Words matter. These are the best Dana Perino Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
At some point, you’re going to have to be willing to take a punch for your team. If your employees or your teammates will see that you’re willing to do that, they are more likely to be loyal to you, and your team is more likely to function better.
I just think it’s quite remarkable that everyone says they want to add more commentary to their news pages. In some ways, I think, ‘Well, how is that even possible?’ It seems sometimes that that’s all that there is.
When you’re the president of the United States, you have no money unless the Congress says, ‘Here’s what you can spend it on.’
Millennials are a very interesting generation for a lot of reasons. They’re absolutely adorable, but they have some significant challenges. Their lives and their careers are delayed by about 10 years, partly because of the recession, also because of technology and also because of the way that they approach things.
There is freedom in forgiveness, and it’s not that hard to do once you get into the habit.
I don’t think that I would always be asked about my feelings about liberal bias in the media if there wasn’t any liberal bias in the media. If it was a moot question, then we wouldn’t always have the discussion.
I could actually be somebody that, if you showed me new gun-control legislation could help solve this problem, I might actually be able to support something like that.
Conservatives are charitable, forgiving, and are always – always – more willing to laugh at themselves.
A lot of people think that public speaking means that you are standing at a podium giving a speech, but public speaking comes in lots of different formats.
People like to talk about their hometowns and their travels, and the more places you’ve been, the more likely you’ll be able to make a connection that can bring new business leads or career opportunities.
It isn’t always on the front pages, but the horrifying mistreatment and subjugation of women around the globe is very much worthy of more attention.
Blaming alleged victims is not okay, no matter whose side starts it.
I understood early on that the freedom of America is what made our way of life possible and that we should help other people live in freedom, too.
I’m a worrier by nature.
Vulnerable young women are being brainwashed by the radical lies of ISIS militants in the Middle East.
I get a choice every time I have to open my mouth: that it can be with civility and dignity and grace – or not.
If you are trying to get people to work on a problem together, it’s best if they don’t know where you, as the supervisor/manager, stand on the question.
Your goal as a candidate – define others before they can define you.
I would like to have a right not to have an opinion. I don’t want to have to care about everything.
I love road trips. If you haven’t been on one in a while, it’s time to put a trip on your calendar. Driving can help clear the cobwebs of your mind, and you can learn a lot about your fellow Americans while you’re at it.
I have a fascination with Flight 93. My emotions are mixed: awe, gratitude, fear, heartache, pride – even, in some ways, guilt.
A key component of social media is ‘following’ – and no one is there to see what you have to say on Instagram or Twitter if they aren’t motivated to follow you.
I talk about millennials with a healthy dose of humility, as I’m a card-carrying member of Generation X. But I have daily interaction with young people at Dana Perino & Co., through my Minute Mentoring organization, with digital friends on social media, and especially at Fox News.
Good governance, safety, a chance to grow economically and professionally – those are important things.
Inauguration Day is like two ships passing in the night: the new staff moving in while the other walks out, taking one final look at the White House lawn as they leave with their cardboard box of possessions.
I’ve been in government and politics my entire career, and while I try to keep a level head and a reasonable tone in my commentary, even I can lose my head sometimes and let anger bubble over and burst out. It feels gross, looks ugly, and leaves a lasting mark.
I’ve traveled to many countries in Africa, and to me, Benin felt the most hopeful.
You can tell a lot about a person just by watching their facial expressions. But there are times when it’s best to hide your feelings, especially at work.
You’re not going to bring back all the jobs from China.
The two candidates have very different visions of America. Donald Trump’s is very dark: Things are not going well. There are dark days ahead unless you make a change, and he’s the one to fix it.
President Obama was never going repeal Obamacare – he was not going to be brought to his knees with the threat of a government shutdown.
I think there is room out there to show the grace and dignity of women like Laura Bush.
I never thought I would write a memoir at age 40… but I did have this unique place in history.
Never refuse a breath mint – you don’t know why it’s being offered.
I am a pretty level-headed person, but that person, Harry Reid, has been the most destructive entity in Washington when it comes to civility. By far.
