Caroline Kennedy Quotes

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Born: November 27, 1957, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

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After my mom died, there was so much written about her fashion and her style and all that, and I felt that one of the most important parts of her was missing, her real intellectual curiosity.
- Caroline Kennedy

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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.
- Caroline Kennedy

3.
Going into politics is something people have asked me about forever.
- Caroline Kennedy

4.
Growing up in politics I know that women decide all elections because we do all the work.
- Caroline Kennedy

5.
I feel that my father's greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything.
- Caroline Kennedy

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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.
- Caroline Kennedy

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I think my mother... made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.
- Caroline Kennedy

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In a funny way, poems are suited to modern life. They're short, they're intense. Nobody has time to read a 700-page book. People read magazines, and a poem takes less time than an article.
- Caroline Kennedy

9.
In my family in particular, I think, there was a sense we have to work twice as hard.
- Caroline Kennedy

10.
In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that's ever happened to me.
- Caroline Kennedy

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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.
- Caroline Kennedy

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People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.
- Caroline Kennedy

13.
Poetry is really a way of sharing feelings and ideas.
- Caroline Kennedy

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The biggest problem is people are afraid of poetry, think they can't understand it or that it will be boring.
- Caroline Kennedy

15.
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.
- Caroline Kennedy

16.
Well, the role of money in politics is pretty corrupting right now.
- Caroline Kennedy

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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.
- Caroline Kennedy

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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.
- Caroline Kennedy

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