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Gracie Hansen

  • [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.

    • Gracie Hansen,
    • 1948, in Peter Blecha, HistoryLink.Org ()
  • [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.

    • Gracie Hansen,
    • 1961, in Peter Blecha, HistoryLink.Org ()
  • 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?

    • Gracie Hansen,
    • 1966, in Peter Blecha, HistoryLink.Org ()
  • [On her Las Vegas-style revue:] We may go broke but we'll never be flat-busted.

    • Gracie Hansen,
    • in Peter Blecha, HistoryLink.Org ()
  • Gracie Hansen for Governor — the Best Governor Money Can Buy.

    • Gracie Hansen,
    • campaign bumper sticker (1970), in Peter Blecha, HistoryLink.Org ()
  • Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.

    • Gracie Hansen,
    • in the Eugene, Oregon, Register-Guard ()

Gracie Hansen, U.S. dance director

(1922 - 1985)

Full name: Gracie Diana Hansen.