Quotes by: Caroline Kennedy
|29th United States Ambassador to Japan
November 12, 2013
||Jason P. Hyland
||William F. Hagerty (Nominee)
||Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
November 27, 1957
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
||Edwin Schlossberg (m. 1986)
||See Kennedy family
||3, including Rose and Jack Schlossberg
||John F. Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
||Manhattan, New York
American Embassy Residence
||Harvard University (B.A.)
Columbia Law School (J.D.)
||Author, attorney, diplomat
In my family in particular, I think, there was a sense we have to work twice as hard.
I feel like my grandparents and parents gave me a tremendous amount. And if I can pass some of that on, then I'll be very happy.
Education was the most important value in our home when I was growing up. People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.
One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.
I've campaigned for people. I've campaigned across the country for people. I have supported people in local elections. I do work with groups and causes. So, I feel like I am a participant and a civically-engaged citizen.
When you're going through something, whether it's a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like 'Oh my God, I'm so overwhelmed; I'm dealing with this huge thing on my own.' In fact, poetry's a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences.
I know my mother so well, so it's hard for me to remember that people have a certain image of her, but they don't really know her personality.
I never thought I'd be doing poetry books. I never really studied poetry. But the first one I did was after my mother died, and I realized that people sort of think and talk about her style and fashion, but in fact, what made her the person she was was really her love of reading and ideas.
There's so much to think about when you're becoming an adult, and there's so many great poems about that apprehension and excitement.
I've raised three kids. I'm a lawyer. I've written books on the Constitution.
As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.
The happiest years of my mother's life were spent in Washington, D.C. It was where she met my father, where John was born and where I spent my earliest years.
It is not easy to stand up against your constituents or your friends or colleagues or your community and take a tough stand for something you believe is right. Because you always want to keep working and live to fight another battle and it might cost you your career.
You have to remind kids to stay connected to the meaning of Christmas. Sometimes it takes a little bit of effort, but it's so worth it.
Well there's nobody who has a more supportive husband than I do, and he has a business that he runs, and it's his own business, so he has work to do, my kids have school to do, I mean, people have - there are other things in life besides politics.
I am, you know, a Democrat through and through. I've always voted Democratic. You know, that is where my heart lies.
It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.