: Your fault, my fault, who cares? So long as you’re here.

Tony Camonte: [Holding a Tommy gun] Lookit, Johnny, you can carry it around like a baby!

 

Title Card: [opening message] This picture is an indictment of gang rule in America and of the callous indifference of the government to this constantly increasing menace to our safety and our liberty. Every incident in this picture is the reproduction of an actual occurrence, and the purpose of this picture is to demand of the government: ‘What are you going to do about it?’ The government is your government. What are YOU going to do about it?

Mrs. Camonte: He hurt you. He hurt you. He hurt everybody.

Tony Camonte: I’m not hungry. Except for you. You got something I like.

Poppy: Yeah. I’m nice with a lot of dressing. You work fast, don’t you Tony.

Poppy: Why don’t you get yourself a girl, Tony?

Tony Camonte: I’m workin’ on that now.

Poppy: Yeah? Well, don’t tire yourself out.

[Angelo is answering the phone for Tony]

Tony Camonte: Hey, hey. Get a name. Get a name.

Angelo: [speaking into telephone] What’s your name? No, no, I no wanna know what’s your brother’s name, I wanna know what’s your name.

[angrily]

Angelo: Oh, you do, huh? Listen, I come on over there, I smack you right in the teeth! I get you, you brother…

Tony Camonte: Hey! What’s the matter? That’s no way to talk. Talk nice. Tell him to state his business.

Angelo: Go state your business!

hangs up phone

 

Tony Camonte: Nice little thug. He gives ’em a writ of hocus pocus.

 

Francesca ‘Cesca’ Camonte: You’re a butcher! That’s what you are! You’re a butcher!

 

Poppy: [while sitting at a table, Tony rubs his foot on Poppy’s leg] Please, Tony! My stockings!

Tony Camonte: What’s a matter?

Poppy: Well don’t do that, Tony. They’re brand new.

Tony Camonte: Hands off, eh?

Poppy: No… feet.

 

Tony Camonte: I get you a hunk of soap, you take a bath in it.

 

Tony Camonte: Hey, Cesca, you and me, huh? We’ll show them. We’ll lick them all, the North Side, the South Side! We’ll lick the whole world!

 

John ‘Johnny’ Lovo: What do you use to think with, an empty beer keg?

 

Tony Camonte: Ah, he ain’t so tough. Hanging out in a flower shop. You afraid of a guy like that?

 

Chief of detectives: Colorful? What color is a crawling louse? Say, listen, that’s the attitude of too many morons in this country. They think these hoodlums are some sort of demigods. What do they do about a guy like Camonte? They sentimentalize, romance, make jokes about him. They had some excuse to glorify our old Western bad men. They met in the middle of the street at high noon and waited for each other to draw. But these things sneak up and shoot a guy in the back and then run away. Colorful. Did you read what happened the other day? A car full of them chasing another down the street, broad daylight. Three kiddies playing hopscotch on the sidewalk get lead poured in their little bellies. When I think what goes on in the minds of these lice, I wanna vomit.

Managing Editor: You know, Costillo was the last of the old fashioned style gang leaders. There is a new crew coming out. And every guy that’s got money enough to buy a gun is going to try to step into his place, you see? They’ll be shooting each other like rabbits for the control of the booze business!

Hitler’s Madman (1943) best Quotes

A somewhat fictionalized account of the destruction of the village of Lidice in Czechoslovakia and the events leading up to it. In 1942, the Allies parachuted a Czech resistance fighter into the area. He quickly reunites with his former girlfriend and many of the villagers who knew him from before the war.

The Nazis are evil however and under the command of Reinhardt Heydrich rule the country with an iron fist, arbitrarily arresting innocents and charging them with fictitious crimes. When Heydrich is severely wounded in a roadside attack – he dies three days later – Henrich Himmler orders the destruction of Lidice. The men are herded into a churchyard where they sing defiantly as they are shot down, the village is set aflame and the women are sent to concentration camps. The town itself is leveled.

starred by Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis

Hitler’s Madman (1943) best movie quotes

Karel Vavra: Patience, children. Patience. You mustn’t cry Jarmilla. None of us must cry. We must stand erect with our eyes to the sun and courage in our hearts.

