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"The Kennedys formed a Kennedy party." - Chris Matthews

"The American conscience died with the Kennedys." - Frank Miller

"The Skakel family, when they married into the Kennedys, was so wealthy, they could have purchased the Kennedy family." - Mark Fuhrman

"The world fell apart. Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy. Why were people shooting all the Kennedys? Had the country gone mad?" - Lorna Luft

"I have always liked the Kennedys as politicians. They had such great hair." - Pamela Anderson

"We took care of Kennedy" - Sam Giancana

"I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"But to hear Kennedy when he was grandstanding in front of the McClellan Committee you might have thought I was making as much out of the pension fund as the Kennedys made out of selling whiskey." - Jimmy Hoffa

"The Kennedys are our royals." - Rob Lowe

"Kennedy didn't beat Nixon. Satire beat Nixon." - Chris Rock

"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"I enjoyed working with Ted Kennedy." - Sam Brownback

"My recurring nightmare is that someday I will be faced with a panel: Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson all of whom will be telling me everything I got wrong about them. I know that Johnson's out there saying, 'Why is it that what you wrote about the Kennedys is twice as long as the book you wrote about me?" - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"My recurring nightmare is that someday I will be faced with a panel: Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson all of whom will be telling me everything I got wrong about them. I know that Johnson's out there saying, 'Why is it that what you wrote about the Kennedys is twice as long as the book you wrote about me?'" - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"President Kennedy is very democratic and very penetrating." - Marilyn Monroe

"What TV was to John Kennedy, Facebook is to Obama." - Daniel Lyons

"I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." - Paul Getty

"["John F. Kennedy" movie] was just really clever storytelling." - Rob Lowe

"Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat." - Konrad Adenauer

"My first presidential primary vote was for Bobby Kennedy." - Bob Gunton

"I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." - J Paul Getty

"I'm trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination." - Vincent Bugliosi

"Finally Irish were accepted into society and became part of the political system, and there were Kennedys, and so on. But the same is true about other waves of immigrants, like the Jews in the 1950s." - Noam Chomsky

"I want to drink a cup of tea to all those Kennedys who went and all those Kennedys who stayed." - John F Kennedy

"The difference between Carter and [Ted] Kennedy: Carter has this vague religion which he believes in strongly, while Kennedy has this strong religion which he believes in vaguely." - Eugene Mccarthy

"But they were as different as fire and ice. Robert Kennedy thought Eugene McCarthy was pompous, petty, and venal. McCarthy thought Kennedy was a spoiled, unintelligent demagogue." - Jack Newfield

"Declassified papers report that John Kennedy was taking eight different medications a day. He was so wasted, his Secret Service code name was Ted Kennedy." - Craig Kilborn

"But they were as different as fire and ice. [Robert] Kennedy thought [Eugene] McCarthy was pompous, petty, and venal. McCarthy thought Kennedy was a spoiled, unintelligent demagogue." - Jack Newfield

"Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers." - David Kay

"Kennedy had been assassinated a month or so before. So we walked to the grave of John Kennedy and ended our walking symbolically at the Arlington National Cemetery." - Satish Kumar

"President Kennedy knew every agent by name. President Johnson knew many of us, but not as many as President Kennedy, probably." - Clint Hill

"Every year since 1990, the Gallup poll has asked Americans to assess all the presidents since John F. Kennedy. And every year, Kennedy comes out on top." - Robert Dallek

"Bobby Kennedy is so concerned with poverty because he didn't have any as a kid." - Ronald Reagan

"If someone had asked, "How does this compare to kissing Kennedy?" I would have answered, "Who?" - Tammara Webber

"I don't want a headline saying 'Kennedy suggests this or implies that." - Charles Kennedy

"Joe Kennedy is one of the biggest crooks who ever lived." - Sam Giancana

"Splatter the brain matter of my enemies, with the same bullet trajectory that murdered John Kennedy" - Canibus

"The key to success? Work hard, stay focused and marry a Kennedy." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House" - Irwin Shaw

"Why is the Rockefeller Commission so Single-Minded About a Lone Assassin in the Kennedy Case?," - Cyril Wecht

"Kennedy after all has lots of glamour - Gregory Peck with an atom bomb in his holster." - William F Buckley Jr

