Nancy Reagan

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Our relationship is very special. We were very much in love and still are. When I say my life began with Ronnie, well, it's true. It did. I can't imagine life without him.

Nancy Reagan (born Anne Francis Robbins 6 July 1921) is an American actress, political activist, and the widow of US President Ronald Reagan.

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I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.
Just say no to drugs!
  • 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.
    • On her relation with her husband, Ronald Reagan, as quoted in an interview with Vanity Fair (July 1998), and in Saving The Reagan Presidency : Trust Is The Coin Of The Realm (2005) by David M. Abshire, p. 107
    • Variant: Our relationship is very special. We were very much in love and still are. When I say my life began with Ronnie, well, it's true. It did. I can't imagine life without him.
  • I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.
    • As quoted in Business : The Ultimate Resource (2002) by Daniel P. Goleman
  • I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs.
    • At an anti-drug rally, as quoted in 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said (2004) by Steven D. Price, p. 19
  • 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.
    • As quoted in Winning with People : Discover the People Principles That Work for You Every Time (2005) by John C. Maxwell, p. 186

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  • A woman is like a teabag — only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
    • This is also often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. If this is correct, the attribution to Mrs. Reagan may have been derived from a quoting of Mrs. Roosevelt.
    • Variant: A woman is like a tea bag, you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
  • I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out.
  • I believe that people would be alive today if it were not for the death penalty.
  • 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.
  • I don't talk about political matters. That's not my department.
  • 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.
  • I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them.
  • I think a woman gets more if she acts feminine.
  • I was sleeping with the President, and if that doesn't give you special access, I don't know what does!
  • Just say no to drugs!
  • My life really began when I married my husband.
  • 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.
  • The movies were custard compared to politics.
  • 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.

Misattributed

  • A lot of what acting is, is paying attention.
    • Robert Redford, as quoted in Hollywood's All-Time Greatest Stars : A Quiz Book (2003) by Andrew J. Rausch, p. 216

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