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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Kennedy in 1961
First Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 1961 â€“ November 22, 1963
President John F. Kennedy
Preceded by Mamie Eisenhower
Succeeded by Lady Bird Johnson
Personal details
Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
(1929-07-28)July 28, 1929
Southampton, New York, U.S.
Died May 19, 1994(1994-05-19) (aged 64)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic

John F. Kennedy
(m. 1953; d. 1963)

Aristotle Onassis
(m. 1968; d. 1975)

Children Arabella Lee Kennedy, Caroline, John Jr., and Patrick
Parents John Vernou Bouvier III
Janet Lee Bouvier
Alma mater Vassar College
George Washington University

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
It looks like it's been furnished by discount stores.
One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
The only routine with me is no routine at all.

The only routine with me is no routine at all.
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.
Jackie Kennedy
There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
Jackie Kennedy
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.
Jackie Kennedy
I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.
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?
Jackie Kennedy
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college… I did other things.
Jackie Kennedy
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Jackie Kennedy
You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
Jackie Kennedy
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
Jackie Kennedy
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.
Jackie Kennedy
Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.
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.
Jackie Kennedy
Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
I want to live my life, not record it.
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
Jackie Kennedy
When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it.
Jackie Kennedy
I don't think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.
The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.
Jackie Kennedy
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?
Jackie Kennedy
Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.
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?
Jackie Kennedy
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.
Jackie Kennedy
I am a woman above everything else.
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
Jackie Kennedy
An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.
Jackie Kennedy
He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.
Jackie Kennedy
I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.