Nancy Reagan, former first lady of the United States, passed away on Sunday at the age of 94. Living her life fiercely and passionately, Nancy leaves behind a legacy for remaining outspoken and restoring grace and elegance to the White House.
Some of our PolitiChicks writers offer their favorite inspirational and empowering quotes from Nancy Reagan.
Mona Salama– “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.”
Julia Seay- “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.”
Macey France- “Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.”
Shannon Montgomery Grady- “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.”
Beth Baumann– “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.”
Katie Zehnder- “I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us.”
Leslie Ann Stoffel- “I’ve had quite a life, when you stop and think about it.”
Laura Rambeau Lee- “I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out.”
Sonya Sasser- “My job is being ‘Mrs. Ronald Reagan.’”
Jenny Kefauver- “As I’ve said before, time is short, and life is precious.”
Ann-Marie Murrell: (on her marriage to Ronald Reagan) “If either of us left the room, we both felt lonely. People don’t always believe this, but it’s true. Filling the loneliness, completing each other–that’s what it still meant for us to be husband and wife.”