Quotes about Ruth and Billy

What do people say about Ruth and Billy Graham?

About Ruth:

"If she's talking to you, she's talking to you, she's not looking past you. You may only have her for a few seconds, but you've got her attention and she's listening to what you're saying."
Dan Rather

"Billy's told me over and over again that Ruth is the real Christian in the family."
Barbara Bush

" There's an embrace. A few murmured words. And a smile from the woman who is the emotional rock of the world's most famous evangelist."
John Reinan, Charlotte Observer

"They asked her did she ever think about divorce and she said, 'No, I've never thought of divorce in all these 35 years of marriage, but,' she said, 'I did think of murder a few times.'"
Billy Graham, on Phil Donahue

"She would quote the old mountain man who said make the least of all that goes and the most of all that comes."
Gigi Graham Tchividjian

"Obviously her work shows so much of the beauty that comes out of pain and loneliness and time just alone."
Richard Watson

"I find a lot of peace and wisdom in what she has to say."
Andie McDowell

"Mom has been a painter and poet, an incredible woman and a wonderful wife to set him free to do what he was called to do. I never had heard my mother complain or lose her temper, although she was as called to evangelism as Daddy."
Anne Graham Lotz

"She likes to help someone that's in trouble. You know she couldn't go to Tibet, so she endeavored to help people by her written word, and by love in action behind the scenes."
Karlene Shea

"I think it's that she does in her poems talk about real life things that we can all go through. And I think that is a wonderful way to be able to touch people's hearts."
Linda Johnson Robb

About Billy:

"I remember getting postcards from wherever he was, a note written on a plane. They wouldn't be long letters but there would be notes, just letting me know he loved me."
Gigi Graham Tchividjian

"I guess only Billy Graham and the President of the United States can walk into a federal prison any time they want to, to see somebody. And I walked in, and there was Dr. Billy Graham, standing bigger than life, with his arms outstretched and I walked into his arms, and he hugged me, and he said, 'Jim, I love you.'"
Jim Bakker

"Daddy says all his life he's known how to die but no one ever taught him how to grow old. I can see their patience. I don't see bitterness, anger or complaining, just gentleness, sweetness and peace."
Anne Graham Lotz

"I thought church was a waste of time. But when the crusade came, I knew I had to hear Billy Graham."
Jim Graham, participant in one of Billy Graham's crusades

"I thought everybody's father was gone…"
Gigi Graham Tchividjian

"When you're in the business Lyndon was in, you think you need all the help you can get. All the strength, all the guidance, and we just thought he's a good rock to lean on, he's a good human being to help us find the right path."
Lady Bird Johnson

"I think for someone to come from a dairy farm in North Carolina and from a fairly restrictive background, in that way, a wonderful, rich background, but then to be able to adapt to people and cultures in all parts of the world is a very remarkable thing."
Leighton Ford

"His sincerity, transparent and convincing, cannot be denied. He is an icon essential to a country in which, for two centuries now, religion has been not the opiate but the poetry of the people."
Harold Bloom, Time Magazine

"At our concerts, yes, we hope that people are encouraged, spiritually and emotionally. But a man gets up like Billy Graham, with this long history, and I'm amazed when he preaches how simple and easy it is to grasp."
Michael Tait, dc Talk

"I didn't know when I married Bill all that lay ahead; I wouldn't have had the nerve to marry him. No, I had no inclination of what was going to happen in the future."
Ruth Bell Graham