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" Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble ceiling is pretty important. Now it's time to move on. "
" My husband and I have season tickets to the Giants games, and we go there as fans to enjoy it. "
" The House of Representatives has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history. "
" I've never walked away from any of my positions. I take pride in them. "
" If you make - not have - $1 million a year, should you not participate in the sense of community of our country? I'm willing to put that on the table. "
" I have a few uniforms - depending on whether I'm going to a college campus or meeting a head of state. But clean and easy works best for me. "
" Presidents and speakers for over 100 years had tried to pass affordable care for all Americans. It was challenged over and over. The Supreme Court declared it constitutional. "
" Stephen Colbert used to be my friend. I even signed the poor baby's cast when he hurt his hand. "
" A successful marriage is a decision. You decide it's going to work. You can't always be there, but you have to be there enough. And you have to make sure you are where you're needed most. "
" The name 'Republican' in some ways has been hijacked by obstructionists. "
" Let me just say as one who has been speaker of the House, I've had to have a very thick skin about every kind of thing that was thrown at me. "
" I went to Catholic school throughout my whole academic life. In fact, my children - my husband and I and our children in my own family now have over 100 years of Catholic education among us. "
" America must be a light to the world, not just a missile. "
" The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition. "
" The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries. "
" I call Washington 'the city of the perishable.' "
" For 25 years, it has been my privilege to represent the city of San Francisco and the great state of California; to work to strengthen our vibrant middle class; to secure opportunity and equality. "
" I will not be making appointments to a committee that is not bipartisan. "
" We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class! "
" I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, 'My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.' "
" When I first ran for Congress, I went to my daughter Alexandra, who was going to be a senior in high school, and said: 'I have a chance to run. I may not win, but I'd be gone three nights a week. So, if you want me to stay, I'll be happy to.' And do you know what she said to me? 'Mother, get a life!' "
" While we may argue about the size of government, the Republican Party has not been a party that says, 'I want to destroy government.' "
" My vision for the future always centers around our children - it always centers around our children. So anytime anybody asks me what are the three most important issues facing the Congress, I always say the same thing: 'Our children, our children, our children.' "
" Jobs mean freedom for workers to support their families. "
" Tom Foley was a statesman, and it was a privilege to serve under him when he was the Speaker of the House. He loved our country. He was a gentleman. I had the privilege of seeing him a couple days before he passed away. "
" As I view the Republicans in Congress, I don't see them as a real reflection of many Republicans in our country. "
" Democrats embrace The Affordable Care Act. We're very proud of it. "
" We're sad about some of the losses of members of great seniority and distinction in the Congress, and some very new members, who will no longer be serving with us. "
" The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It's made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House. "
" Republicans support opening the floodgates to special interest money and suppressing the right to vote. It's just plain wrong. "
" I had five children in six years. The day I brought my fifth baby home, that week, my daughter turned 6. "