I believe that leaders should inspire you to be more like them.
When a president speaks, it’s to multiple audiences.
My great-grandmother lived to be 100 years old, so I got to know her. She always sent us birthday cards that had $2 bills inside – we kept them for good luck.
I respect all women who came before me to blaze trails into the workplace for us.
If a political opponent has different approaches than mine, that doesn’t make them a bad person. It means they have different backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.
Humans can make friends easily if they are open to it and are interested in other people.
I loved the writing process. I loved it.
I love my right-wing friends, my practical friends, my bleeding heart friends – without all of these viewpoints, life would be pretty boring.
I have been a Republican, and I’ve worked in Republican circles for so long, and I know that there are really smart, good policy ideas that are grounded in conservative ideology that could be persuasive for women, especially in an election where no one was really excited about either candidate.
I’ve never seen anything so abhorrent in my life as Harry Reid. He’s an equal opportunity basher. He goes after everybody, and I think it has been so, frankly, disgusting.
The first presidential election I really paid attention to was in 1988 when George H. W. Bush ran against Michael Dukakis.
Trump’s campaign slogan resonates strongly with a large population of Americans. ‘Make America Great Again’ portrays a nostalgia for what America once was, and a longing desire to return to that time. Millennials unfortunately don’t know first-hand that time which Trump is talking about.
I personally have a pretty open philosophy about trying to talk to the press, and so does Dan Bartlett.
As a press secretary and on ‘The Five,’ I’ve learned that I have a choice in how I answer a question. There’s combative or productive – I get to take my pick.
Many young adults I have communicated with – both in-person and over email – constantly apologize before stating their idea, or finish each sentence with a question. Unfortunately, doing so in business puts you at an immediate disadvantage with your boss and work colleagues.
Starting in the third grade, my dad had me read the ‘Denver Post.’ I had to discuss two articles with him before dinner, and we would also watch ’60 Minutes’ together.
You tax Mexico? The president of the United States is going to tax Mexico to get a wall for the United States of America? I’m pointing out the absurdity of a lot of these comments.
My dad got me hooked on the news. That was a good thing.
Millennials are the future of our country and of our political parties, and they shouldn’t be unfairly characterized or labeled. They deserve to be heard.
One of the great joys in life is reading, yet it’s the main thing people say they don’t have time to do.
The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents’ dreams. Theirs was… a simpler time of contentment and patriotism.
Young people really want you to give them a road map, and they will follow it to a tee. If you tell them, ‘These are the eight steps you have to take to be successful,’ they will do all eight very earnestly.
Just as I try to find ways to be more productive every year for myself, I also look for tips to pass on to young professionals.
One time, on Marine One, the president asked me my opinion. I had a flashback to being at the kitchen table with my dad. That dominant male figure set me up for being confident to express myself with precision and persuasion.
I feel like there should be a statute of limitations on scoring political points on the tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina.
I am particularly interested in helping to heal women who have a fistula after their pregnancies.
Civility is a choice.
We are so blessed to be here in America. We have freedom and opportunity unlike anywhere else in the world.
If you’re a Republican woman, you’re mostly on your own when it comes to support from traditional women’s groups.
I grew up admiring Ronald Reagan and Vice President Bush, and if I were old enough, I would have voted for 41. I was glad he won.
New Year’s Eve is a great time to think about making a resolution to change a behavior, improve upon a practice, or to start something new. Most people don’t keep their resolutions very far into the year, but there’s no reason to wait until Dec 31st to reboot.
People really think that the only way I got to be press secretary is because I somehow had a personal family connection to the Bushes or the Cheneys, and that wasn’t true.
My biggest point to everybody is you have a responsibility to build your own network.
For as long as I can remember, we’ve been having debates about the foreign policy disasters and seemingly unsolvable problems around the world. Dinner conversations are replayed over generations – nothing seems to get better, and in some aspects, it seems dramatically worse, and that is especially true for women.
Commanders-in-chief make really tough decisions.