November 30, 2016

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quotes

“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.”

“An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.”

“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.”

“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?”

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

“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.”

“Everytime we got off the plane that day, three times they gave me the yellow roses of Texas. But in Dallas they gave me red roses. I thought how funny, red roses — so all the seat was full of blood and red roses.”

“He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights… it had to be some silly little Communist.”

“His head was so beautiful. I tried to hold the top of his head down, maybe I could keep it in… but I knew he was dead.”

“I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college… I did other things.”

“I do not think that there are any men who are faithful to their wives.”

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

“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.”

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

“I think my biggest achievement is that, after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane.”

“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?”

“I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.”

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

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do 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 looks like it’s been furnished by discount stores.”

“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 he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.”

“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 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.”

“The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.”

“The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.”

“The ring was all blood-stained… so I put the ring on Jack’s finger… and then I kissed his hand…”

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

“The trouble with me is that I’m an outsider. And that’s a very hard thing to be in American life.”

“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.”

“To think that I very nearly didn’t go… What if I’d been here — out riding in Virginia or somewhere — Thank God I went with him.”

“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 going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?”

“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 windowpane?”

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

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

“When they carried Jack in, Hill threw his coat over Jack’s head, and I held his head to throw the coat over it. It wasn’t repulsive to me for one moment — nothing was repulsive to me —”

“Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.”

“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.”

“You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.”