Memorable quotes from former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Former Frist Lady Nancy Reagan had  many detractors during her time in the White House, but she remained outspoken in defending her  actions and stating her beliefs.

Here's a collection of some of her quotes from

“The movies were custard compared to politics.”

“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.”

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

“A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

“For eight years, I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn't give you special access, I don't know what does!”

>>Nancy Reagan dies at 94

“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.”

“It is true that when you're in the White House alone, it is a lonely place. Big and lonely.”

“There is no job description for the first lady and she's only there because her husband got elected president.”

“Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.”

>>Photos: Nancy Reagan passes away at the age of 94

"I'm against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman's choice. "

“My life really began when I married my husband.”

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.