"Going into politics is something people have asked me about forever."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Caroline Kennedy on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Caroline Kennedy on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Caroline Kennedy on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Caroline Kennedy on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Caroline Kennedy on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"In my family in particular, I think, there was a sense we have to work twice as hard."