Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


7/28/1929, Southampton, New York, USA



Birth Name

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier



Also Known As

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jackie Onassis, Jackie O, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, Jackie Kennedy
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    • Jacqueline: 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.

    • Jacqueline: 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?

    • Jacqueline: One of the things I like about publishing is that you don't promote the editor - you promote the book and the author.

    • Jacqueline: There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.

    • Jacqueline: 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.

    • Jacqueline: 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.

    • Jacqueline: I don't think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.

    • Jacqueline: There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.

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

    • Jackie (after John Kennedy's election win): I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.

    • Jackie: I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things.

    • Jackie ( in a statement released by her after her husband's death): Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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