Grandfather, you were the pillar of fire in front of the camp and now we are left in the camp alone, in the dark; and we are so cold and so sad.
(Noa Ben-Artzi Philosof (b. 1978), Israeli student, granddaughter of Yitzak Rabin. (November 7, 1995). Spoken at Rabin's funeral, November 6, 1995, New York Times, p. A11.
Rabin, Israel's prime minister, had been assassinated two days earlier.)
I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figureheadthe guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!
(J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. Interview (October 30, 1982), Re/Search (no. 8/9, San Francisco, 1984).
Ballard was referring to an incident involving the Queen of England in 1981.)