My right to speak my mind, to have a voice, to be what some have called 'opinionated' is a right I deeply and profoundly cherish. My only hope is that, one day soon, women who have all earned the right to their opinions -- instead of being called 'opinionated' will be called smart and well-informed, just like men.

— Teresa Heinz

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It's time that we acknowledge the wisdom women have acquired by managing the chaos of daily life. Women are realists, the glue that holds society together. They bring a reverence to life that's instinctual, not just intellectual.

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Political campaigns are the graveyard of real ideas and the birthplace of empty promises.

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I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture.

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I grew up in a dictatorship in East Africa.

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John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil.

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There is a value in taking a stand whether or not anybody may be noticing it, and whether or not it is a risky thing to do.

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Water is necessary, and then generators, and then food, and then clothes.

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You can call me Mama T anytime.

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As a young woman, I attended Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was then not segregated. But I witnessed the weight of Apartheid everywhere around me.

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I hope it will come as no surprise that I have something to say.

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If you want to be loved by everyone, don't go into politics.

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I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job - I mean, since she's been grown up.

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About Teresa Heinz

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Celebrity
Birthday October 16

I learned something then. And I believe it still. There is a value in taking a stand, whether or not anybody may be noticing it, and whether or not it is a risky thing to do. And if even those who are in danger can raise their lonely voices, isn't it more that is required of all of us, in this land where liberty had her birth? In America the true patriots are those who dare speak truth through power.

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When you're threatened, or something hard hits you, acknowledge it, embrace it.

Don't pretend that you didn't get hurt - hurt, cry, think about it. And then you let it go and try something else.

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I'm more old-fashioned than a lot of women.

..I don't view abortion as just a nothing. It is stopping the process of life.

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My roots are African. The birds I remember, the fruits I ate, the trees I climbed, they're African.

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