Shana Alexander Quotes

Most popular Shana Alexander Quotes

Good drama should sandpaper the mind.
Letters are expectation packed in an envelope.
— Shana Alexander Life

letters

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
— Shana Alexander Life

excellence

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.
— Shana Alexander

gossip

The price of shallow sex may be a corresponding loss of capacity for deep love.

sex

Hair is sexy.  Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground.
— Shana Alexander

hair self-image

The mark of a true crush... is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward.
— Shana Alexander
Between the two poles of whole-truth and half-truth is slung the chancy hammock in which we all rock.

truth

When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!
— Shana Alexander

marriage women's rights

Rumor and gossip, like sound itself, appear to travel by wave-effect, sheer preposterosity being no barrier.

gossip

California is once-and-future America, and much that is newest and biggest in this country, both its best and worst, is concentrated along our western edge.

California

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.

ballet

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There.

airplanes

This is what holidays, travels, vacations are about.  It is not really rest or even leisure we chase.  We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again.
— Shana Alexander Life

Travel