 

Karel Vavra: Haven’t the Nazi’s shot you yet?
Nepomuk – the Hermit: Oh, I’m strictly a non-political character.

 

Nepomuk – the Hermit: You’d be a great prize for the Gestapo. They haven’t arrested anybody in three whole days!

German Arresting Soldier: Anton Bartonek, miner?
Bartonek: Yes.
Maria Bartonek – Anton’s Wife: What is it, Anton?
German Arresting Soldier: You’re under arrest.
Bartonek: What for?
German Arresting Soldier: You’re accused of sabotage. Our Führer has good ears. He even knows what goes on underground.
Bartonek: He’d better get used to it!
German Arresting Soldier: What?
Bartonek: He doesn’t dream what’s in store for him. For all of you!

Karel Vavra: Beyond the borders of our country, in England and far off America, millions of men are leaving their work, in factories and on the farms, to fight those who made slaves of our people. They’ve sworn to destroy Nazism and liberate all the oppressed peoples of Europe. They ask you to help them.

Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: There must be law and order. German law. German order.

Maria Bartonek – Anton’s Wife: Please, Major Bauer. Who will feed my children? They’ll starve!
Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: Your husband should have thought of that before. German trains need coal! Our housewives needed to cook our modest meals!

 

Professor: Inevitably, pressure creates its own counter pressure. Its very existence fertilizes the seeds of its eventual annihilation.

 

Professor: My lecture today is on the phenomenon of pressure as conceived by the philosophers of the seventeenth century.
Reinhardt Heydrich: Very interesting, please proceed.
Professor: One might argue, that sufficient pressure would be able to destroy its own counter pressure. But, this is not necessarily true. Force and violence destroy only bodies, never the essence of the opposing force.
Reinhardt Heydrich: I presume you refer to metaphysical matters, not to political events?
Professor: Philosophy covers the entire field of life.
Reinhardt Heydrich: Advice, Professor of Philosophy, to confine himself to the realms of the abstract.

 

Reinhardt Heydrich: I’m absent-minded today. I forgot the ladies entirely. Are you afraid little lady?
Clara Janek: No. I’m not afraid.
Reinhardt Heydrich: All right. Now, surely, I’m not sending ladies to a Concentration Camp. They will go to the Russian front instead of the men. But, of course, dig trenches? No, lovely one! I would never think of that. A pretty girl like you could serve so much better entertaining our courageous German soldiers.
Clara Janek: No!

 

Jarmilla Hanka: Darling, if you have to go, please take me with you.
Karel Vavra: No, darling.
Jarmlila Hanka: I’m not afraid.
Karel Vavra: I’d be afraid of you. You’re safer here.
Jarmilla Hanka: I don’t want to be here or – or anywhere without you.
Karel Vavra: Maybe somewhere in the world, sweethearts still walk together hand-in-hand. But, not here, darling.

Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: Americans, huh! They are soft. Spoiled by democracy! We’ll mop them up like that!
[Snaps fingers]
Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: Read “Mein Kampf”. One day Hitler will take over America and put it in order.

 

Jan Hanka: You know, when I was young I thought things were simple. Right or wrong. Black or white. And as I grew older, I tried to understand the in-between. The shadows. I tried to see the other fellows’ point of view. I even imagined the Nazis might be human beings. But, this afternoon I knew I was right at first. Things are simple. They kill you. You kill them.

 

SS Colonel: Maybe Hess was right?
SS Colonel: Something has to be done immediately! There must be reprisals. Bloody reprisals. You must stamp out resistance at once!
SS Officer #1: What can we tell the press? They’re waiting for a statement. Shall I tell them that the assassin was a Czech?
SS Officer #2: A Czech? Preposterous! They wouldn’t dare!
SS Officer #3: It could have been a British parachuter.
SS Colonel: No! We’ll say it was a Jew. That’s always good!

