You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count.— Nancy Reagan
The most belligerent Nancy Reagan quotes that will inspire your inner self
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it.
So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.
I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out.
There's a big, wonderful world out there for you.
It belongs to you. It's exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out of this promise.
Dont ever lose hope. Even when life seems bleak and hopeless, know that you are not alone.
Drugs take away the dream from every child's heart and replace it with a nightmare. And it's time we in America stand up and replace those dreams.
With Alzheimer's patients, you have to be very careful what you say when you're looking at them over their bed. Because once in a while, they understand it.
Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.
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.
My life really began when I married my husband.
Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering.
Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.
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.
Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide. We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases - and soon. As I've said before, time is short, and life is precious.
People aren't really poor until they start using water on their corn flakes.
I think more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
I realized how valuable the art and practice of writing letters are, and how important it is to remind people of what a treasure letters--handwritten letters--can be. In our throwaway era of quick phone calls, faxes, and email, it's all to easy never to find the time to write letters. That's a great pity--for historians and the rest of us.
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.
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.
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 I've said before, time is short, and life is precious.
For eight years, I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn't give you special access, I don't know what does!
I always liked red. It's a picker-upper.
Presidents don't get vacations - they just get a change of scenery. The job goes with you.
When people say, 'You have Alzheimer's,' you have no idea what Alzheimer's is.
You know it's not good. You know there's no light at the end of the tunnel. That's the only way you can go. But you really don't know anything about it. And you don't know what to expect.
I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated.
I don't like a lot of frills and fusses.
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.
I'm very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
I'm against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman's choice.
People should be afraid of the cancer, not the mammogram.
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.
They were very short, the golden years.
The golden years are when you can sit back, hopefully, and exchange memories. And that's the worst part about this disease. There's nobody to exchange memories with.
There is no job description for the first lady and she's only there because her husband got elected president.
What can you say about a man, who on Mother's Day sends flowers to his mother-in-law, with a note thanking her for making him the happiest man on Earth?
I've always gone for the more understated look.
Why take chances? It may be nonsense, but does anybody really know? And people have certainly been fascinated by astrology for thousands of years.
I couldn't possibly lead the kind of life I lead, and keep the schedule that I do, having radiation or chemotherapy.
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.
A woman is like a teabag -- only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.
It is true that when you're in the White House alone, it is a lonely place. Big and lonely.
What it boils down to is that each person has his own ways of coping with trauma and grief, with the pain of life, and astrology was one of mine. Don't criticize me, I wanted to say, until you have stood in my place. This helped me. Nobody was hurt by it.
Just say no to drugs!
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.
A lot of what acting is paying attention.
You know, the polls show that 70 percent of the people are for stem-cell research.
It's one of the best programs I've ever seen because it benefits both sides: children, who need love, and grandparents, elderly people, who need to feel wanted.
I'm particularly happy that the Ronald Reagan Building is both public and private, and embraces his lifelong belief... in free and open trade.