Top 10 Best Michelle Obama Quotes from Becoming

Michelle Obama told her story in a memoir (“Becoming”) she published in 2018. The audio version of the book won a Grammy last year. Michelle Obama is one of the most beloved first ladies of the United States. During Barack Obama’s two presidential terms, she shone brightly, her voice was heard, she achieved a lot thanks to public initiatives.

In early 2021, Michelle and Barack Obama were named the most respected Americans (according to the annual Gallup poll). Although the couple have not headed the White House for a long time (since 2017), they still have their place in the hearts of American citizens. Michelle won the hearts of not only Americans, but millions of people around the world with her smile, sincerity and unshakable spirit.

Here are 10 of the best quotes from Michelle Obama from Becoming:

  • Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. We realized that being successful isn’t about being impressive, it’s about being inspired. That’s what it means to be true to yourself.

  • You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once. But, don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.

  • When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.

  • For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.

  • There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.

  • Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.

  • It was one thing to get yourself out of a stuck place, I realized. It was another thing entirely to try and get the place itself unstuck.

  • When somebody walks up to me, don’t look around, don’t look beyond them. Look them in the eye, take in the story.

  • Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.

  • If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.

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