 

SS Colonel: We must have the assassin before Himmler arrives. Do something! Take hostages! Hostages from every town and village. Hundreds of arrests are what I want. Shoot them by the hundreds! Shoot them down – every one of them!
SS Officer #1: But, what shall we tell the press?
SS Colonel: Shoot them – eh? Tell them, eh, the Reich Protector Heydrich had a slight accident. Just a few scratches. He’ll be back at his desk in the morning. That’s all gentlemen. Heil Hitler!

 

Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: Please, I’ll have to speak to my wife. I need my hat and coat.
German Arresting Officer: No, you won’t. You’re under arrest.
Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: If my Führer wants me, without my hat and coat, I’m ready. I’ll go. Take your hands off me! I’m a Party man! Heil Hitler!
German Arresting Officer: Shut up!
Herman Bauer – Burgomaster: You won’t kill me. I love my Führer. Heil Hitler! I gave him my two sons. Two brave, German sons. Mama! They are taking me! Mama! Heil Hitler! Heil Hitler! Heil Hitler! Heil…

 

Heinrich Himmler: Dead men tell no tales.

Heinrich Himmler: They killed Heydrich because he was too weak! They won’t say Himmler is too weak.

Bartonek: [Last lines] Telling you not to eat or drink. one morsel of food, one swallow of drink, before you think, Before you think! What is best for your country. Keep your country free from the foe you hate. Catch him! Catch him! Do not wait!

Unknown Valley (1933) w/ Buck Jones

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Starred by Buck Jones, Cecilia Parker, Wade Boteler

Looking for his missing father, Joe Gordon heads into the desert where Elders from a secret village find him unconscious. Attracted to Sheilla O’Neill, the two plan an escape from the village where no one is allowed to leave. But then he learns his father is being held prisoner and finding him, he is also made a prisoner.

The Time of Their Lives (1946) best Quotes

Abbott and Costello are, respectively, a butler and a tinker in the Revolutionary War-era United States. They both love the same woman, a maid, but she only has eyes for Lou.
Although Bud hopes to dispatch his rival, a group of soldiers mistakenly shoots and kills Costello and Marjorie Reynolds, thinking them traitors, when in fact Lou has a letter of reference from General George Washington and Reynolds (playing Melody Allen) was just about to expose the real traitors (including her fiancé)

Starred by: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds

The Time of Their Lives (1946) best movie quotes

Mildred Dean: [to Emily] Pardon me, but did I see you in “Rebecca?”

 

Horatio Prim: [he and Melody collide and are wearing each other’s clothes] Odds bodkins, we’re all mixed up!

[they run into each other again and get back into their own clothes]

Horatio Prim: Melody, don’t ever do that again, I’m a boy!

 

Horatio Prim: [after seeing Emily for the first time] Zounds! What well did she come out of?

Melody Allen: Here’s a horse pistol.

[Gives him the gun. Horatio turns to the horse behind him]

Horatio Prim: Here, this is for you. Now, what do I shoot with?

Mildred Dean: [to June about Dr. Greenway] Last week he said that the rash I had wasn’t an allergy, it was a guilt complex because I kicked your grandma in the bustle when I was 2 years old.

 

Sheldon Gage: Come on Ralph, now tell us what happened.

Cuthbert Greenway: Bottles floating through space, glasses filling up by themselves, and somebody tooted into my stethoscope!

 

Melody Allen: Horatio, be patient.

Horatio Prim: Be patient? Melody, do you realize that my Nora has been waiting on me for 165 years? And a girl will only wait so long, and no longer!

 

Melody Allen: [turning on the house’s electric lights] What an astonishing idea… probably got it from Ben Franklin, he’s always inventing things.

 

Emily: [in a trance and speaking with the voice of Thomas Danbury] Melody, my beloved, it’s Tom. I’ve come to help you.

June Prescott: Oh, Shelly, what does it mean?

Sheldon Gage: It-it must be Danbury speaking through Emily.

Mildred Dean: Oh, fine. A ghost to ghost broadcast.

 

Horatio Prim: Cuthbert, Melody, it’s Cuthbert! He’s still alive!

Melody Allen: How can that be?

Horatio Prim: I don’t know, they say only the good die young.

Melody Allen: You know no self-respecting ghosts do any haunting before midnight.

Horatio Prim: Alright, I’ll wait. But tonight, I haunt!

