Quotation by Anna Quindlen

The moment when she crawled out onto the back of the open limousine in which her husband had been murdered was the first and last time the American people would see Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis crawl.... She was the last great private public figure in this country. In a time of gilt and glitz and perpetual revelation, she was perpetually associated with that thing so difficult to describe yet so simple to recognize, the apotheosis of dignity.
Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 1, p. 21 (May 21, 1994).
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