"Dallas is where Kennedy was shot, and that's where I was put in jail." - Eartha Kitt

"JFK [John F. Kennedy] was young, glamorous, Camelot, funny, engaging. Congress loved him." - Rush Limbaugh

"We had a picture of the pope and President [J.F.] Kennedy on top of the television." - Mike Pence

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt and J.F Kennedy were Presidents in very different times." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California." - Hillary Clinton

"We'll drive off the side of that bridge when we come to it, Senator Kennedy." - Ann Coulter

"I would like to see 'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole adapted." - Tamara Feldman

"It is important to know who killed Jack Kennedy and why." - Jim Garrison

"President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever coming up with fascinating bits of information." - Pierre Salinger

"There have not been children of comparable youth in the White House since the Kennedy era." - Pierre Salinger

"Jack Kennedy was one year older than I was, and we attended the same neighborhood school." - Mike Wallace

"I took Bobby Kennedy through the delta and he cried like a baby." - Charles Evers

"I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John Kennedy. I believe that." - Jesse Ventura

"When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education." - Buzz Aldrin

"In the case of Marilyn and John Kennedy, I think they did affect change." - Sally Kirkland

"I guess my claim to fame is I've now gaveled Ted Kennedy to order twice." - Amy Klobuchar

"We wanted to be certain they didn't have a bigger deficit, and Kennedy agreed with me." - Wilbur Mills

"I always admired Jackie Kennedy for her dignity, integrity and grace." - Julianne Phillips

"I could be like Joe Kennedy and say, 'My kids are going to run for president!'" - John Catsimatidis

"This is more dangerous than double dating with Danny Bonaduce on the Kennedy compound." - Paul Heyman

"I guess the worst snow was the Kennedy inauguration in 1960. Heavy snow." - Bob Schieffer

"President Kennedy was the greatest man I ever met, and the best friend I ever had." - David Powers

"The pilot came back and said he had just heard that Kennedy was shot." - George Smathers

"Kennedy was a lot of fun, always. He had something going on. But not Nixon." - George Smathers

"Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House." - Irwin Shaw

"Teddy Kennedy rose to become a liberal lion by collaborating with Republicans." - Juan Williams

"Eisenhower was quite supportive of Kennedy and Johnson in terms of foreign policy." - Robert Dallek

"I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it." - John F Kennedy

"I know Dr. Kennedy and I know Coral Ridge Ministries. I have no connection." - Roy Moore

"Music is more difficult - try naming a political band. The Dead Kennedys. The Dead Kennedys are political, but they are more funny than they are political." - Thom Yorke

"Bobby Kennedy and Nelson Rockefeller are having a row, ostensibly over the plight of New York's mentally retarded, a loose definition of which would include everyone in New York who voted for Bobby Kennedy or Nelson Rockefeller." - William F Buckley Jr

"In the end, Ted Kennedy was a politician, plain and simple. Yet he embodied how politics and public service can be successfully intertwined. You cant be a good public servant without being a good politician. Kennedy was both." - Chuck Todd

"I think of the Kennedy family and I think of their faith... Along came John F. Kennedy and a part of his legacy is that... he didn't just break the Catholic barrier, he crushed it." - Doug Wead

"Sen. Edward Kennedy knows very directly. Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior to the war that my view was that the best evidence that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction." - David Kay

"The John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics was originally intended to bring scholars and politicians into closer contact, on the assumption that other office-holders can use academics as profitably as Kennedy did during his political career." - Donald E Graham

"When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy." - James Ellroy

"We don't really know who killed Martin Luther King. We don't really know who killed Bobby Kennedy. We don't really know who killed John Kennedy. We don't really know who killed Tupac Shakur." - Cynthia Mckinney

"The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists." - Ben Bradlee

"When I was in Congress, I worked with Joe Kennedy to rename the Justice Department for Bobby, and when I retired, Teddy Kennedy sent me this Roy Lichtenstein print of his brother, inscribed: 'Bobby would have been proud of you.'" - Joe Scarborough

"I covered Kennedy when she was three years old and the darling daughter of President Kennedy who doted on her and whose mother did everything to protect her from the prying press." - Helen Thomas

