JFK quotes

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Dean Andrews
Jim Garrison
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Willie O'Keefe

You as crazy as your mama. Goes to show it's in the genes. Do you know what you're getting into? The government will jump all over your head and go ****-a-doodle-doo.

Just a figment of my imagination. The cat's stewing you, I told him. You got the right ta-ta, but the wrong ho-ho. Bertrand is not Shaw, scout's honor. And you can tell him I said so.

Cuban man: ****ing Kennedy is doing all kinds of deals with that bastard Khrushchev. Licking his ass. An inspired act of God should happen here and put a Texan in the White House!

Lee Bowers: At the time of the shooting there seemed to be some commotion... I just am unable to describe - a flash of light or smoke or something which caused me to feel that something out of the ordinary had occurred there on the embankment...

Bill Broussard: This is Louisiana, chief! I mean, how do you know who your daddy is? Because your mama told you so? You're way out there, boss, taking a crap in the wind, and I for one am not going along on this ride!

Guy Bannister: Who'd have ever thought that goofy Oswald kid would pull a stunt like an assassination? Goes to show you can never know about some people. Am I right, Jack? Am I right, Jack? [pause] Well, bless my soul. All these years, I thought you were on my team.
Jack Martin: Are you kidding?
Guy Bannister: I couldn't be more serious, Jack. Your little red eyes have me wondering about your loyalty. Who's been going through my files? You've been looking through my files, you little weasel!
Jack Martin: You're starting to get paranoid. Really!
Guy Bannister: You went through all my files! You're a goddamn spy!
Jack Martin: Why would I want to look through your files? I've seen enough here this summer to write a book.
Guy Bannister: I always lock my files! You're the only one here today. What do you mean, you bastard? You're going to write a book?
Jack Martin: You know what I mean. I've seen a lot of strange things here. Strange people.
[Guy pistol whips Jack]
Guy Bannister: You didn't see a goddamn thing! Not a goddamn thing!

Jim Garrison: Thank you for your time, David. I'm sorry this has to end inconveniently for you but I am going to have to detain you for further questioning by the FBI.
David Ferrie: Why, what's wrong?
Jim Garrison: David, I find your story simply not believable.
David Ferrie: Really? What part?

Senator Long: ****ing out of control. All of these hippies running around on drugs. You can't tell a boy from a girl anymore. I saw a girl the other day. Pregnant. You could see her whole belly. You know what she had painted on it? "Love Child." It's a mess down there, Jim. We've bitten off more Vietnam than we can chew. It figures with that polecat Lyndon in the White House.
Jim Garrison: I sometimes think things have gone downhill since Kennedy died.
Senator Long: Don't get me started on that. Those Warren Commission fellows were picking gnat shit out of pepper. Nobody's going to tell me that kid shot like he did from that bookstore.
Jim Garrison: But the FBI test-fired the rifle to see if it could be done.
Senator Long: Three experts and not one of them could do it. They say that Oswald got off three shots with world-class precision from a manual bolt-action rifle in less than six seconds. According to his Marine buddies, he got Maggie's drawers. That means he wasn't any good. Average man would be lucky to shoot twice. And the first would be the best. Here the third shot's perfect. And they got that bullet zigzagging all over the place hitting Kennedy and Connally seven times. One pristine bullet? That dog don't hunt.
Jim Garrison: Something's always bothered me about that from day one. Think other men were involved?
Senator Long: If I was investigating the case, I'd round up 100 of the world's best riflemen and find out which ones were in Dallas that day. You been duck hunting. Oswald's an old-fashioned decoy. What did he say? "I'm just a patsy!" Believe it.

Liz Garrison: You're the DA of New Orleans. Isn't the Kennedy assassination a bit out of your domain? All those important people studied it.
Jim Garrison: I can't believe a man as intelligent as Earl Warren read those volumes.
Liz Garrison: Maybe you're right. You got an hour to solve the case while I get the kids in bed. Then you're mine. Mr. Kennedy will have to wait until morning.

David Ferrie: Hey, Willie. I want you to meet Leon Oswald.
Willie O'Keefe: Hey, man! How you doin'?
Lee Harvey Oswald: What the ****'s he doin' here?
Willie O'Keefe: Well, **** you, mother****er!
David Ferrie: Leon's in a bad mood. Don't get excited.

