When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president's wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House.