Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Pink Chanel Lady
Her blood-splattered strawberry Chanel suit became the symbol for innocence lost. She was elegance. She was grace. She was all-American, yet worldly.
She was a Kennedy and then wasn't.
Designer clothes and bright smiles made her a legend, but her lips were sealed to the public.
This is what she said.
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college...I did other things.
The trouble with me is that I’m an outsider. And that’s a very hard thing to be in American life.
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
If you mess up your children, nothing else you do really matters.
I am a woman above everything else.
There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
I think my biggest achievement is that, after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane.
The only routine with me is no routine at all.
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?
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.
I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.
The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn’t about me.