Horatio Prim: I don’t want those people coming around here saying,

[singing]

Horatio Prim: Here lie the dirty traitors! Here lie the dirty traitors!

[crying]

Horatio Prim: Here lie the dirty traitors.

 

Melody Allen: [picks up a book] Tom Danbury’s memoirs.

Horatio Prim: His grandmas?

 

Horatio Prim: Odds, bodkins, and copper pots!

At Gunpoint (1955) Best Quotes

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The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.

Starred by Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone, Walter Brennan

At Gunpoint (1955) Best Movie Quote

[first lines]
[Bob Dennis is practicing aiming and firing his gun]
Alvin Dennis: You’re sure itchin’ to use that thing again, ain’t ya?
Bob Dennis: Never hurts to be ready.
Alvin Dennis: You’re always ready. Put it away.
Bob Dennis: You’re nervous, huh?
Alvin Dennis: Yeah, well, I wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for you.

Bob Dennis: I’m sick of these two-bit towns. What’s wrong with a place like Abilene for instance?
Alvin Dennis: Everything, as far as we’re concerned.
Bob Dennis: They’re bound to have a lot of cash on hand. They’ve got to pay off the trail drives.
Alvin Dennis: That’s just it. Where’s there’s a lot of cash, there’s a lot of guns.
Bob Dennis: We’re not exactly amateurs.
Alvin Dennis: That’s why we’re alive. And we’ll stay that way as long as we stick to the small towns.

The Stranger: Jack Wright? For some reason or other that name sounds familiar.
Jack Wright: Yeah, it should. I’m a local hero.
The Stranger: You don’t say.
Jack Wright: You’re looking at the man who shot the notorious Alvin Dennis from a distance of half a mile… with a slingshot.

Bob Dennis: I’m going to get him. I’m going to get him if it’s the last thing I do. And he’s mine. No matter what happens, he’s mine… do you understand? All you have to do is cover me. And we’re not leavin’ that town till that storekeeper’s guts have been shot out.

 

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Best Quotes

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The Newton family leads a quiet life in Santa Rosa, California. The Newton’s eldest daughter, “young Charlie”, decides that things need brightening up and resolves to contact her Uncle Charlie (after whom she is named) and invite him to stay. On arrival at the telegraph office, she discovers he is already on his way. However, Uncle Charlie is being pursued by a couple of detectives who suspect him of being “The Merry Widow Murderer”, an evil strangler wanted in connection with the deaths of several rich East coast widows.

Starred by Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey

Shadow of a Doubt best movie quotes

Uncle Charlie: You think you know something, don’t you? You think you’re the clever little girl who knows something. There’s so much you don’t know, so much. What do you know, really? You’re just an ordinary little girl, living in an ordinary little town. You wake up every morning of your life and you know perfectly well that there’s nothing in the world to trouble you. You go through your ordinary little day, and at night you sleep your untroubled ordinary little sleep, filled with peaceful stupid dreams. And I brought you nightmares. Or did I? Or was it a silly, inexpert little lie? You live in a dream. You’re a sleepwalker, blind. How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know, if you rip off the fronts of houses, you’d find swine? The world’s a hell. What does it matter what happens in it? Wake up, Charlie. Use your wits. Learn something.

 

Uncle Charlie: The cities are full of women, middle-aged widows, husbands, dead, husbands who’ve spent their lives making fortunes, working and working. And then they die and leave their money to their wives, their silly wives. And what do the wives do, these useless women? You see them in the hotels, the best hotels, every day by the thousands, drinking the money, eating the money, losing the money at the bridge, playing all day and all night, smelling of money, proud of their jewelry but of nothing else, horrible, faded, fat, greedy women… Are they human or are they fat, wheezing animals, hmm? And what happens to animals when they get too fat and too old?

Joseph Newton: We’re not talking about killing people. Herb’s talking about killing me and I’m talking about killing him.

 

Ann Newton: God bless Mama, Papa, Captain Midnight, Veronica Lake, and the President of the United States.

 

Young Charlie: Go away, I’m warning you. Go away or I’ll kill you myself. See… that’s the way I feel about you.