"Some Kennedy aides have always insisted that Johnson misread J.F.K.'s plans for Vietnam. They say that Kennedy had begun to rethink the U.S. presence in Indochina and was reluctant to increase it." - Robert Dallek

"In the end, Ted Kennedy was a politician, plain and simple. Yet he embodied how politics and public service can be successfully intertwined. You can't be a good public servant without being a good politician. Kennedy was both." - Chuck Todd

"When Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 as her father's rightful heir, she laid upon him the mantle of Camelot and the enduring mystique of John F. Kennedy, who, according to polls, continues to be America's most beloved president." - Kitty Kelley

"They can kill the Kennedys. Why can't they make a cup of coffee that tastes good?" - John Swartzwelder

"There is no evidence to support the belief that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ever questioned Americas power. He questioned only the President's John F. Kennedys readiness to use it. Elie Abel, The Missile Crisis (1966) Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton

"I was listening to music to kind of pump myself up and get psyched up, like I was listening to Iron Maiden and Misfits and Dead Kennedys, and it was like my '80s Massachusetts parking-lot heavy metal and Guns N' Roses." - Eli Roth

"The Kennedys have always represented a certain royal quality, Camelot, and they represent a great deal of integrity and strength and perseverance; faith in the future of America and where we could go. What a tragedy it was that the carpet was pulled out from under our feet." - Christian Slater

"Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys." - Jello Biafra

"I understand Jacqueline Kennedy has redone the White House in eighteenth-century style. Why, then, I'd fit in perfectly." - Barry Goldwater

"Gary Hart is going to be all over the political spectrum fuzzing it up just like Jack Kennedy." - Robert Novak

"The election of John F Kennedy will lead to the death of a free church and a free state." - W. A. Criswell

"While the question of who killed President Kennedy is important, the question 'what killed him' is more important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"People always ask me, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" Well, I don't have an alibi." - Emo Philips

"You know, at parties, people always ask, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" Well, I don't have an alibi!" - Emo Philips

"In the [John F.] Kennedy case, I believe the absence of a conspiracy can be proved to a virtual certainty." - Vincent Bugliosi

"Jackie [Kennedy] wore one of my dresses - it was made from kitchen curtain material - and people went crazy." - Lilly Pulitzer

"Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants." - Fidel Castro

"That's right, you and God versus me, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, and the product of my semen, my son Shane!" - Vince Mcmahon

"...one is reminded that [John Kerry, D-MA] really just a better-looking Ted Kennedy, a richer Michael Dukakis." - Laura Ingraham

"I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency." - Dan Quayle

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy," - Joe Biden

"Ladies & Gentelman, the man who tought William Kennedy Smith everything he knows about dating, Sweet Stan Lane!" - Jim Cornette

"[On John F. Kennedy:] ... now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man." - Jackie Kennedy

"I love talking about Kennedy assassination...a great archetypal example of how totalitarian government...sorry, wrong meeting." - Bill Hicks

"You might be a redneck if your Momma would rather go the racetrack than the Kennedy Center." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Kennedy saw the insurgency as a anti-colonial, essentially nationalist movement, feeding on social discontent. So you don't shoot people." - Roger Hilsman

"... If Mr. Kennedy does not like Socialism, we do not like imperialism. We do not like Capitalism." - Fidel Castro

"I certainly think Obama is the most hopeful president I've seen in the country since John Kennedy." - John Irving

"I'm gonna say that I have followed every presidential campaign since the campaign of President [John F.] Kennedy in 1960." - John Lewis

"I think I'm the only president other than John Kennedy who had both parents alive during the presidency." - George W Bush

"[JF] Kennedy was a deceitful man. He was a cold-blooded politician whose purpose was to get elected." - Malcolm X

"Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts has got to have Ted Kennedy rolling over in his grave, spilling his drink." - Ann Coulter

"People always ask me, Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Well, I don't have an alibi." - E W Howe

"I'm sure Obama is an atheist, I'm sure Kennedy was an atheist, but I doubt if Pope Frank is." - Richard Dawkins

"Kennedy is remembered as a success mainly because of what came after: Johnson and Vietnam. Nixon and Watergate." - Robert Dallek

"I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy." - Harold Macmillan

"It has been said that each generation must win its own struggle to be free. -Robert F. Kennedy" - Naomi Wolf

