Kitty Kelley Quotes

Kitty Kelley Quotes.

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
Kitty Kelley
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as ‘an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.’
Kitty Kelley
There’s still time for redemption if I live long enough, don’t you think?
Kitty Kelley
People forget that unauthorized does not mean untrue and authorized does not mean authentic.
Kitty Kelley
I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Alarms started clanging the day I signed to write ‘His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra’ (Bantam Books, 1986).
Kitty Kelley
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
I’m not surprised, but I am disappointed that Katharine Carr Esters claims that she was ‘tricked’ into divulging her true feelings about Oprah and that she now denies that she revealed to me the identity of Oprah’s biological father.
Kitty Kelley
While many applauded Oprah for opening her heart to young girls in South Africa, some criticized her for not investing in the youth of America.
Kitty Kelley
He ordered killings as easily as he ordered linguine.
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I would love to do an unauthorized biography about Congress. It’s like a secret society up there.
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Once I decide to do something, I can’t have people telling me I can’t. If there’s a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.
Kitty Kelley
Kennedy was haunted by the Bay of Pigs invasion but carried the country through the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later increased the number of U.S. military advisers to South Vietnam to more than 16,000.
Kitty Kelley
I don’t give you editorial control. I want to meet you. I want to interview everybody who’s ever known you. I want to see your correspondence. I want to see your bank statements. But you will have no control over what I write. That’s why I really believe in the unauthorized biography.
Kitty Kelley
I was raised Irish Catholic and went to Holy Names Academy, an all-girl’s private Catholic school. I loved the nuns there and I love them to this day.
Kitty Kelley
Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure fair pay for women in the workplace. In addition, he succeeded in getting a measure passed to end discrimination against gays in the military.
Kitty Kelley
The rumors of Frank Sinatras violence and his ties to organized crime were such that journalists joked in print about me ending up in concrete boots and sleeping with the fishes if I proceeded to write his biography.
Kitty Kelley
JFK used to say the bishops and the cardinals were all Republicans, but the nuns were Democrats! I sort of believe that too.
Kitty Kelley
I would love to do an unauthorized biography about Congress… It’s like a secret society up there.
Kitty Kelley
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as ‘an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.
Kitty Kelley
The rumors of Frank Sinatra’s violence and his ties to organized crime were such that journalists joked in print about me ending up in concrete boots and sleeping with the fishes if I proceeded to write his biography.
Kitty Kelley
Presidents often disappoint, but first ladies rarely do.
Kitty Kelley
Both Kennedy and Obama exuded a dash of glamour in their roles as commander-in-chief and became the darlings of Hollywood. As president, each brought to the White House a fashionable and accomplished First Lady, two adorable young children and scene-stealing pets.
Kitty Kelley
The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage.
Kitty Kelley
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama don’t go to Georgetown… The Clintons did, indeed. And the Clintons go out and about in Washington now. They go to neighborhood restaurants.
Kitty Kelley
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama don’t go to Georgetown. The Clintons did, indeed. And the Clintons go out and about in Washington now. They go to neighborhood restaurants.
Kitty Kelley
I admired Eugene McCarthy’s courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the ‘Washington Post,’ I remained an admirer.
Kitty Kelley
Shortly after Senator Eugene J. McCarthy died in 2005 the age of 89, I became an honorary member of the committee starting a fellowship in McCarthy’s name at his alma mater, Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Kitty Kelley
Gay marriage has jumped out of the closet on to the front page. Everyone from the president of the U.S. to retired four-star general Colin Powell is embracing the issue, now supported by most Americans. Still, a few people, like former First Lady Laura Bush appear to be conflicted.
Kitty Kelley