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Quotes By Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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DOB
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28-07-1929
DOD
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19-05-1994

Famous for being the First Lady, i.e. the wife of former US President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline was quite inconspicuous while pursuing one particular prevalent habit. As many of us might be unaware, Jackie was a chain smoker, so much so that, three packs of cigarettes were a regular for her. Of course, there are a few rare photographic evidences of Mrs. Kennedy with a cigarette in hand. However, owing to her powerful and authoritative disposition, she ensured that such pictures were seldom taken. In fact, she even prohibited reporters from mentioning this fact in the newspapers. For instance, when biographer William Manchester was drafting a book titled, ‘The Death of a President’, he mentioned an incident where Jacqueline was searching for a cigarette in her bag. The First Lady stood her ground on the demand that the information be removed from the final copy.

Lyndon Johnson, who took up the President’s office after the death of close friend JFK, knew about Jackie’s affinity for smoking. Johnson ensured that whenever she visited his house, he had ample stock of her favorite brand of cigarettes, ‘Salem’. She continued smoking long after JFK’s demise, even when she was with her second husband, business tycoon Aristotle Onassis. By then she had dropped her guard and was often seen publicly using a cigarette holder to smoke one. In 1994, Jacqueline was diagnosed with cancer, after which she resigned to quitting the harmful habit. Unfortunately, the same year this enigmatic lady succumbed to her disease.

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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 Kennedy Onassis

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?

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I want to live my life, not record it.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The only routine with me is no routine at all.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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?

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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?

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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