"As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie." - Pierre Salinger

"Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me." - Pierre Salinger

"On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself." - Pierre Salinger

"Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration." - Birch Bayh

"Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know more than we do about Chappaquiddick, and he may not." - Adam Clymer

"I'm sure Obama is an atheist; I'm sure Kennedy was an atheist, but I doubt if Pope Frank is." - Richard Dawkins

"I ran for Congress in 1996 to help Ted Kennedy pass a comprehensive health insurance reform bill." - Jim Mcgovern

"I had the fixation that comes with being a Kennedy to be a great man on the big stage." - Mark Shriver

"People always ask me, 'Where were you when Kennedy was shot?' Well, I don't have an alibi." - Emo Philips

"You know, at parties, people always ask, 'Where were you when Kennedy was shot?' Well, I don't have an alibi!" - Emo Philips

"Jackie Kennedy was the most appropriately dressed first lady we've ever had. You can see how lasting Jackie's style is." - Lynda Resnick

"There's no question that Kennedy was an utter failure as a passer of laws during his proverbial thousand days." - Rick Perlstein

"I have worked in every - every Democratic administration since the Kennedy administration, and I know dysfunctionality when I see it." - Richard Holbrooke

"Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody." - Hedy Lamarr

"Public image is extremely important in American society and I observed personally that the Presidency of John F. Kennedy did much in the public mind for Harvard. Harvard was an excellent school before Kennedy, but Kennedy embodied a new vision for the United States: a leader who caught the world's imagination and that reflected on his alma mater, Harvard." - Henry Rosovsky

"The first real thing was Divine as Jackie Kennedy [in Eat Your Makeup]. His mother found the bloody Jackie Kennedy outfit in the boot of his car and said, 'What is this?" and Divine said, "I am Jackie Kennedy!" His mother just changed the subject; she didn't know what to say." - John Waters

"To this day, we get letters at Alternative Tentacles from young teenagers who hide their Dead Kennedys albums behind their mirror or in the mattress of their bed. Wouldn't it be better if the parents just discussed this with the kids instead of creating this culture of sneaking and dishonesty within the family? The moral of the story being, you don't hide reality from your kids because then they grow up to be smarter, more aware adults." - Jello Biafra

"What they're not doing is marketing the Dead Kennedys in the spirit of what the band stood for." - Jello Biafra

"You know, I am not a particular Kennedy apologist or an awed fan - I was 12 when he was murdered - but I have discussed Kennedy with historians. For his incredibly short tenure, he was a very important president. Many put him in the second tier, below the big three and surrounded by Truman and Eisenhower. Kennedy moved our soul. Changed our thinking about service and governance. And won big in the greatest nuclear crisis of the Cold War." - Gene Weingarten

"I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Jesse Helms wants me to move to the right, Lowell Weiker wants me to move to the left, and Teddy Kennedy wants me to move back to California." - Ronald Reagan

"Ted Kennedy is endorsing John Kerry and I'm wondering, do you really want the endorsement of a guy with a Bloody Mary mustache?" - David Letterman

"President Kennedy didn't negotiate out of the Cuban missile crisis simply because he and Khrushchev got along well. Khrushchev didn't have the cards." - Colin Powell

"One of the many dreadful aspects of the Kennedy 'legacy' is the now-unbreakable grip of celebrity politics, image-doctoring, stage management, and "torch-passing" rhetoric in general." - Christopher Hitchens

"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"It is very difficult for [people] to accept the idea that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could have killed someone as consequential as Kennedy." - Robert Dallek

"Within twenty years, he was the world's biggest movie star, the husband of Maria Shriver, and an emerging Republican leader who was part of the Kennedy family." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"It's impossible to write about the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath without taking note of twenty-five years of paranoia which has collected around that event." - Don Delillo

"When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy" - Jack Ruby

"I remember the day when they sold Brian Deane and Jan Aage Fjortoft. It was like when President Kennedy got shot." - Neil Warnock

"Ted Kennedy says that our policy in Iraq is adrift. Hmmm. Maybe like a car adrift in the water after its has gone over a bridge?" - Ann Coulter

"The thing that makes [Bob] Kennedy so good is that he doesn't have a fear of losing. He was willing to go to Europe and get hammered." - Frank Shorter



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