 

Ann Newton: The ones that say they don’t want anything always get more in the end.

 

Uncle Charlie: Forty thousand dollars is no joke, not to him, I bet. It’s a joke to me. The whole world’s a joke to me.

[to the telegraph operator]

Young Charlie: Mrs. Henderson, do you believe in telepathy?

Mrs. Henderson: Well, I ought to. That’s my business.

Young Charlie: Oh, not telegraphy. Mental telepathy. Like, well, suppose you have a thought, and suppose the thought’s about someone you’re in tune with, and then across thousands of miles, that person knows what you’re thinking about and answers you, and it’s all mental.

Mrs. Henderson: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I only send telegrams the normal way.

 

Ann Newton: You’d think Mama had never seen a phone. She makes no allowance for science. She thinks she has to cover the distance by sheer lung power.

Young Charlie: He thought the world was a horrible place. He couldn’t have been very happy, ever. He didn’t trust people. Seemed to hate them. He hated the whole world. You know, he said people like us had no idea what the world was really like.

 

[Uncle Charlie visits the bank]

Uncle Charlie: Hello, Joe. Can you stop embezzling a minute and give me your attention?

Joseph Newton: Oh, uh, Charles, we don’t joke about such things here.

Uncle Charlie: Aw, what’s a little shortage in the books at the end of the month? Any good bank clerk can cover up a little shortage. Isn’t that right, Charlie?

Young Charlie: Uncle Charlie, you’re awful. Everyone can hear you.

Uncle Charlie: Good thing they can. We all know what banks are. Look all right to an outsider, but no one knows what goes on when the doors are locked. Can’t fool me, though.

 

Joseph Newton: Don’t put the heat on the bed.

Uncle Charlie: Superstitious, Joe?

Joseph Newton: No, but I don’t believe in inviting trouble.

Uncle Charlie: I got in the habit of carrying a lot of cash with me when I was traveling.

Mr. Green: Dangerous habit, Mr. Oakley.

Uncle Charlie: Never lost a penny in my life, Mr. Green. I guess heaven takes care of fools and scoundrels.

Emma Newton: Don’t whisper. When you whisper, anyone could hear you a block away.

 

Uncle Charlie: How was the church, Charlie? Did you count the house? Turn anybody away?

Young Charlie: No. Room enough for everyone.

Uncle Charlie: Well, I’m glad to hear that. The show’s been running such a long time, I thought maybe attendance might be falling off.

Jack Graham: It seems to go crazy every now and then, like your Uncle Charlie.

Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

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Eddie Tayloe’s grandfather leaves him six thousand dollars and the money belt it came in, freeing Tayloe to leave his dull newspaper job in Texas and move to New York to become a playwright. Along the way, his car breaks down and a girl walking along the highway asks for a lift. It turns out she’s a nice girl, named Perry, running away from a job at a gasoline station. Soon they’re off to New York together, but part ways once they arrive. Time passes and Eddie is failing to sell his play; Perry is failing to find a job. Odd circumstances, involving an old pickpocket named Mandy, bring them together again. Three starchy sisters renting a room, a bartender named Mike, and a sleepy old immigrant running a mechanical menagerie all play parts in this romantic comedy.
Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn

Best Quotes of the movie

[first lines]

Mike: What’ll you have?

Perry Dunklin: Do you think he’ll like me in this?

Mandy: Well, I don’t know about him, but a normal male… well, a normal male would be very normal about it.

[last lines]

Customer: So long, Mike.

Mike: So long.

Best Michelle Obama inspiring image quotes and real sayings from Her Book Becoming

Best Michelle Obama  inspiring image quotes and real sayings from Her Book Becoming 

In this article, I tried to collect the best inspirational quotes of Michelle Obama from her best selling book becoming, image quotes and text quotes as well.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American first lady.
Born: January 17, 1964

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

“Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“I began to understand that his version of hope reached far beyond mine: It was one thing to get yourself out of a stuck place, I realized. It was another thing entirely to try and get the place itself unstuck.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“a happy marriage can be a vexation, that it’s a contract best renewed and renewed again, even quietly and privately—even alone.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“I didn’t want them ever to believe that life began when the man of the house arrived home. We didn’t wait for Dad. It was his job now to catch up with us.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others. And here is what I have to say, finally: Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fearless, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes
Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

