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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!

Author: J. G. Ballard (1930)

Profession: British Author

Assassination is the perquisite of princes.

Author: European Court Cliche


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.

Author: Don Delillo (1926)

Profession: American Author

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.

Author: Guy Fawkes


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.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)

Profession: British Novelist

You never know what's hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Honey, I forgot to duck.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: 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.

Author: Alexander Smith (1830-1867)

Profession: 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.

Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 AD)

Profession: 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.

Author: Andy Warhol (1930)

Profession: American Artist, Filmmaker