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“[On Bellingham, Washington:] I once read where 'the mass of men live lives of quiet desperation' — and until you've lived in a little town like this you'll never know what desperation can be. Everybody is searching for something to do.”
“[On lobbying for her Las Vegas-style show to be included at the science-oriented Seattle World Fair:] Science will never replace sex or cotton candy.”
“I was fat and 40 and I came out of the hills and I made it. My message is this: If I could, who the hell can't?”
“[On her Las Vegas-style revue:] We may go broke but we'll never be flat-busted.”
“Gracie Hansen for Governor — the Best Governor Money Can Buy.”
“Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”
Gracie Hansen, U.S. dance director
(1922 - 1985)
Full name: Gracie Diana Hansen.