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Nancy Reagan

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

    • Nancy Reagan,
    • with Bill Libby, Nancy ()
  • Just say no.

    • Nancy Reagan,
    • slogan ()
  • I don't think I was as bad, or as extreme in my power or my weakness, as I was depicted — especially during the first year, when people thought I was overly concerned with trivialities, and the final year, when some of the same people were convinced I was running the show.

  • Homes really are no more than the people who live in them.

    • Nancy Reagan,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • I favor capital punishment. It saves lives.

    • Nancy Reagan
  • Why take chances? It may be nonsense, but does anybody really know? And people have certainly been fascinated by astrology for thousands of years.

    • Nancy Reagan
  • I agree with the death penalty. I think that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.

    • Nancy Reagan
  • In 1981, when Ronnie and I moved to Washington, I never dreamed that our eight years there would be a time of so much emotion. But life in the White House is magnified: The highs were higher than I expected, and the lows were much lower.

    • Nancy Reagan
  • I gave Ronnie my best advice — whenever he asked for it, and sometimes when he didn't. But that doesn't mean he always took it. Ronald Reagan has a mind of his own.

    • Nancy Reagan
  • Did I ever give Ronnie advice? You bet I did. I'm the one who knows him best, and I was the only person in the White House who had absolutely no agenda of her own — except helping him.

    • Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan, U.S. first lady


Full name: Anne Frances Robbins Davis Reagan.