Rachel Jackson quotes talk about the youth and about doing God’s bidding. Her quotes are very few, but enough to paint a reasonable picture of what she thought and desired in life. Unlike other First Ladies like Martha Washington and Dolly Madison she never had the opportunity to become First Lady.
Rachel Jackson was the wife of Andrew Jackson who was the 7th President of the United States of America. After her death in 1829, her niece Emily Donelson served as First Lady. She died before Jackson could enter the White House in Washington D.C. Below are a number of her quotes.
“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss... That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all."
“I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right."
“Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed."
“I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It's the truth.”
“I know when I go outside, there'll be a van or two and they'll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I'm just going across town and I know they're just wasting their day, so it doesn't bother me anymore.”
"By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense."
“You must lose everything in order to gain anything."
“Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within."
“Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen."
“I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony."
“I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.' 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?"
“When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It's just a first impression. Then there's someone who doesn't catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren't what you would call beautiful sex symbols."
“I would say that the directors that I've liked the most are all curious in nature - curious thinkers. They're all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost."
“That's the most important thing to me - that if I'm gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it's very important for me to know that I'm working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we're going for something together."
“It's hard to be surprised by a film. It's hard to be surprised by another actor or by a director when you've seen enough and been around. So when I am, or when I forget that I'm watching someone's movie, or when I don't know how someone made a certain turn that I didn't expect . . . You know, I'm in."
“I'm most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It's easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we've got Irish heritage where I come from."
“I've always been at war with myself, for right or wrong."
“I look and there's our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they're brothers and sisters, man. They're brothers and sisters and it's a sight for elation."
“I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don't discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that's very telling."
"I'm much more experienced now, so I can find films that are interesting quicker and cut out the films that don't really matter. It means more to me now because my kids are going to see them, and I want them to be proud."
“My life has been about big changes."
"I don't think I was all that late in becoming a father."
“I don't feel restless, I just like to travel.
"In Missouri, where I come from, we don't talk about what we do - we just do it. If we talk about it, it's seen as bragging."
“I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale."
“When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo."
“You hear stories of intense actors who can't shed their character and who don't know who they are for a week or two after. I'm not that guy, man."
"My happiest moment is the day they call wrap and I'm free. I'm not looking back."
"I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma."
“When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up."
“My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn't want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life."
“I'm 48 now and whatever I get music-wise, I get from my kids and that's it. I don't think I'll ever be hip again!"
“America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA. It's very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong."
“Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with."
“The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it's not equal. We may have been created equal, but we're not born equal. It's a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on."
“I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and colour in the films there."
“Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she's a versatile actor."
“I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier."
“Man, when I'm riding with the helmet on, I'm invisible. And people just deal with me as the guy on the bike... it gives you a chance to read 'em."
“It's a lovely experience walking around a museum by yourself."
“When I first got out to Hollywood, they were pushing me for sitcoms, and I didn't really have an interest in them. I wanted to do films and slowly worked that way. And then it became, I guess, this curse of the leading man."
“I think L.A. is impossible. There's just too much media focus. You can't live a normal life."
“'The Assassination of Jesse James' remains one of my favorite films that I've done. You know, it's still labeled a loser."
Rachel Jackson quotes are very few but still deserves their place in memory of her tragic death at a time when she looked forward to being a First Lady. I hope her quotes can offer some motivation, little as it may be.