John Wilkes Booth
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John Wilkes Booth (Character)
from The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

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"Touched by an Angel: Beautiful Dreamer (#5.6)" (1998)
John Wilkes Booth: What state are you from?
Andrew: I like to think that I am from the State of Grace.

John Wilkes Booth: I'm a gentlemen; we can agree to disagree, right?
Andrew: Yes.
John Wilkes Booth: You can go your way, I can go mine, right?
Andrew: Yes.
John Wilkes Booth: So why can't the states do the same; if the South can't agree with the North, why can't we all just be gentlemen, and call it a day?
Andrew: Because if every disagreement dissolved the union there would be no marriage. There would be no friendship. There would be, no contracts... no country. There would be nothing but anarchy. And that is where tyrants come from, sir.

John Wilkes Booth: [to Andrew] I believe that you are an interloper. What we refer to in the theatre as "the mysterious stranger" who enters to complicate the plot.

John Wilkes Booth: A hundred years from now when the schoolchildren are reading about the heroes of the South, right next to Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee will be the names John Wilkes Booth and David Harold!

John Wilkes Booth: It's amazing. The light from the fire. It, *illuminates* you. You like some sort of - *avenging angel*. It's quite theatrical, actually.
Andrew: I am an angel, John. Sent by God.
John Wilkes Booth: No doubt God wishes to congratulate me.

John Wilkes Booth: You have avenged nothing. You have achieved nothing, except for the wrath of God. And even now God offers you a choice. You can choose - forgiveness, and peace. Or separation from Him, forever.

Andrew: There's still time, John. You don't have to die alone.
John Wilkes Booth: ...I can't.
Soldier: Can't what?
John Wilkes Booth: My hands.
Soldier: What?
John Wilkes Booth: Put them in front of my face.
Soldier: Why?
John Wilkes Booth: ...Please.
Soldier: Get his hands over them.
John Wilkes Booth: [the soldiers move his arms so he is now in a position to pray] ... Useless. Useless.
Soldier: What's useless?
Andrew: No. John - it's never useless to pray but the time is now, before...
[Booth is dead]
Andrew: Before it's too late.


"Timeless: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (#1.2)" (2016)
John Wilkes Booth: Sic semper tyrannis! The South shall be free!

Garcia Flynn: Mr. Booth. I'm quite the admirer of yours.
John Wilkes Booth: Oh? What production did you see me in? "Richard III"?
Garcia Flynn: Oh, I'm not talking about the play. I know what you're about to do. I think I can help.


The Birth of a Nation (1915)
John Wilkes Booth: Sic semper tyrannis!


The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
[Danny tells his brothers the incident with President Lincoln]
Danny: Mr. President, say, I'm gonna go hit the little boy's room.
Abraham Lincoln: Are you shitting me?
Danny: Come on, you'll be fine superstar. Can I get you something on the way back? Agua? Brewski?
Abraham Lincoln: No.
Danny: Alright. Fair enough, I'll be back in two.
John Wilkes Booth: [running into one another in the hall] Where's the president's box?
Danny: John Wilkes Booth, the actor?
John Wilkes Booth: Yeah.
Danny: No way, man! Big fan! You wanna say hi to the president? He'd get a real kick out of that. Last door on the left.
John Wilkes Booth: Thank you!
Danny: Really cool. Wow, love that guy!
Danny: [Danny is pooping when he hears a gunshot fired and women screaming] Abe!


The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV)
John Wilkes Booth: What we are talking about is property, slaves are property, valuable, well taken care of. Uhh, gentlemen treats his slaves the way he would his finest tools, with care and concern. It's in his own best interest to do so. Now this... dictator, declares they are free. What happens now? What *happens* to these free men? Free to what? Free to go where? What what what are they trained for? It's insanity. I mean does this man truly believe that he can obliterate a way of life that is centuries old?
John Surratt: Preaching to the converted John.
Man at Surratt House: Pretty speech... but I don't see you do doin' much about it.
John Wilkes Booth: I'm beg you pardon?
Man at Surratt House: Fancy actor, pretty boy like you, oh you talk tough. But all you do is put paint on your face and play make-believe, while real men are fightin' and dyin' for *your* country.


"The Simpsons: Pay Pal (#25.21)" (2014)
Booth Wilkes-John: Just so you know, you would have been a Russian general, with multiple lovers.
Homer Simpson: Well, as we say in Russia, goodbye in Russian!
Booth Wilkes-John: Dos vydanya!