Alice Roosevelt Longworth

  • American author
  • Born February 12, 1884
  • Died February 20, 1980

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 – February 20, 1980) was an American writer and prominent socialite. She was the eldest child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Longworth led an unconventional and controversial life. Her marriage to Representative Nicholas Longworth III (Republican-Ohio), a party leader and 38th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was shaky, and her only child Paulina was from her affair with Senator William Edgar Borah of Idaho.

Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.

You can't make a souffle rise twice.

I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.

He looks as though he's been weaned on a pickle.