Kennedy Quotes

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John F. Kennedy
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

[Address at Rice University, September 12 1962]
John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy
“Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things.

In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.”
Caroline Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy
“Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it.”
Robert F. Kennedy

Charles Bukowski
“I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, streets of the dead, cities of the dead; men without eyes, men without voices; men with manufactured feelings and standard reactions; men with newspaper brains, television souls and high school ideas. Kennedy himself was 9/10ths the way around the clock or he wouldn't have accepted such an enervating and enfeebling job -- meaning President of the United States of America. How can I be concerned with the murder of one man when almost all men, plus females, are taken from cribs as babies and almost immediately thrown into the masher?”
Charles Bukowski, Charles Bukowski: Sunlight Here I Am: Interviews and Encounters 1963-1993

Mike  Norton
“It is not what you can do for your country, but what you can do for all of mankind.”
Mike Norton

John F. Kennedy
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.”
John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy
“Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color”
John F. Kennedy

“Kenji-"“So the minute you opened your mouth you just shattered all his dreams, huh?”

Juliette- “I will push you off the roof.”

Kenji-“Yeah, I can definitely see why Adam wouldn’t like you.”
Tahereh Mafi

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

John F. Kennedy
“The 1930s, Kennedy said, 'taught us a clear lesson; aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war.”
John F. Kennedy

Kami Garcia
“Sometimes moving forward changes what's behind you.”
Kami Garcia, Unmarked

Margaret Lazarus Dean
“Here is one way to conceptualize NASA's heroic era: in 1961, Kennedy gave his "moon speech" to Congress, charging them to put an American on the moon "before the decade is out." In the eight years that unspooled between Kennedy's speech and Neil Armstrong's first historic bootprint, NASA, a newborn government agency, established sites and campuses in Texas, Florida, Alabama, California, Ohio, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; awarded multi-million-dollar contracts and hired four hundred thousand workers; built a fully functioning moon port in a formerly uninhabited swamp; designed and constructed a moonfaring rocket, spacecraft, lunar lander, and space suits; sent astronauts repeatedly into orbit, where they ventured out of their spacecraft on umbilical tethers and practiced rendezvous techniques; sent astronauts to orbit the moon, where they mapped out the best landing sites; all culminating in the final, triumphant moment when they sent Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to step out of their lunar module and bounce about on the moon, perfectly safe within their space suits. All of this, start to finish, was accomplished in those eight years.”
Margaret Lazarus Dean, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight

Robert F. Kennedy
“First is the danger of futility; the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the worlds ills -­‐-­‐ against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the worlds great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32-­‐year-­‐old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. 'Give me a place to stand,”
Robert F. Kennedy

Soroosh Shahrivar
“I’ve got a sweet tooth and you are my remedy
I’ve got a game that’s sort of like a parody
You be the Marilyn and I’ll be the Kennedy
We can kiss till our minds reach ecstasy
Stay up until sunrise and make love recklessly”
Soroosh Shahrivar, Letter 19

Kami Garcia
“But you still fight. You still hope. Because there's a chance you might win. And even if you don't - you fight for the people you love, especially when they can't fight for themselves - Kennedy”
Kami Garcia, Unmarked

Hunter S. Thompson
“Even now, more than 30 years later, I still judge people on the basis of whether they voted for Jack Kennedy in 1960, or for Richard Nixon...Those bastards are scarred forever, and I'm not. At least not for that. Hell, it was an honor to be able to vote against Richard Nixon - and it will be an honor on November 3 [1992] to vote against George Bush and everything he stands for.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie

Theodore H. White
“The forces that run in American politics in our age are many and varied; they run in strange ways in our times of general education--they run in the meeting of white and black; in the nagging, daily concern for war and peace; in automation and unemployment. Yet one man must make them all clear enough for American people to vote and express their desire.

He is the President.”
Theodore H. White, The Making of the President 1960

“There is a difference between exercising religious beliefs and imposing them on others. Our Constitution fiercely protects the former and expressly prohibits the latter.”
Joseph Kennedy III

“It must have really not liked me, but I can't imagine why, don't say anything Amelia."
Amelia shrugged her shoulders, "It liked me the first time."
Otto smirked, "Well I have no idea why.”
Otto Ray and Amelia Raht

Monet Polny
“Amelia nodded her head, "That makes perfect sense."
"No is doesn't," jeered Otto.
"Yes, it does,” sighed Amelia. "Don't you ever remember anything important?"
"Of course, I remember how many Star Trek seasons there were and when the Three Stooges were born!”
Monet Polny, The Lincoln Spy

“Good to see you too, Otto." -Sydney Rose”
Monet Polny The Lincoln Spy

Monet Polny
“Good to see you too, Otto." -Sydney Rose”
Monet Polny, The Lincoln Spy

Noam Chomsky
“If you read British Foreign Office records from the 1940s, it’s clear they recognised that their day in the sun was over and that Britain would have to be the “junior partner” of the United States, and sometimes treated in a humiliating way. A striking example of this was in 1962, the time of the Cuban missile crisis. The Kennedy planners were making some very dangerous choices and pursuing policies which they thought had a good chance of leading to nuclear war, and they knew that Britain would be wiped out. The US wouldn’t, because Russia’s missiles couldn’t reach there, but Britain would be wiped out.”
Noam Chomsky

Robert Dallek
“Warum ist eigentlich das demokratische System besser?... Es ist besser, weil es die volle Entwicklung des Menschen als Individuum möglich macht. Aber... das zeigt nur, daß die Demokratie eine >angenehmere< Form der Regierung ist [...].”
Robert Dallek

Hank Bracker
“President John F. Kennedy’s Cigars
On February 7, 1962, President Kennedy announced to his staff that he needed some help finding as many of the prestigious Cuban Petit Upmann cigars as possible. He let it be known that he would like to have 1,000 of these cigars by the next morning. Being the President of the United States, his wish was granted when, on the morning of February 8th, his Press Secretary Pierre Salinger came in and deposited 1,200 cigars on Kennedy’s desk. Smiling, Kennedy opened his desk, took out a document and signed it, banning importation of all Cuban-made products into the United States. Some years later when asked about that moment, Salinger said that there were actually 1,201 cigars.”
Captain Hank Bracker

Theodore H. White
“But if America falters in greatness and purpose, than Americans are nothing but the offscourings and hungry of other lands.”
Theodore H. White, The Making of the President 1960

Jean Kennedy Smith
“(Dad) could not abide us feeling sorry for ourselves. Life was far too good for us to whine about small things. It was selfish, and on top of that, it was boring.”
Jean Kennedy Smith, The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

“I always tell people JFK's book 'Profiles in Courage' was a very slim volume.”
Larry J. Sabato

Erik Larson
“With the prospect of raids on London itself, U.S. ambassador Joseph Kennedy decamped. To the great disdain of many in London, he began conducting his ambassadorial affairs from his home in the country. Within the Foreign Office, a joke began to circulate: "I always thought my daffodils were yellow until I met Joe Kennedy.”
Erik Larson, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.
My citizens of the world. Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”
John F Kennedy

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