65 Jackie Kennedy Quotes On Success In Life

Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis was an American socialite, writer, and photographer who became First Lady of the United States as the wife of President John F. Kennedy. Her popularity as the first lady was due to her devotion to the historic preservation of the White House, her fashion sense, and her devotion to her children, which endeared her to the American public. This Jackie Kennedy quotes will motivate you.

Best Jackie Kennedy Quotes

  1. “We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  2. “I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.” ~ Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy quotes on life
  3. “Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it. All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  4. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  5. “The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  6. “You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness!” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  7. “If you want things to be right, you have to do them yourself” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  8. “I think my biggest achievement is that, after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  9. “Pearls are always appropriate.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  10. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  11. “You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness: Complete use of one’s faculties along lines leading to excellence in a life affording them scope. It applies to women as well as to men. We can’t all reach it, but we can try to reach it to some degree.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  12. “A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  13. “I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  14. “Our culture will become like it was during the medieval times when there truly was a cultural elite. The rest of the people will just watch television, which will be their only frame of reference.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  15. “I am a woman above everything else.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  16. “If you cut people off from what nourishes them spiritually, something in them dies.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  17. “I am happiest when I am alone.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  18. “Americans care about their past, but for short-term gain they ignore it and tear down everything that matters.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  19. “The greatest responsibility is your children. If my children turned out badly, I’d feel that nothing I had done was worthwhile.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  20. “Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  21. “I think the major role of the First Lady is to take care of the President so that he can best serve the people. And not to fail her family, her husband, and children.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  22. “One should always dress like a marble column.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  23. “You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “I want to live my life, not record it.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  27. “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
  28. “There will be great presidents again but there will never be another Camelot.” ~ Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy quotes camelot
  29. “He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights… it had to be some silly little Communist.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  30. “You must continue. Poets are the ones who change the world.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  31. “Do you think that God would separate me from my husband if I killed myself? I feel as though I am going out of my mind at times. Wouldn’t God understand that I just want to be with him?” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  32. “If you produce one book, you will have done something wonderful in your life.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  33. “We are the only country in the world that trashes its old buildings. Too late we realize how very much we need them.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  34. “I’ll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.” ~ Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy quotes on motherhood
  35. “I don’t think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  36. “[On Hillary Rodham Clinton:] She always looks so adorable, and she’s intrepid; she’s the biggest bargain America ever got, bigger than that Louisiana Purchase from my French friends.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  37. “You have only one chance to raise your child.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  38. “The trouble with me is that I’m an outsider. And that’s a very hard thing to be in American life.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  39. “History — its what those bitter old men write.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  40. Aristotle Onassis rescued me at a moment when my life was engulfed with shadows. He brought me into a world where one could find both happiness and love. We lived through many beautiful experiences together which cannot be forgotten, and for which I will be eternally grateful.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  41. “If school days are the happiest days of your life, I’m hanging myself with my skip-rope tonight.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  42. “The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse. Would you notify the telephone operators and everyone else that I’m to be known simply as Mrs. Kennedy and not as First Lady.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  43. “[To Oleg Cassini:] Just make sure no one has exactly the same dress I do … I want all of mine to be original & no fat little woman hopping around in the same dress.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  44. “What can one say about Michael Jackson? He is one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers, an innovative and exciting songwriter whose dancing seems to defy gravity and has been heralded by the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
    His public is perhaps unaware of the extent of his dedication to his craft. Restless, seldom satisfied, he is a perfectionist who is constantly challenging himself. To many people Michael Jackson seems an elusive personality, but to those who work with him, he is not. This talented artist is a sensitive man, warm, funny, and full of insight.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  45. “[On John F. Kennedy:] … now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  46. “A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  47. “I will tell you one thing. They will never drag me out like a little old widow like they did Mrs. Wilson when President Wilson died. I will never be used that way.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  48. “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
  49. “One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  50. “Even though people may be well known they still 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, death.” ~ Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy quotes on marriage
  51. “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
  52. “The only routine with me is no routine at all.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  53. “A newspaper reported I spend $30,000 a year buying Paris clothes and that women hate me for it. I couldn’t spend that much unless I wore sable underwear.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  54. “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.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  55. “In the event you bungle elevating your sons or daughters, I do not imagine regardless of what else you are doing nicely issues very considerably.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  56. “The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn’t about me.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  57. “Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  58. “Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  59. “To many people Michael Jackson seems an elusive personality, but to those who work with him, he is not. This talented artist is a sensitive man, warm, funny, and full of insight. Michael’s book ‘Moonwalk’, provides a startling glimpse of the artist at work and the artist in reflection.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  60. “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
  61. “An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

  62. “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
  63. “Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  64. “It looks like it’s been furnished by discount stores.” ~ Jackie Kennedy
  65. “You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

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