Assassin Sayings and Quotes

Assassins conjure up an air of mystery. Yes, they are technically murderers, but their stealthiness is fodder for countless fiction and film storylines, furthering the fascination of the public. Below you’ll find a collection of insightful assassin quotes.


An Assassin, a real Assassin had to look like one-black clothes, hood, boots, and all. If they could wear any clothes, any disguise, then what could anyone do but spend all day in a small room with a loaded crossbow pointed at the door?     

Terry Pratchett

The greatest assassin of life is haste, the desire to reach things before the right time which means overreaching them.     

Juan Ramon Jimenez

My dad was a quiet assassin. He was really charming and smiley and softly spoken, but he could knock you out in a second.     

Jimmy Barnes

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.     

Herbert Hoover

Assassins did have a certain code, after all. It was dishonorable to kill someone if you weren't being paid.     

Terry Pratchett

Assassin?… That sounds so exotic… I was just a murderer.     

Richard Kuklinski

I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press, but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns, not with assassins with pencils.     

Michael Reagan

Idea-assassins rush forward to kill any new suggestion on the grounds of its impracticality, while defending whatever now exists as practical, no matter how absurd.     

Alvin Toffler

How shall the murdered man convince his assassin he will not haunt him.     

Malcolm Lowry

A wet boy has a deader, an assassin has a target, because assassins sometimes miss.     

Brent Weeks

I was no assassin. I got out during the amnesty because I had not committed any violent crimes.     

Jose Mujica

One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a God.     

Jean Rostand

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Being an assassin means knowing when to kill - and when not to kill.     

Jennifer Estep

Fear is an assassin; if you let it in your life, it will kill your dreams.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

Assassins take no pride in fighting fairly. We take pride in winning.     

Robin Hobb

Assassins: they got sass and live on sin.     

Natalya Vorobyova

It would be either a very skilled or very unwise man to steal from an assassin. - Taliesin     

Sabrina Zbasnik

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.     

Alexander Cockburn

A man feared that he might find an assassin; Another that he might find a victim. One was more wise than the other.     

Stephen Crane

We work in the darkness to serve the light. We are Assassins.     

Michael Lesslie

I need a break. There's no retirement home for assassins, is there? Archery at four. Riflery at five.     

Richard Shepard

Yeah, an Assassin hired an Assassin and then followed the Assassin to supervise the Assassination and then Assassinated the Assassin when the Assassination went wrong.     

Ryan George

You're not an assassin of fate, Sloan. You're just a thug who can bend bullets.     

Michael Brandt

What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin? A lie. A lie and we have to be merciful.     

John Milius

I'm a warrior, an assassin. I don't dance.     

James Gunn

Think of it as a hobby. Something you do to relax. You're an 'assassination enthusiast.'     

Chuck Barris

All women are assassins of one stripe or another. Most of them just kill your dreams.     

John Harvatine IV

Dating an assassin and didn't even notice. Just another man underestimating a woman's capacity for evil.     

John Harvatine IV

Assassination has always been a legitimate tool of statecraft. Its respectability and public acceptance has varied from civilization to civilization, but its practical application has remained remarkably consistent.     

Terry Nation

When a man leads assassins, he is also an assassin.     

Raoul Peck

It only becomes assassination when people put their dignity and their past in a balance and removes one.     

Kinoko Nasu

That's a vulgar generalization. But yes, you take an ordinary man an turn him into an assassin. That was our goal.     

Brian Helgeland

Meaning I don't think the world doesn't need another League of Assassins. It could use a league of heroes. It wouldn't be a one-woman job.     

Greg Berlanti

Assassinations... little wars around the world.     

Matt Nix

Professional assassination... is the highest form of public service.      

Richard Sapir

You know, most assassinations are one and done. Hit men acquire a target, execute them, and then disappear.      

Jeff Davis

Assassins who stay too long wind up getting assassinated, and that ain't in my game plan.     

Hal Dresner

The assassin always dies, baby. It's necessary for the national healing.     

Richard Condon

But, of course, even assassins should have a holiday now and then.     

Adrian Hodges

It's nearly impossible to defend against an assassin who's willing to die for his cause.     

Gene Roddenberry

The higher you climb, the more you realize that you're surrounded by sycophants and assassins.     

Michelle Lovretta

Assassination is one percent shooting, ninety-nine percent preparation: anticipating moves, devising approaches, recruiting sources, finding the perfect opportunity so the bullet's almost an after-thought.     

Matt Nix

I said he was an assassin. There is a difference, you know. A hit man kills people, anyone, for a price. An assassin murders important figures, politicians, monarchs.     

Ian David Diaz

It is how it works. Let's say there's a massacre somewhere. There's an assassination, but the assassin never gets caught. I make people forget about them. Has there been a huge fraud? Call for me and I'll make them forget.     

Hakan Gunday

But an assassin that can go where he pleases is not to be taken lightly.     

Akira Toriyama

I'm a holistic assassin... I kill whoever I like killing all day and if I killed them, they were my target.     

Max Landis

You want to assassinate someone, vision is a basic requirement. It's like: step one: pick a person to kill. Step two: kill that person.     

Jenji Kohan

Assassins are meant to be quiet. Precise. We do not go announcing conspiracies from the rooftops to all who pass by.     

Alex Hutchinson

We're Assassins and we follow a creed, aye. But it does not command us to act or submit - only to be wise.     

Darby McDevitt

It's easy enough to assassinate a powerful man. The real trick, the art of it, is finding someone else to put the blame on.     

Gary Stewart

I mean maybe you could've saved thirty million lives. Changed history. Now, assassination, anything at all, is entirely ethical if you're on the right side.      

H.F. Saint

The assassins job was to kill.     

Neil Davies

That is why the assassin's job is so interesting: No job is the same as the last one.     

Chappy

Most of the assassins specialized in a special form of assassination and they all were quiet and smooth and clean.     

W. Shane Wilson

No matter what the assassin intended--to act out his fantasy, kill for profit, or spark a revolution--the death of a political figure has some political impact.     

John Bowyer Bell

Assassination is simply a violent crime with political implications.     

John Bowyer Bell

Yet even in the fierce and brutal politics of the Italian Renaissance, the moral assassin was not absent.     

John Bowyer Bell

The assassin is an assassin even when his victim escapes.     

Augusto Boal

The assassins have many faces, but they are of the same spirit.     

Bobby Delgado