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"I'm trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination." - Vincent Bugliosi

"Assassination on the scaffold is the worst form of assassination." - George Bernard Shaw

"I love talking about Kennedy assassination...a great archetypal example of how totalitarian government...sorry, wrong meeting." - Bill Hicks

"Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me." - Pierre Salinger

"Assassination makes only martyrs, not converts." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship." - George Bernard Shaw

"We took care of Kennedy" - Sam Giancana

"I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"It's impossible to write about the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath without taking note of twenty-five years of paranoia which has collected around that event." - Don Delillo

"When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy" - Jack Ruby

"[After the assassination of John F. Kennedy:] All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today." - Lyndon B Johnson

"I've been forced to deal with my character assassination." - Sean Young

"An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination." - Voltaire

"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"Kennedy didn't beat Nixon. Satire beat Nixon." - Chris Rock

"The Kennedys formed a Kennedy party." - Chris Matthews

"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"I enjoyed working with Ted Kennedy." - Sam Brownback

"President John F. Kennedy died at approximately 1:00 CST today, here in Dallas. He died of a gunshot wound to the brain. I have no other details regarding the assassination of the president." - Malcolm Kilduff

"It [his brothers assassination] made Robert Kennedy, a man unprepared for introspection, think for the first time in his life, what he wanted to do, and what he stood for." - Jack Newfield

"I love talking about the Kennedy assassination. The reason I do is because I'm fascinated by it. I'm fascinated that our government could lie to us so blatantly, so obviously for so long, and we do absolutely nothing about it." - Bill Hicks

"It [his brother's assassination] made Robert Kennedy, a man unprepared for introspection, think for the first time in his life, what he wanted to do, and what he stood for." - Jack Newfield

"A deep, black grief gripped Robert Kennedy in the months following his brother's assassination. He lost weight, fell into melancholy silences, wore his brother's clothes, smoked the cigars his brother had liked, and imitated his mannerisms." - Thurston Clarke

"You're not a baby boomer if you don't have a visceral recollection of a Kennedy and a King assassination, a Beatles breakup, a U.S. defeat in Vietnam, and a Watergate." - P J Orourke

"People tell me, 'Bill, let it go. The Kennedy assassination was years ago. It was just the assassination of a President and the hijacking of our government by a totalitarian regime - who cares? Just let it go.' I say, 'All right then. That whole Jesus thing? Let it go! It was 2,000 years ago! Who cares?'" - Bill Hicks

"I'd never been interested in the Kennedy assassination until '88, when I read Libra. And from that point, I went out and bought the existing Kennedy theory books, most of which are outlandish. But what DeLillo posits - some rogue CIA guys - is the most dramatically sound, plausible explanation for it." - James Ellroy

"Well that's too bad, because this is an assassination." "No, this is an execution." "The difference would be...?" "Assassination is murder. Execution is justice." - Rachel Vincent

"The important thing to know about an assassination or an attempted assassination is not who fired the shot, but who paid for the bullet." - Eric Ambler

"I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson, robbery, or assassination." - Eugene V Debs

"Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city's most accomplished artist." - Brent Weeks

"In Pierre Trudeau, Canada has finally produced a Prime Minister worthy of assassination." - John Diefenbaker

"It was around 1985 before I heard the news of President Kennedy's assassination." - Peter O'Toole

"Vote!' George rolled his eyes. 'This is an assassination, not a debating society.' - c. 7" - Tom Holt

"I do not regard killing or assassination or terrorism as good in any circumstances whatsoever." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination." - Voltaire

"In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination." - Irving Layton

"President Kennedy is very democratic and very penetrating." - Marilyn Monroe

"What TV was to John Kennedy, Facebook is to Obama." - Daniel Lyons

"I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." - Paul Getty

"Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat." - Konrad Adenauer

"My first presidential primary vote was for Bobby Kennedy." - Bob Gunton

"I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." - J Paul Getty

"Dogs would make totally incompetent criminals. If you could somehow get a group of dogs to understand the concept of the Kennedy assassination, they would all immediately confess to it. Whereas you'll never see a cat display any kind of guilty behavior, despite the fact that several cats were seen in Dallas on the grassy knoll area, not that I wish to start rumors." - Dave Barry

