I think with our problems with hopelessness and cynicism that [the solution] ultimately has to come from the young people themselves. We've got to realize we are the future and we make of our future what we make of it, and ultimately we have to do it for ourselves.
We proved we could be safe and secure at home, and still have more allies and friends in the world.
I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters.
I think they were interested in it.
How we use these surpluses in this moment of prosperity will determine America's future for decades to come. Nothing will more surely determine it than making the right choices
If Congress will pass a plan that gives real, voluntary Medicare prescription drug coverage ... then I will sign a marriage penalty relief law
For all the tornadoes Arkansas has, and the ones that have hit around Little Rock, we never had one just basically come down Main Street
We grieve for the loss of life, ... I ask you to redouble your resolve and help your neighbors.
I hope that young people will also look to politics as a vehicle to not only have their voices heard, but actually to be the change makers that they want to see. They are disaffected, understandably, but I hope that young people will not only turn out to vote but also run for office.
Over the summer I thought that I would seek out non-Americans as friends, just for diversity's sake. Now I find that I want to be around Americans - people who I know are thinking about our country as much as I am.
People who imagine and implement solutions to challenges in their own lives, in their communities, in our country and in our world have always inspired me.
What inspires me most are people who imagine and implement solutions to challenges in their own lives, in their communities, in our country and around the world.
For most of my life, I deliberately led a private life in the public eye.
For most of my life, I did deliberately lead a private life and inadvertently led a public life.
I hope telling stories though 'Making a Difference' - as in my academic work and nonprofit work - will help me to live my grandmother's adage of 'Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.