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Shana Alexander Quotes

"When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband."

"Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell."

"The graceful Georgian streets and squares, a series of steel engravings under a wet sky."

"Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope."

"The Sugarplum Fairy herself could have made no grander gesture."

"Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it."

"The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent."

"When the prima ballerina found ground glass in her toe slipper every other dancer in the company was equally suspect."

"At Gatling-gun tempo word-perfect the first time out. the journalistic equivalent of a high-wire front somersault without a net."

"The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye."

"The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous."

"Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man."

"The mark of a true crush...is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward."

"I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is."

"Faithful horoscope-watching, practiced daily, provides just the sort of small but warm and infinitely reassuring fillip that gets matters off to a spirited start."

"What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too."

"An artificial style of dance confected for 18th-century kings evolved into a popular American art form. an astonishing development for what until recently had been considered manna for aesthetes only, the quiche of the performing arts."

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