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Donna Shalala Quotes & Sayings
29 entries tagged including 2 subtopics.
Last updated Mar 2021
Donna Shalala Topics
I get to work at about 7:30 or 8 unless I have a breakfast meeting.
I bring other constituencies - I also have ties to minority communities. And obviously, to the world of world-class research universities. So I can bring some constituencies that I'm used to working with.
I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious.
Every year, I am reminded of the kids who aren't in the freshman class and aren't graduating. I remember every single one of them. That is the worst of times for me, to see the future snuffed out.
By putting people around me who will calm me down and slow me down and make sure I work through an issue.
But I have a driver, so I can return calls while I'm in the car.
But for me, it is when a student has died. I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times. To explain it to other young people, to see a bright future snuffed out, is just awful. I am haunted by those deaths.
Asking the government to help you for short periods of time is different than asking the government to take care of you for the rest of your life.
Fear drives you and makes you better
Im Better Than You
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