When we think back on the epitome of style icons, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy definitely comes to mind. Not only was Jackie Kennedy physically stunning, but she had a taste for fashion design that was unlike any other. Throughout her life, Kennedy worked with designers such as Halston, Givenchy, Dior and Chanel — all who created some type of memorable fashion piece for her, whether it was a little pill box hat or a cashmere cardigan or an infamous pink suit.

If there was one thing Jackie Kennedy didn’t shy away from, it was good taste. Her effortless chic and elegant style puts her at the top of the list for inspiration. That’s why, on what would have been her 85th birthday today (Monday), we’re rounding up some of our favorite quotes from the First Lady who set the bar so high in politics, motherhood and of course, couture. Scroll through our favorite Jackie Kennedy quotes and let us know how she has inspired your style.

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I want to live my life, not record it.”

“I am a woman above everything else.” 

“If you cut people off from what nourishes them spiritually, something in them dies.” 

“Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it.” 

The only routine with me is no routine at all.”

“Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.”

“I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.”

“Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye”

 Which of these Jackie Kennedy quotes is your favorite?