First Ladies

Jackie Kennedy Onassis Quotes 

Cathy Gilmore
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A list of Jackie Kennedy Onassis quotes. Here are the best quotes by Jackie Kennedy Onassis on various subjects, including love, life, and family. These First Lady Jackie Kennedy quotations cover several decades, and include famous quotes from her speeches and books. These memorable quotations have become part of the collective conscience of Jackie O's contemporaries and will be remembered for generations.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis was married to John F. Kennedy during his presidency until his assassination in 1963. She later married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Jackie O served as an icon for fashion, elegance, and grace until her death in 1994.

Funny quotes from movies, TV, and professional comedians are repeated and shared, uniting fans of different ages, genders, and nationalities. Inspirational quotes from authors, religious leaders, and political figures are cited as words of wisdom, if not printed in history books. The famous last words of everyone from Julius Caesar to Chris Farley are oft quoted as summations of their illustrious lives. The funniest quotes and most famous quotes are words strung together so eloquently and perfectly that audiences can not help but repeat them in everything from speeches to academic papers to Facebook profiles.

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If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
2
There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed.
3
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
4
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
5
I want to live my life, not record it.
6
When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it.
7
If you cut people off from what nourishes them spiritually, something in them dies.
8
Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it.
9
If you mess up your children, nothing else you do really matters.
10
It was a very spasmodic courtship, conducted mainly at long distance with a great clanking of coins in dozens of phone booths.
11
The only routine with me is no routine at all.
12
History - its what those bitter old men write.
13
Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye.
14
The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.
15
Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.
16
A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
17
I'll be a wife and mother first, then first lady.
18
The trouble with me is that I'm an outsider. And that's a very hard thing to be in American life.
19
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
20
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things.