Shana Alexander

1925 -

A Quote by Shana Alexander on america, constitution, custom, jobs, luck, presidency, rules, wives, and women

Roughly speaking, the President of the United States knows what his job is. Constitution and custom spell it out, for him as well as for us. His wife has no such luck. The First Lady has no rules; rather each new woman must make her own.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on good, idealism, illusions, rest, and sleep

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on husbands, laws, and people

When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on change, laws, water, and women

The law changes and flows like water, and . . . the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Shana Alexander's State-by-State Guide to Women's Legal Rights, 1975.

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on cinema, difficulty, life, and trouble

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too. Shana Alexander (1925 - ____) US news commentator In "Life," 8 Jul 1966.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Life, 8 July 1966.

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on expectation

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: "The Surprises of the Mail" in Life, 30 June 1967.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on ballet and perfection

Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Nutcracker, 1985.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on america and dance

Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts . . .

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Nutcracker, 1985.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on evolution and observation

Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on excellence, people, and truth

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

Contributed by: Zaady

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