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"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."

"A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane."

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

"It was a very spasmodic courtship, conducted mainly at long distance with a great clanking of coins in dozens of phone booths."

"The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse."

"It looks like it's been furnished by discount stores."

"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."

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

"Even though people may be well known, they 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 and death."

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

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

"I want to live my life, not record it."

"Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes."

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

"The only routine with me is no routine at all."

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

"There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed."

"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?"
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"When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it."

"A newspaper reported that I spent $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."

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