David Ferrie: I will kill! In the White House! Stab him in the heart! Somebody must get rid of him!
Willie O'Keefe: You won't get that son of a bitch!
David Ferrie: It won't be long. That ****er will get what he deserves. It could be blamed on Castro, the country will want to invade Cuba. We just need to get him in the open.
Clay Shaw: Always some harebrained scheme. Let's have some more champagne, shall we?
Willie O'Keefe: What about the Secret Service? The cops?
David Ferrie: If it's planned right, no problem. They got close to De Gaulle. Eisenhower always rode in open top. We need three mechanics in three different locations. An office building, a high-powered rifle. Triangulation of crossfire, that's the key. That's the key. A diversionary shot gets the Secret Service looking one way. Boom! Get the kill shot. One man has to be sacrificed. In the commotion, the job gets done. The others leave the country.
Clay Shaw: Let's drop this subject. It's one thing to banter with these kids but this sort of thing could be so easily misunderstood.

Jim Garrison: The things you said will be attacked by many people.
Willie O'Keefe: Bring them on. Bring their college degrees in here, I got nothing to hide. No one can buy me. I don't even need this parole.
Jim Garrison: What parole?
Willie O'Keefe: You're liberal, you don't know shit 'cause you never been ****ed in the ass. This ain't about justice! No, this is about order! Who rules? Fascism is coming back.
Jim Garrison: Nobody wants to buy you. No one's promising you parole. What I need to know is why are you telling us this.
Willie O'Keefe: 'Cause that mother****er Kennedy stole that mother****ing election, that's why. Nixon was going to be a great President until Kennedy wrecked this country. ****s wanting rights! Why do you think we have all this crime. He promised those mother****ers too much! Revolution's coming, bullshit! Fascism's coming back! The day that Communist son of a bitch died was a great day! A great day for this country. I hate to think they blame it on silly, ****ing Oswald. Didn't know shit, anyway. People got to know. People got to know why he was killed. Because he was a Communist. You go ahead, put me on the stand, I'll tell the same goddamned story! Don't matter to me!

Bill Broussard: None of their testimony is gonna hold up in court, Chief. Hell all three of them have reputations as low as crocodile piss.
Jim Garrison: That bother you, Bill? I always wonder why it is in court if a woman's a prostitute she has to have bad eyesight. Find Clay Bertrand. Start by checking around the Quarter.
Bill Broussard: The six of us, with almost no budget and in secret will solve a case the Warren Commission couldn't?
Jim Garrison: I didn't pick you for your legal skills.
Bill Broussard: Thanks, boss.
Jim Garrison: You're a fighter. I like a man who's not afraid of bad odds.

Bill Broussard: I'm lost. What are we saying?
Jim Garrison: That when Oswald went to Russia, he was not a real defector. He was an intelligence agent for our government and remained one till he died.
Bill Broussard: So, because Oswald pulled the trigger the intelligence community murdered the President?
Jim Garrison: I'll go you one better. Maybe Oswald didn't pull the trigger. Nitrate tests indicate he hadn't fired a rifle on November 22. And they didn't bother to see if the rifle'd been fired that day.
Bill Broussard: His palm print was on it.
Jim Garrison: It went to the FBI. FBI didn't find a goddamn thing. It comes back a week later and a Dallas policeman suddenly finds a palm print? It could've been taken at the morgue. There's no chain of evidence.
Al Oser: I can't figure out why he orders a traceable weapon to a P.O. box, when he can go into any store in Texas give a phony name and walk out with an untraceable rifle.
Susie Cox: To frame him, obviously!
Jim Garrison: A lot of smoke, but some fire.
Bill Broussard: We're talking about our government!
Jim Garrison: We're talking about a crime. You must think on a different level, like the CIA does. We're through the looking glass. White is black. And black is white. Maybe Oswald is just what he said he was. A patsy.

Man at Firing Range: I didn't pay two bits for a target just to have someone else shoot at it!
Lee Harvey Oswald: Hey, I'm sorry buddy- I thought I was, uh, shooting at that son-of-a-bitch Kennedy.