"I was driving home the other night, listening to the radio, and the guy filling in for Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM was talking to some other guy about Nazis, UFOs, the Kennedy Assassination, time travel, and George Bush, and how it all relates to OneWorldGovernment. This, of course, made me think about barbell training." - Mark Rippetoe

"It [the assassination of John F. Kennedy] was, as I saw it, a case of 'the chickens coming home to roost.' I said that the hate in white men had not stopped with the killing of defenseless black people, but that hate, allowed to spread unchecked, had finally struck down this nation's Chief Magistrate." - Malcolm X

"The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam." - J G Ballard

"And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so." - Lindy Boggs

"There was a man who was an associate of jimmy Hoffa, who testified against Hoffa in his trial down in Tennessee. We had information from him that he and Hoffa did, in fact, discuss the planning of an assassination conspiracy against Bobby Kennedy." - Louis Stokes

"[On President Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22, 1963:] Something dreadful is going to happen to the president today." - Jeane Dixon

"Some tried to kill him; there were assassination attempts. Some hated him ... this is par for the course." - Frederick Lenz

"The student of Liberty must constantly endeavor to disassociate his imagination from sanguinary dramas of assassination and revolt." - Benjamin Tucker

"Assassination is almost always unthinkable to moral, thinking men until after a holocaust has come and gone." - Caitlin R. Kiernan

"I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm." - Louis Farrakhan

"The difference between Carter and [Ted] Kennedy: Carter has this vague religion which he believes in strongly, while Kennedy has this strong religion which he believes in vaguely." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Eunice Kennedy Shriver, President Kennedy's sister, endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger, said he's not a womanizer. Of course by Kennedy standards that means he never drove one off a bridge." - Bill Maher

"Declassified papers report that John Kennedy was taking eight different medications a day. He was so wasted, his Secret Service code name was Ted Kennedy." - Craig Kilborn

"Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers." - David Kay

"President Kennedy knew every agent by name. President Johnson knew many of us, but not as many as President Kennedy, probably." - Clint Hill

"Bobby Kennedy is so concerned with poverty because he didn't have any as a kid." - Ronald Reagan

"If someone had asked, "How does this compare to kissing Kennedy?" I would have answered, "Who?" - Tammara Webber

"I don't want a headline saying 'Kennedy suggests this or implies that." - Charles Kennedy

"Joe Kennedy is one of the biggest crooks who ever lived." - Sam Giancana

"Splatter the brain matter of my enemies, with the same bullet trajectory that murdered John Kennedy" - Canibus

"The key to success? Work hard, stay focused and marry a Kennedy." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House" - Irwin Shaw

"Why is the Rockefeller Commission so Single-Minded About a Lone Assassin in the Kennedy Case?," - Cyril Wecht

"Kennedy after all has lots of glamour - Gregory Peck with an atom bomb in his holster." - William F Buckley Jr

"Dallas is where Kennedy was shot, and that's where I was put in jail." - Eartha Kitt

"JFK [John F. Kennedy] was young, glamorous, Camelot, funny, engaging. Congress loved him." - Rush Limbaugh

"I read every biography [of Jackie Kennedy] I could get my hands on." - Natalie Portman

"We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California." - Hillary Clinton

"NAURO NATIVE KNOWS POSIT; HE CAN PILOT; 11 ALIVE; NEED SMALL BOAT; KENNEDY" - John F Kennedy

"I would like to see 'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole adapted." - Tamara Feldman

"Jack Kennedy was one year older than I was, and we attended the same neighborhood school." - Mike Wallace

"I took Bobby Kennedy through the delta and he cried like a baby." - Charles Evers

"I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John Kennedy. I believe that." - Jesse Ventura

"When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education." - Buzz Aldrin

"I don't want a headline saying 'Kennedy suggests this or implies that.'" - Charles Kennedy

"Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy." - Jackie Kennedy

"I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college." - Mark Kennedy

"In the case of Marilyn and John Kennedy, I think they did affect change." - Sally Kirkland

"I guess my claim to fame is I've now gaveled Ted Kennedy to order twice." - Amy Klobuchar

"I always admired Jackie Kennedy for her dignity, integrity and grace." - Julianne Phillips

"I could be like Joe Kennedy and say, 'My kids are going to run for president!'" - John Catsimatidis

"I guess the worst snow was the Kennedy inauguration in 1960. Heavy snow." - Bob Schieffer

