Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nancy Reagan Quotes

1. I've always gone for the more understated look.

2. Pornography is pornography, what is there to see? Movies are attempting to destroy something that's supposed to be the most beautiful thing a man and a woman can have by making it cheap and common. It's what you don't see that's attractive.

3. I don't like a lot of frills and fusses.

4. I don't talk about political matters. That's not my department.

5. I don't really yell at people.

6. The Sixties, of course, was the worst time in the world to try and bring up a child. They were exposed to all these crazy things going on.

7. I'm very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

8. I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should…I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.

9. I don't know when I'm going to have time to be politically active.

10. I couldn't possibly lead the kind of life I lead, and keep the schedule that I do, having radiation or chemotherapy.

11. I'm particularly happy that the Ronald Reagan Building is both public and private, and embraces his lifelong free and open trade.

12. I chose to have a career, and I enjoyed it while I had it.

13. My mother was a Democrat - southern Democrat, y'all.

14. My life really began when I married my husband.

15. It's always written that my father was a rich, conservative John Bircher. That is untrue. He was not rich. He was not a John Bircher.

16. I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them.

17. I've had quite a life, when you stop and think about it.

18. I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out.

19. The movies were custard compared to politics.

20. I have been criticized and ridiculed for turning to astrology, but after a while, I reached the point where I didn't care.

21. Remember, I'm a doctor's daughter. So obviously I'm interested in all medical things.

22. As I've said before, time is short, and life is precious.

23. There is no job description for the first lady and she's only there because her husband got elected president.

24. I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs.

25. I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us.

26. I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.

27. A lot of what acting is paying attention.

28. Just say no to drugs!

29. You know, the polls show that 70 percent of the people are for stem-cell research.

30. I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated.

31. I voted for McCain.

32. I think a woman gets more if she acts feminine.

33. I was doing everything I could think of to protect my husband and keep him alive.

34. I thought Obama ran the best campaign I have ever known - disciplined, well organized, very, very good. I was very impressed.

35. I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them and to do all they can to fulfill the promise that stem cell research offers.

36. I don't think most people associate me with leeches or how to get them off. But I know how to get them off. I'm an expert at it.

37. I said from the very beginning, I don't want a big house, I don't want big grounds, I don't want the trouble with the maintenance and all of that.

38. I'm doing what I want to do.

39. A lot of business can be accomplished in the state dinners.

40. Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.

41. I was the one who was always calling people.

42. (on husband Ronald Reagan) Our relationship is very special. We were very much in love and still are. Thank God we found each other. When I say my life began with Ronnie, well, it's true. It did. Forty-six years? Can't imagine life without him. 

43. People don't understand that all presidents, the minute they become president, get a knock at the door. And there's a man there saying: "Let's talk about your funeral." At the time I thought: "God, that's a terrible thing". Later on, I thought it was pretty wise.

44. Now science has presented us with a hope called stem cell research, which may provide our scientists with many answers that have for so long been beyond our grasp.

45. For eight years, I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn't give you special access, I don't know what does!

46. I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship. I am still very much a part of my friends' lives and they are very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective and become isolated. 

47. I'm fine, except, you know, I broke my pelvis. And that's not much fun.

48. From the moment I walked into the White House, it was as if I had no privacy at all.

49. I always liked red. It's a picker-upper.

50. A woman is like a teabag - only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.

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