Jackie Kennedy Quotes

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
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The only routine with me is no routine at all.
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There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
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I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.
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Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
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Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
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Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.
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Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.
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If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.
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One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
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I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
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There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
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I’ll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.
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Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.
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The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

I want to live my life, not record it.
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An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.
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I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college… I did other things.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

I don’t understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
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It looks like it’s been furnished by discount stores.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

I don’t think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.
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Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President’s widow?
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What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
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Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
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The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse. Would you notify the telephone operators and everyone else that I’m to be known simply as Mrs. Kennedy and not as First Lady.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we’ve made it.
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You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
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I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

A newspaper reported that I spent $30,000 a year buying Paris clothes and that women hate me for it. I couldn’t spend that much unless I wore sable underwear.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

They’re giving them bathrooms, they’re giving them roads.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

In the event you bungle elevating your sons or daughters, I do not imagine regardless of what else you are doing nicely issues very considerably.
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We are the only country in the world that trashes its old buildings. Too late we realize how very much we need them.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

Being a journalist seemed the ideal way of both having a job and experiencing the world, especially for anyone with a sense of adventure.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness!
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

To many people Michael Jackson seems an elusive personality, but to those who work with him, he is not. This talented artist is a sensitive man, warm, funny, and full of insight. Michael’s book ‘Moonwalk’, provides a startling glimpse of the artist at work and the artist in reflection.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

[On Hillary Rodham Clinton:] She always looks so adorable, and she’s intrepid; she’s the biggest bargain America ever got, bigger than that Louisiana Purchase from my French friends.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

You have only one chance to raise your child.
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If you want things to be right, you have to do them yourself
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The trouble with me is that I’m an outsider. And that’s a very hard thing to be in American life.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

 

I will tell you one thing. They will never drag me out like a little old widow like they did Mrs. Wilson when President Wilson died. I will never be used that way.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

 

Being away from home gave me the chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye. I learned not to be ashamed of a real hunger for knowledge, something I had always tried to hide, and I came home glad to start in here again with a love for Europe that I am afraid will never leave me.
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There will be great presidents again but there will never be another Camelot.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

If you produce one book, you will have done something wonderful in your life.
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History — its what those bitter old men write.
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The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn’t about me.
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One of the things I like about publishing is that you don’t promote the editor – you promote the book and the author.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

One should always dress like a marble column.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness: Complete use of one’s faculties along lines leading to excellence in a life affording them scope. It applies to women as well as to men. We can’t all reach it, but we can try to reach it to some degree.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

A newspaper reported that I spent $30,000 a year buying Paris clothes and that women hate me for it. I couldn’t spend that much unless I wore sable underwear
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

 

I am a woman above everything else.
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The greatest responsibility is your children. If my children turned out badly, I’d feel that nothing I had done was worthwhile.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

 

Love of books is the best of all.
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Do you think that God would separate me from my husband if I killed myself? I feel as though I am going out of my mind at times. Wouldn’t God understand that I just want to be with him?
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Aristotle Onassis rescued me at a moment when my life was engulfed with shadows. He brought me into a world where one could find both happiness and love. We lived through many beautiful experiences together which cannot be forgotten, and for which I will be eternally grateful.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

 

I am happiest when I am alone.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

What can one say about Michael Jackson? He is one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers, an innovative and exciting songwriter whose dancing seems to defy gravity and has been heralded by the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. His public is perhaps unaware of the extent of his dedication to his craft. Restless, seldom satisfied, he is a perfectionist who is constantly challenging himself. To many people Michael Jackson seems an elusive personality, but to those who work with him, he is not. This talented artist is a sensitive man, warm, funny, and full of insight.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

I think the major role of the First Lady is to take care of the President so that he can best serve the people. And not to fail her family, her husband, and children.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

If school days are the happiest days of your life, I’m hanging myself with my skip-rope tonight.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

You must continue. Poets are the ones who change the world.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

[On John F. Kennedy:] … now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
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A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

[To Oleg Cassini:] Just make sure no one has exactly the same dress I do … I want all of mine to be original & no fat little woman hopping around in the same dress.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

 

Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it. All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

If you cut people off from what nourishes them spiritually, something in them dies.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

Americans care about their past, but for short term gain they ignore it and tear down everything that matters.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

Pearls are always appropriate.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

I think my biggest achievement is that after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane. I’m proud of that.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

Our culture will become like it was during the medieval times when there truly was a cultural elite. The rest of the people will just watch television, which will be their only frame of reference.
-Jackie Kennedy

 

 

 

I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.
-Jackie Kennedy

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