31 Best Jacqueline Kennedy Quotes

31 Best Jacqueline Kennedy Quotes

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Jacqueline Kennedy was the first lady of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. After her husbands assassination in 1961 Jackie went on to marry Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate. She stayed married to him until he died in 1975. Jackie herself died on May 19, 1994 at the age of 64.

“A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.”

“A newspaper reported I spend $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.”

“Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.”

“Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye.”

“Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.”

“I am a woman above everything else.”

“I don’t think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.”

“I held his hand all the time the priest was saying extreme unction.”

“I saved all those poems in a scrapbook.”

“I want to live my life, not record it.”

“I’d get out of bed at night and play it for him, when it was so cold getting out of bed… on a Victrola ten years old — and the song he loved most came at the very end of this record, the
last side of Camelot, sad Camelot… “Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”…There’ll never be another Camelot

“if you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.”

“If you mess up your children, nothing else you do really matters.”

“It helped her [Caroline] learn that something you create yourself is the best kind of present.”

“It was a very spasmodic courtship, conducted mainly at long distance with a great clanking of coins in dozens of phone booths.”

“Minimum information given with maximum politeness.”

“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.”

“One man can make a difference and every man should try.”

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

“One of the things I like about publishing is that you don’t promote the editor — you promote the book and the author.”

“Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.”

“The only routine with me is no routine at all.”

“The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn’t about me.”

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

“There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.”

“There’d been the biggest motorcade from the airport. Hot. Wild. Like Mexico and Vienna. The sun was so strong in our faces. I couldn’t put on sunglasses… Then we saw this tunnel ahead, I
thought it would be cool in the tunnel, I thought if you were on the left the sun wouldn’t get into your eyes…”

“We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.”

“What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they to do when the children were grown — watch raindrops coming down the

“When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we’ve made it.”

“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.”

“You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it.”