Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Shana Alexander, fully Shana Agar Alexander

American Journalist, Staff Writer and Columnist for Life Magazine, best known for participation in "Point-Counterpoint" debate segments of 60 Minutes

"We are on a sexual binge in this country. ... One consequence of this binge is that while people now get into bed more readily and a lot more naturally than they once did, what happens there often seems less important."

"We are witness to the fact that women students, graduates of religious seminaries, wish to enroll in academic studies. Our rabbis, the sages of Israel (may their merit protect us), were absolutely opposed to academic studies, even in Haredi colleges, since many of the lecturers are university graduates and do not have the purely Torah-based outlook in which we were brought up,? He added, ?The material studied in the colleges is based on scientific research and methods that fly in the face of Torah-based views! Therefore, women students should not even think of enrolling in academic studies in any setting whatsoever, since that is not the way of Torah."

"We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again."

"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."

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

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