Saturday, July 14, 2007

On this day of Lady Bird Johnson's funeral, it seems appropriate to post some of her notable quotes here.

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame. Lady Bird Johnson

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. Lady Bird Johnson

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. Lady Bird Johnson

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. Lady Bird Johnson

No news at 4:30 a.m. is good. Lady Bird Johnson

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. Lady Bird Johnson

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom. Lady Bird Johnson

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person - her husband. Lady Bird Johnson

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I hadn't heard some of these--thanks. I especially love the one about the clash of ideas!