"President Kennedy was the greatest man I ever met, and the best friend I ever had." - David Powers

"The pilot came back and said he had just heard that Kennedy was shot." - George Smathers

"Kennedy was a lot of fun, always. He had something going on. But not Nixon." - George Smathers

"Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House." - Irwin Shaw

"Teddy Kennedy rose to become a liberal lion by collaborating with Republicans." - Juan Williams

"I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it." - John F Kennedy

"I know Dr. Kennedy and I know Coral Ridge Ministries. I have no connection." - Roy Moore

"If Lee Harvey Oswald had nothing to do with President Kennedy's assassination and was framed....this otherwise independent and defiant would-be revolutionary, who disliked taking orders from anyone, turned out to be the most willing and cooperative frame-ee in the history of mankind!! Because the evidence of his guilt is so monumental, that he could have just as well gone around with a large sign on his back declaring in bold letters 'I Just Murdered President John F. Kennedy'!!!" - Vincent Bugliosi

"The Kennedy assassination has demonstrated that most of the major events of world significance are masterfully planned and orchestrated by an elite coterie of enormously powerful people who are not of one nation, one ethnic grouping, or one over-ridingly important business group. They are a power unto themselves for whom those others work. Neither is this power elite of recent origin. Its roots go deep into the past." - L. Fletcher Prouty

"['John F. Kennedy] movie is based on a massive best-selling book, which is always helpful. And then the script was amazing and answered my question, "Why this? Why now?" And the "why now" is that it's 50 years since the assassination, and the country needs to have and will have a conversation about that. And the "why this" is the construct, which I think is sort of ingenious." - Rob Lowe

"Any assassination is an assassination. It's cold, it's terrible. I'm against any capital punishment. Only the Lord has the right to take away life because he's the giver of life. And assassination stands against democracy, against civilization, against a civilized life of people. Alas, the situation in Lebanon is very chaotic and many innocent people lost their lives because they have a state within a state, an army within an army and the respect for life is not high enough." - Shimon Peres

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." - David Ben-Gurion

"jokes are ideally pleasurable. They are an act of assassination without a corpse, a moment of total annihilation that paradoxically makes anything possible." - Penelope Gilliatt

"Is there a crime Beneath the roof of heaven, that stains the soul Of man, with more infernal hue, than damn'd Assassination?" - Colley Cibber

"Duelling, though barbarous in civilized, is a highly civilized institution among barbarous people, and when compared to assassination, is a prodigious victory gained over human passions." - Sydney Smith

"Tyranny is usually tempered with assassination, and Democracy must be tempered with culture. In the absence of this, it turns into a representation of collective folly." - John Stuart Mackenzie

"There is not a single celebrated Southern name in any of the departments of human industry except those of war, assassination, lynching, murder, the duel, repudiation, & massacre." - Mark Twain

"Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone's reputation, and you don't have to talk about what he stands for." - Ronald Reagan

"I wish to note that the level of discourse in Nigeria is abysmally low, and, usually, garnished with character assassination. We allow our personal frustrations to becloud reason" - Dele Momodu

"April frowned, irritation evident. "I did not consent to your presence," she said peevishly. "Please depart, and attempt your political assassination on someone else's property." - Mira Grant

"A political leader worthy of assassination" - Irving Layton

"I was the only SS leader in Russia who was not assassinated or upon whom an assassination was never attempted. I could walk anywhere without a bodyguard." - Erich von dem Bach

"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship; and it seems hard to justify an incitement to it on anti-censorial principles." - George Bernard Shaw

"How damaging is a habit that permits faultfinding, character assassination, and the sharing of malicious rumors! Gossip and caustic comments often create chains of contention." - Marvin J Ashton

"I was on HPD-Heathcliff Protection Duty-in Wuthering Heights for two years, and believe me, the ProCaths tried everything. I personally saved him from assassination eight times." - Jasper Fforde

"The first thing that I really understood politically and was old enough to get was the failed assassination attempt on Reagan." - Ben Affleck

"So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been." - Marian Wright Edelman

"Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities." - Pope Francis

"Consider well this fact: As long as the German people does not arise and use force directed by its own will, the assassination of the people will continue." - Karl Liebknecht

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." - Robert M Hutchins

"Lincoln, answering friends who advised him to seek protection against assassination: "If they kill me the next man will be just as bad for them. In a country like this, where our habits are simple, and must be, assassination is always possible, and will come if they are determined upon it." - William Herndon

