I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead — the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!
Ballard, J. G.
1930 British Author
Assassination is the perquisite of princes.
Cliche, European Court
The figure of the gunman in the window was inextricable from the victim and his history. This sustained Oswald in his cell. It gave him what he needed to live. The more time he spent in a cell, the stronger he would get. Everybody knew who he was now.
1926 American Author
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
1804-1881 British Statesman Prime Minister
A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
1810-1865 British Novelist
You never know what’s hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way.
Kennedy, John F.
1917-1963 Thirty-fifth President of the USA
Honey, I forgot to duck.
1911 Fortieth President of the USA Actor
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
Shaw, George Bernard
1856-1950 Irish-born British Dramatist
If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.
1830-1867 Scottish Poet Author
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
55-117 AD Roman Historian
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there — I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
1930 American Artist Filmmaker