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Quotations From ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH

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  • 1.
    You can't make a souffle rise twice.
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980), U.S. socialite; daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. As quoted in A Dictionary of Contemporary American History, by Stanley Hochman and Eleanor Hochman (1993). Said in 1948 on the defeat of Republican Thomas H. Dewey in that year's Presidential election, by incumbent President Harry S. Truman. In 1944, Dewey had been defeated by Longworth's kinsman, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
  • 2.
    ... [woman suffrage] has made little difference beyond doubling the number of voters. There is no woman's vote as such. They divide up just about as men do.
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980), U.S. socialite; daughter and cousin of U.S. Presidents. Crowded Hours, ch. 21 (1933).

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