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JFK quotes

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Dean Andrews
Jim Garrison
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Willie O'Keefe

View Quote 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!
View Quote 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!
View Quote 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...
View Quote Bill Broussard: Frank, you're wasting your time here. Big Jim gave strict orders. No FBI.
FBI Agent Frank: It's you I want to talk to.
Bill Broussard: Boss'd fry me in hog fat if he knew I talked to you.
FBI Agent Frank: Boss's got a problem. Real serious. We know what's going on at your office.
Bill Broussard: I guess you do.
FBI Agent Frank: You got nothing. I'm a friend. You're riding on the Titanic. Time to jump off before you get destroyed, too.
Bill Broussard: Enough!
FBI Agent Frank: We're talking about your career. You're young. You're working on the Castro thing.
Bill Broussard: No, I'm not.
FBI Agent Frank: You are. We know Oswald didn't pull that trigger. Castro did. If it comes out, there'll be a war. Millions of people will die. That's more important than Jim Garrison. Look at me when I talk to you! You're too selfish!
Bill Broussard: Shut up!
FBI Agent Frank: If you got a brain in your thick skull, listen to me. Listen real hard. Get in the car.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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!
View Quote Jack Ruby: Mr. Chief Justice, do you understand that I can't tell the truth in Dallas? There are people here who do not want me to tell the truth. Who don't want me to have a retrial?
Earl Warren: Why don't you just tell us now?
Jack Ruby: My life is in danger! If you request that I go to Washington.... That is, if you want to hear further testimony from me. Can you take me with you?
Earl Warren: No. It can't be done. There would be no safe place for you. We're not law-enforcement officers.
Jack Ruby: There's a great deal at stake in this matter. If I'm eliminated there won't be any way of knowing any bit of truth pertaining to my situation. Consequently, a whole new form of government will take over. And I won't live to see you some other time. I want to tell the truth. And then leave this world.
View Quote Jim Garrison: I don't, I can't... I can't believe they killed him because he wanted to change things. In our time. In our country.
X: Well they've been doing it all through history. Kings are killed, Mr. Garrison, politics is power, nothing more! Oh, don't take my word for it, don't believe me. Do your own work, your own thinking.
Jim Garrison: I can't. The size of this is... beyond me. Testify?
X: Me?
Jim Garrison: Testify.
X: Ha ha. No chance in hell. No, I'd be arrested and gagged, maybe sent to an institution, maybe worse, you too. No, I can give you the background, but you have to find the foreground, the little things. Keep digging. Remember, you're the only person to bring a trial in the murder of John Kennedy. That's important, it's historic.
Jim Garrison: I haven't yet. I don't have much of a case.
X: You don't have a choice anymore. You've become a significant threat to the national security structure. They would have killed you already but you got a lot of light on you. Instead they're trying to destroy your credibility. They already have in many circles in this town. Be honest, your only chance is to come up with a case. Something, anything. Make arrests, stir the shit storm, hope to reach a point of critical mass that'll start a chain reaction of people coming forward, then the government will crack. Remember, fundamentally, people are suckers for the truth - and the truth is on your side, Bubba. I just hope you get a break.
View Quote Jim Garrison: I never realized Kennedy was so dangerous to the establishment. Is that why?
X: Well that's the real question, isn't it? Why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, the Mafia. Keeps 'em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents 'em from asking the most important question, why? Why was Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?
View Quote Jim Garrison: Mr. Shaw, have you ever been a contract agent with the Central Intelligence Agency?
Clay Shaw: And if I was, Mr. Garrison... do you think I would be here today... talking to somebody like you?
Jim Garrison: People like you don't have to.
Clay Shaw: May I go?
Jim Garrison: People like you walk between the raindrops.
Clay Shaw: May I go?
Jim Garrison: Yes.
Clay Shaw: Regardless of what you may think of me, I am a patriot first and foremost. I've spent half my life in the military defending my country.
Jim Garrison: You're the first person I've met who considers it an act of patriotism to kill his own President.
View Quote 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?
View Quote 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!