Michelle Obama quotes

Born
January 17, 1964 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Occupation
Lawyer, writer.

Michelle Obama is an American lawyer and writer who served as 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 is the first African-American First Lady.

Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
– Michelle Obama
The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.
– Michelle Obama
Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice.
– Michelle Obama
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
– Michelle Obama
I’m a fry lover.
– Michelle Obama
You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still ‘mom-in-chief.’ My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.
– Michelle Obama
Talent and effort, combined with our various backgrounds and life experiences, has always been the lifeblood of our singular American genius.
– Michelle Obama
Here in America, we don’t let our differences tear us apart. Not here. Because we know that our greatness comes from when we appreciate each other’s strengths, when we learn from each other, when we lean on each other, because in this country, it’s never been each person for themselves. No, we’re all in this together. We always have been.
– Michelle Obama
Working with our military community has been the biggest honor of my life.
– Michelle Obama
For so many people, television and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them.
– Michelle Obama
Find people who will make you better.
– Michelle Obama
I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love.
– Michelle Obama
With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.
– Michelle Obama
If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.
– Michelle Obama
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.
– Michelle Obama
For the record, our democracy is revered around the world. And free elections are the best way on Earth to choose our leaders. This is how we elected John F. Kennedy; Ronald Reagan; two George Bushes; Bill Clinton; and Barack Obama. It has worked for decades.
– Michelle Obama
You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.
– Michelle Obama
The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.
– Michelle Obama
I tried to be a serious student and not procrastinate, but I was still somebody that would be described as somebody who liked to have fun, too, and go to the occasional party – or two or three.
– Michelle Obama
America is just downright mean.
– Michelle Obama
I am desperate for change – now – not in 8 years or 12 years, but right now.
– Michelle Obama
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.
– Michelle Obama
Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are or where we’re from or what we look like or who we love.
– Michelle Obama
You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.
– Michelle Obama
We believe that every single child has boundless promise, no matter who they are, where they come from, or how much money their parents have. We’ve got to remember that. We believe that each of these young people is a vital part of the great American story.
– Michelle Obama
A candidate is not going to suddenly change once they get into office. Just the opposite, in fact. Because the minute that individual takes that oath, they are under the hottest, harshest light there is. And there is no way to hide who they really are.
– Michelle Obama
Right now, when we’re hearing so much disturbing and hateful rhetoric, it is so important to remember that our diversity has been – and will always be – our greatest source of strength and pride here in the United States.
– Michelle Obama
Elections aren’t just about who votes but who doesn’t vote.
– Michelle Obama
All of us are mentors. You’re mentors right here and now. And one of the things I’ve always done throughout my life, I have always found that person, that group of people that I was going to reach my hand out and help bring them along with me.
– Michelle Obama
The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.
– Michelle Obama
I like to talk about my obsession with french fries because I don’t want people to think that ‘Let’s Move’ is about complete, utter deprivation. It’s about moderation and real-life changes and ideas that really work for families.
– Michelle Obama
The issues that cross a president’s desk are never easy. The easy questions don’t even get to the president.
– Michelle Obama