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Caroline Kennedy Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jan 2021
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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.
There's so much to think about when you're becoming an adult, and there's so many great poems about that apprehension and excitement.
It is not easy to stand up against your constituents or your friends or colleagues or your community and take a tough stand for something you believe is right. Because you always want to keep working and live to fight another battle and it might cost you your career.
I've raised three kids. I'm a lawyer. I've written books on the Constitution.
I think that the presidency really brings out the best in a lot of people.
Well I've been writing books. So that, by its nature, is kind of a solitary occupation. And from time to time I have research help, but mostly I've done those completely on my own.
Most of the books that I've written have been focused on, sort of, the individual, and sort of, either a voice, a personal voice, or a kind of transforming event where they step forward to fight for something they value.
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.
I think one of my father's great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women's rights, equal justice, and they've passed that on to their children and grandchildren.
Well, I think, you know, the arts are really what, one of the things that make this country strong. We always think it's our economy or our military power, but in fact, I think it's our culture, our civilization, our ideas, our creativity.
The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.
Now more than ever, I have learned that, when people die, they truly do live throughout those who love them.
Many people remember that spirit that President Kennedy summoned forth. Many people look to me as somebody who embodies that sense of possibility.
In my family in particular, I think, there was a sense we have to work twice as hard.
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.
I know how important it is to, you know, to be my own person.
I grew up in New York, I love New York.
I don't remember my father reading to me, but I remember him telling me bedtime stories. I got to pick what was in them, and then he'd make them up.
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.
I am, you know, a Democrat through and through. I've always voted Democratic. You know, that is where my heart lies. Read more at
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