“Failure is a feeling long before it’s an actual result.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Everyone on Earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses… swapped back and forth and over again.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

“It hurts to live after someone has died. It just does. It can hurt to walk down a hallway or open the fridge. It hurts to put on a pair of socks, to brush your teeth. Food tastes like nothing. Colors go flat. Music hurts, and so do memories. You look at something you’d otherwise find beautiful—a purple sky at sunset or a playground full of kids—and it only somehow deepens the loss. Grief is so lonely this way.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Women endure entire lifetimes of these indignities—in the form of catcalls, groping, assault, oppression. These things injure us. They sap our strength. Some of the cuts are so small they’re barely visible. Others are huge and gaping, leaving scars that never heal. Either way, they accumulate. We carry them everywhere, to and from school and work, at home while raising our children, at our places of worship, anytime we try to advance.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Now that I’m an adult, I realize that kids know at a very young age when they’re being devalued when adults aren’t invested enough to help them learn. Their anger over it can manifest itself as unruliness. It’s hardly their fault. They aren’t “bad kids.” They’re just trying to survive bad circumstances.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

Best Michelle Obama inspiring quotes

“Since childhood, I’d believed it was important to speak out against bullies while also not stooping to their level. And to be clear, we were now up against a bully, a man who among other things demeaned minorities and expressed contempt for prisoners of war, challenging the dignity of our country with practically his every utterance. I wanted Americans to understand that words matter—that the hateful language they heard coming from their TVs did not reflect the true spirit of our country and that we could vote against it. It was dignity I wanted to make an appeal for—the idea that as a nation we might hold on to the core thing that had sustained my family, going back generations. Dignity had always gotten us through. It was a choice, and not always the easy one, but the people I respected most in life made it again and again, every single day. There was a motto Barack and I tried to live by, and I offered it that night from the stage: When they go low, we go high.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“His money went largely toward books, which to him were like sacred objects, providing ballast for his mind.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“At fifty-four, I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Even if we didn’t know the context, we were instructed to remember that context existed. Everyone on earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“It’s remarkable how a stereotype functions as an actual trap. How many “angry black women” have been caught in the circular logic of that phrase? When you aren’t being listened to, why wouldn’t you get louder? If you’re written off as angry or emotional, doesn’t that just cause more of the same?”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“The lesson being that in life you control what you can.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“The choice, as he saw it, was this: You give up or you work for change. “What’s better for us?” Barack called to the people gathered in the room. “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”

“Hearing them, I realized that they weren’t at all smarter than the rest of us. They were simply emboldened, floating on an ancient tide of superiority, buoyed by the fact that history had never told them anything different.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Bullies were scared people hiding inside scary people.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“When it came to the home-for-dinner dilemma, I installed new boundaries, ones that worked better for me and the girls. We made our schedule and stuck to it. …It went back to my wishes for them to grow up strong and centered and also unaccommodating to any form of old-school patriarchy: I didn’t want them ever to believe that life began when the man of the house arrived home. We didn’t wait for Dad. It was his job now to catch up with us.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“This may be the fundamental problem with caring a lot about what others think: It can put you on the established path—the my-isn’t-that-impressive path—and keep you there for a long time.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Dominance, even the threat of it, is a form of dehumanization. It’s the ugliest kind of power.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fearless, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming

“Barack intrigued me. He was not like anyone I’d dated before, mainly because he seemed so secure. He was openly affectionate. He told me I was beautiful. He made me feel good. To me, he was sort of like a unicorn—unusual to the point of seeming almost unreal. He never talked about material things, like buying a house or a car or even new shoes. His money went largely toward books, which to him were like sacred objects, providing ballast for his mind. He read late into the night, often long after I’d fallen asleep, plowing through history and biographies and Toni Morrison, too. He read several newspapers daily, cover to cover. He kept tabs on the latest book reviews, the American League standings, and what the South Side aldermen were up to. He could speak with equal passion about the Polish elections and which movies Roger Ebert had panned and why.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming