"I've always thought of being in love as being willing to do anything for the other person--starve to buy them bread, live in Siberia with them--and that every minute away would be hell." -Jackie Onassis Kennedy (1947)
Jackie Kennedy thanks the nation in 1964 for all of the cards and letters that she and the children received following the death of President Kennedy. She received "nearly 800,000 in all", and she acknowledged each one personally, a project that took her 10 years to complete.
"I was always a liability to him." ~ Jackie Kennedy speaking of her husband. She always doubted her influence on the public. Jackie never noticed that the crowds increased immeasurably whenever she made an appearance. She thought herself to be hazardous to Jack's political career. Nonetheless, she praised her husband and said after his death: "He never asked me to change."
President Bill Clinton, left, gestures as he speaks with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her son John F. Kennedy Jr. during re-dedication ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Oct. 29,1993 in Boston. More:
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, noted for her style and elegance, was the wife of President John F. Kennedy and the First Lady of the United States. She brought style and sophistication to the office and was able to speak fluent French. She had the breeding and education to bring glamour to the White House. We will never see another Camelot.