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The Best Quotes From Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Are Historic & Beautiful


It's not easy to get up in front of the country and singularly remind everyone of exactly why being an American is something to be proud of. But once again, First Lady Michelle Obama appealed to America's sense of class, grade, and decency, and reminded the country that it's better than the hateful, racist, divisive politics of Donald Trump. And she did it all without ever speaking his name. Here are some of the best quotes from Michelle Obama's DNC speech, because the speech offered such a beautiful description of America.

The speech was written by Sarah Hurwitz, who has written or edited every word the First Lady has spoken for the past seven years, according to the Washington Post. Her gig before joining Team Obama? She was previously the head speechwriter for Hillary Clinton through the 2008 campaign, including the famous "18 million cracks" speech she delivered conceding the primary race to then-Senator Barack Obama. Hurwitz got a call soon after that asking her to join the Obama operation.

Here are a few particularly gorgeous lines from Obama's Monday night speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1. "Hillary Clinton never quit on anything..."

2. "...That highest, hardest glass ceiling..."

3. "Our words and actions matter..."

4. "When they go low..."

5. "I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves..."

6. "Don't let anyone tell you this country isn't great..."

Here's more on the speech.

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