"During the 1960 election, I saw Richard Nixon as the winner"
- Jeane Dixon
About this Quote
This quote by Jeane Dixon is referring to the 1960 United States Presidential Election in between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Jeane Dixon was an American astrologist and psychic who anticipated that Richard Nixon would win the election. Her forecast was extensively advertised and she became a celebrity while doing so. Although Nixon did win the popular vote, Kennedy won the electoral vote and ended up being the 35th President of the United States. Dixon's forecast was seen as a failure by many, but she continued to make predictions throughout her life. Her quote is a testament to her belief in her own capabilities and her self-confidence in Nixon's triumph. Regardless of the outcome of the election, Dixon's prediction was a tip of the power of belief and the significance of trusting one's intuition.
"I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will"