Famous Quotes By Elizabeth Edwards


  1. A lot of people have great hope, and a lot of people who have great hope live. And, some of them who have great hope die. So it's not that hope is going to save you.
  2. A lot of sad stories in a row - that wears on you.
  3. A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live.
  4. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.
  5. Growing up in an Italian family, you use a harsh tone and 10 minutes later everybody forgets about it.
  6. Having bought furniture for my own house, and bought furniture for our house in Washington, a furniture store seemed like a good idea, and it also played into my personal history.
  7. I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me.
  8. I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don't know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.
  9. I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me.
  10. I grew up in a Navy family.
  11. I have an obligation to try to live as long as I can for my family.
  12. I hope I have important things to say.
  13. I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry.
  14. I'm actually one of those people who get up energetic in the morning.
  15. I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.
  16. It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
  17. It's just a part of our nature to hope.
  18. I've had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy.
  19. I've often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings. Because, you're not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest. You're... sometimes... they're gonna have to be able to fly by themselves.
  20. Maybe we all change over time.
  21. One of the things that I think you see sometimes in politics is a certain degree of caution. It's usually advised by consultants who don't want to see you march to the end of a limb.
  22. Successful health reform must not just make health insurance affordable, affordable health insurance has to make health care affordable.
  23. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.
  24. We were never a family that had a lot. We had enough, but not a lot.
  25. What we hope to achieve is a society that doesn't value a white man because he's a white man, but also doesn't value a woman because she's a woman, or a black because he's a black.
  26. You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don't just try to come in and take somebody else's life.

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