Quotations From JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

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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.
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor, writer, First Lady of the United States. The Unknown Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, p. 153, ed. Bill Adler, Citadel (1994).

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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.
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor, writer, First Lady of the United States. The Unknown Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, p. 137, ed. Bill Adler, Citadel (1994).

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    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.
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. First Lady of the United States, editor. The Unknown Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, pp. 104-5, ed. Bill Adler, Citadel (1994). On the trip to Dallas where her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated.

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    The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (b. 1929), U.S. first lady. quoted in Peter Collier and David Horowitz, The Kennedys, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1984). Advice to her secretary following the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.

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    The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn't about me.
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor and former First Lady of the United States. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 33 (August 30, 1994). In 1992, on being asked how she dealt with the constant stream of tabloid stories that were written about her. She was the widow of assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).

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