Quotes by: Nancy Gibbs

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Progress is seldom simple; it comes with costs and casualties, even challenges about whether a change represents an advance or a retreat.
Nancy Gibbs
You can't predict when a crisis might hit your family, whether it's with an elderly parent or with your children.
Nancy Gibbs
Photographer James Nachtwey has spent his professional life in the places people most want to avoid: war zones and refugee camps, the city flattened by an earthquake, the village swallowed by a flood, the farm hollowed out by famine.
Nancy Gibbs
Accidents at power plants are bad enough. But a leak from a bioreactor could be worse, since bacteria can learn new tricks when you're not looking.
Nancy Gibbs
Girls grow up scarred by caution and enter adulthood eager to shake free of their parents' worst nightmares. They still know to be wary of strangers. What they don't know is whether they have more to fear from their friends.
Nancy Gibbs
Back in the really olden days, dinner was seldom a ceremonial event for U.S. families. Only the very wealthy had a separate dining room. For most, meals were informal, a kind of rolling refueling; often only the men sat down.
Nancy Gibbs
In many parts of the world, more people have access to a mobile device than to a toilet or running water.
Nancy Gibbs
Calling Rand Paul 'the most interesting man in politics' is an invitation to an argument - but one we suspect he'd love to have.
Nancy Gibbs
Even if it wasn't always morning in America during the years of his presidency, Reagan's eagerness to insist that it was tapped into a longing among voters. They didn't want to picture themselves turning down their thermostats and buttoning up their cardigans. They wanted to strut again. Reagan opened his arms and said, 'Walk this way.'
Nancy Gibbs
Sure, we want to know what a president believes in... but that doesn't always mean he should tell us.
Nancy Gibbs
We are bombarded with reasons to stay inside: we're afraid of mosquitoes because of West Nile and grass because of pesticides and sun because of cancer and sunscreen because of vitamin-D deficiency.
Nancy Gibbs
George W. Bush, though a president's son, is cast as Reagan's heir even more than his father's.
Nancy Gibbs
Our children will outwit us if they want; for when it comes to technology, they hold the higher ground. Unlike other tools passed carefully and ceremonially from one generation to the next - the sharp scissors, the car keys - this is one they understand better than we do.
Nancy Gibbs
In the case of the classic Western helicopter parent, it starts with Baby Einstein and reward charts for toilet training, and it never really ends, which is why colleges have to devote so many resources to teaching parents how to leave their kids alone.
Nancy Gibbs
Decision making in a democracy depends above all on knowledge and not just the intel available to presidents and policymakers.
Nancy Gibbs
There's a smartphone gait: the slow sidewalk weave that comes from being lost in conversation rather than looking where you're going.
Nancy Gibbs
Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson.
Nancy Gibbs
In design as in life, smart can also mean wise, kind, inspiring - and cost-effective. And that has a charm all its own.
Nancy Gibbs
Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly - young and old, faithful and cynical - as has Pope Francis.
Nancy Gibbs
Inflicting emotional distress has typically been treated as a civil action. How 'substantial' does the distress have to be for it to turn criminal?
Nancy Gibbs
It's the experts in adolescent development who wax most emphatic about the value of family meals, for it's in the teenage years that this daily investment pays some of its biggest dividends.
Nancy Gibbs
Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip.
Nancy Gibbs
The millennials were raised in a cocoon, their anxious parents afraid to let them go out in the park to play. So should we be surprised that they learned to leverage technology to build community, tweeting and texting and friending while their elders were still dialing long-distance?
Nancy Gibbs
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