"Bobby Kennedy and Nelson Rockefeller are having a row, ostensibly over the plight of New York's mentally retarded, a loose definition of which would include everyone in New York who voted for Bobby Kennedy or Nelson Rockefeller." - William F Buckley Jr

"In the end, Ted Kennedy was a politician, plain and simple. Yet he embodied how politics and public service can be successfully intertwined. You cant be a good public servant without being a good politician. Kennedy was both." - Chuck Todd

"I think of the Kennedy family and I think of their faith... Along came John F. Kennedy and a part of his legacy is that... he didn't just break the Catholic barrier, he crushed it." - Doug Wead

"Sen. Edward Kennedy knows very directly. Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior to the war that my view was that the best evidence that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction." - David Kay

"The John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics was originally intended to bring scholars and politicians into closer contact, on the assumption that other office-holders can use academics as profitably as Kennedy did during his political career." - Donald E Graham

"When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy." - James Ellroy

"We don't really know who killed Martin Luther King. We don't really know who killed Bobby Kennedy. We don't really know who killed John Kennedy. We don't really know who killed Tupac Shakur." - Cynthia Mckinney

"The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists." - Ben Bradlee

"When I was in Congress, I worked with Joe Kennedy to rename the Justice Department for Bobby, and when I retired, Teddy Kennedy sent me this Roy Lichtenstein print of his brother, inscribed: 'Bobby would have been proud of you.'" - Joe Scarborough

"I covered Kennedy when she was three years old and the darling daughter of President Kennedy who doted on her and whose mother did everything to protect her from the prying press." - Helen Thomas

"In the end, Ted Kennedy was a politician, plain and simple. Yet he embodied how politics and public service can be successfully intertwined. You can't be a good public servant without being a good politician. Kennedy was both." - Chuck Todd

"When Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 as her father's rightful heir, she laid upon him the mantle of Camelot and the enduring mystique of John F. Kennedy, who, according to polls, continues to be America's most beloved president." - Kitty Kelley

"I understand Jacqueline Kennedy has redone the White House in eighteenth-century style. Why, then, I'd fit in perfectly." - Barry Goldwater

"Gary Hart is going to be all over the political spectrum fuzzing it up just like Jack Kennedy." - Robert Novak

"The election of John F Kennedy will lead to the death of a free church and a free state." - W. A. Criswell

"While the question of who killed President Kennedy is important, the question 'what killed him' is more important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"People always ask me, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" Well, I don't have an alibi." - Emo Philips

"You know, at parties, people always ask, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" Well, I don't have an alibi!" - Emo Philips

"That's right, you and God versus me, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, and the product of my semen, my son Shane!" - Vince Mcmahon

"...one is reminded that [John Kerry, D-MA] really just a better-looking Ted Kennedy, a richer Michael Dukakis." - Laura Ingraham

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy," - Joe Biden

"Ladies & Gentelman, the man who tought William Kennedy Smith everything he knows about dating, Sweet Stan Lane!" - Jim Cornette

"[On John F. Kennedy:] ... now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man." - Jackie Kennedy

"You might be a redneck if your Momma would rather go the racetrack than the Kennedy Center." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Kennedy saw the insurgency as a anti-colonial, essentially nationalist movement, feeding on social discontent. So you don't shoot people." - Roger Hilsman

"I certainly think Obama is the most hopeful president I've seen in the country since John Kennedy." - John Irving

"Elizabeth Kennedy is so chic. Her gowns have such structure, I feel like a work of art." - Mindy Kaling

"[JF] Kennedy was a deceitful man. He was a cold-blooded politician whose purpose was to get elected." - Malcolm X

"People always ask me, Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Well, I don't have an alibi." - E W Howe

"I'm sure Obama is an atheist, I'm sure Kennedy was an atheist, but I doubt if Pope Frank is." - Richard Dawkins

"Kennedy is remembered as a success mainly because of what came after: Johnson and Vietnam. Nixon and Watergate." - Robert Dallek

"I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy." - Harold Macmillan

"It has been said that each generation must win its own struggle to be free. -Robert F. Kennedy" - Naomi Wolf

"I ran for Congress in 1996 to help Ted Kennedy pass a comprehensive health insurance reform bill." - Jim Mcgovern



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