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Teresa Heinz

Heinz in 2013
Born Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira
(1938-10-05) October 5, 1938 (age 78)
Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
(now Maputo, Mozambique)
Residence Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
Nationality American and Portuguese
Other names Teresa Heinz Kerry
Education

University of the Witwatersrand (B.A.)
University of Geneva, School of Translation and Interpretation (M.A.)

Occupation Businesswoman, philanthropist
Net worth US$1 billion (2008)[1]
Political party

Republican (1971–2003)
Democratic (2003–present)

Spouse(s)

Henry John Heinz III
(m. 1966–1991; his death)
John Forbes Kerry
(m. 1995–present)

Children

Henry John Heinz IV
André Thierstein Heinz
Christopher Drake Heinz

Parent(s)

José Simões-Ferreira, Jr.
Irene Thierstein

If you want to be loved by everyone, don't go into politics.
I always think that women are the chaos managers of life.
I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job – I mean, since she's been grown up.
Teresa Heinz
My only self-confidence and satisfaction comes from the people that I do meet; I have fondness for people. I mean, I like to hug. And I also like to be hugged.
Teresa Heinz
There is a value in taking a stand whether or not anybody may be noticing it and whether or not it is a risky thing to do.
Teresa Heinz
I mention my age because I find people in this country – women, not men, of course – women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture.
Teresa Heinz
I couldn't not be who I am. That bubble eventually bursts down the road. So you just have to be real, and when you goof up, say you goofed up.
Teresa Heinz
I was always impressed by Betty Ford and what she went through and how full of integrity she was, and how brave. I think Mrs. Reagan was a role model of my mother's generation, intelligent, very supportive of her husband. I am very different from my mom, but I admired her devotion.
Teresa Heinz
I am very concerned about junk food in the schools.
As someone who has been both a full-time mom and full-time in work force, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are.
Teresa Heinz
I'm an African American.
I may be a good Catholic, a bad Catholic or a so-so Catholic, but that's who I am.
Teresa Heinz
I have a very personal feeling about how special America is, and I know how precious freedom is. It is a sacred gift, sanctified by those who have lived it and those who have died defending it. My right to speak my mind, to have a voice, to be what some have called 'opinionated,' is a right I deeply and profoundly cherish.
Teresa Heinz
I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good.
Teresa Heinz
My roots are African. The birds I remember, the fruits I ate, the trees I climbed, they're African.
Teresa Heinz
In a democracy, the one thing that cannot be done is to destroy its trust, its hope, its idealism.
Teresa Heinz
I never cook from cookbooks.
To me, one of the best faces America has ever projected is the face of a Peace Corps volunteer. That face symbolizes this country: young, curious, brimming with idealism and hope – and a real, honest compassion.
Teresa Heinz
I hope it will come as no surprise that I have something to say.
I've always worked on bipartisans, whether it's on healthcare, drug reform, et cetera. All my work is bipartisan, because what I'm – as nonpartisan actually, because I look for solutions. I'm very practical.
Teresa Heinz
John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil.
Teresa Heinz
I think a man and a woman, on a whole array of issues, including raising children, have differences, and then you work them through.
Teresa Heinz
When you're threatened, or something hard hits you, acknowledge it, embrace it. Don't pretend that you didn't get hurt – hurt, cry, think about it. And then you let it go and try something else.
Teresa Heinz
At the end of the day, no one asks a woman, 'Do you need a neck rub? Do you need a drink, honey?'
Teresa Heinz
Love is a big thing – it's part of who you become, how you grow up. I had a wonderful husband, and I'm very lucky I have a second wonderful husband. You know, some people don't even score the first time.
Teresa Heinz
I like to bring people together so we don't waste opportunities and resources and keep doing the wrong things when we know better. Corporate America makes great things and things that can hurt us. They have to be part of the solutions. There's nothing to say you don't make a profit by doing good.
Teresa Heinz
I think people should be who they are. If someone is a great mother, or a great personal friend to their friends and just a loving person, that's all they should be, if that's what they want to be, 'cause it's genuine.
Teresa Heinz
I grew up in a dictatorship in East Africa.
I am always who I am, and anyone who's known me forever will tell you that. I guess there's enough of a child in me that that's important.
Teresa Heinz
I am the product of living in dictatorships. And someone who's lived in dictatorships and not being allowed to be themselves, it cherishes the ability to be yourself and to have feelings and to speak them when asked. And I am that person.
Teresa Heinz
As a young woman, I attended Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was then not segregated. But I witnessed the weight of apartheid everywhere around me.
Teresa Heinz
I'm the wife. I'm the mom. I'm the friend. And, you know, my friends call me 'Mama T,' or 'Dr. T,' and that's, guess, what I am – the Mama T and the Dr. T. That's who I am.
Teresa Heinz

I grew up in a dictatorship in East Africa.
I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech.
Teresa Heinz