"President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy held a dinner for recipients of the Nobel
Prize. On the day before, and in fact on the day of the dinner, my wife and I had
demonstrated outside the White House against the bomb tests. When we came through the
reception line, Mrs. Kennedy said, "Do you think it is right, Dr. Pauling, to march
back and forth with your sign outside the White House so that Caroline says to me, 'Mummy,
what has Daddy done wrong now?'" And then she introduced me to President Kennedy who
said, "Dr. Pauling, I hope that you will continue to express your opinions."