Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 196
Away Been

When I first wrote 'Papa Hemingway,' there were too many people still alive, and the lawyers for Random House didn't want to OK it. But now all that's been filtered away by the passage of all these people. And having the fortune of surviving, I now feel that I am the custodian of what Ernest wanted the world to know about him and these women.

- A. E. Hotchner

Clever Now

The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.

- A. N. Wilson

Legal Refuge

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.

- Aaron Allston

I Remember Movie

I remember in high school thinking that I wanted to be a lawyer, and now I realize I saw that movie 'And Justice for All' when I was a kid and thought, 'That's what lawyers do, and I want to get up and yell and scream in the middle of a courtroom.'

- Aaron Douglas

Allow Laws

Mississippi's loose campaign finance laws allow lawyers and companies to contribute heavily to the judges they appear before. That is terrible for justice, since the courts are teeming with perfectly legal conflicts of interest.

- Adam Cohen

Other Using

Lawyers and other professionals are using Quora to build their reputation and build their bonafides.

- Adam D'Angelo

Think I Think

I think that lawyers are terrible at admitting that they're wrong. And not just admitting it - also realizing it.

- Alan Dershowitz

I Think Very

We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States.

- Alberto Gonzales

Practice Some

I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left.

- Alexander Henry

Still Afford

Everyone I used to work with is still alive and can afford expensive lawyers.

- Alexei Sayle

Only Difference

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

- Anton Chekhov

Only Difference

The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.

- Anton Chekhov

Practice Fact

What secret knowledge, one must wonder, is breathed into lawyers when they become Justices of this Court that enables them to discern that a practice which the text of the Constitution does not clearly proscribe, and which our people have regarded as constitutional for 200 years, is in fact unconstitutional?

- Antonin Scalia

Constitution Own

If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.

- Antonin Scalia

World Nine

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?

- Antonin Scalia

More Than

Lawyers advocate more so than state their own positions.

- Arlen Specter

Bad Would

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

- Charles Dickens

Children Legal

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

- Charles Lamb

Some Actually

This might seem impossible to believe, but some lawyers actually like lawyering.

- Charles Soule

Gonna Sure

I spend thousands of dollars on lawyers every day just to make sure that I'm not gonna go to jail.

- Charlie Shrem

Choose Role

Since I'm not a fashion model, there's a limit to how nice I can make myself. I don't regard myself as an ugly person, but I don't think of myself as someone who would choose to be a model. I'm somebody who might be, I'd like to think, a role model for people who want to become lawyers.

- Cherie Blair

Whole Had

I never dreamed I'd be a spokesman for anything. But Pac Bell just asked me. The money was OK; the scripts were fun because I had to do in 30 seconds what it takes a whole feature to do and because the dysfunctional family of agents, managers and lawyers who represent me said it was cool.

- Chris Eigeman

Will Other

That's the thing about us lawyers - if at all possible, we will consume each other.

- Christopher Darden

Law Legal

The trouble with law is lawyers.

- Clarence Darrow

London Hostess

Vicars, MPS and lawyers were amont those who considered me to be the best hostess in London.

- Cynthia Payne

Laws Interpreting

We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say.

- Dan Quayle

Doing Reason

The billable hours is a classic case of restricted autonomy. I mean, you're working on - I mean, sometimes on these six-minute increments. So you're not focused on doing a good job. You're focused on hitting your numbers. It's one reason why lawyers typically are so unhappy. And I want a world of happy lawyers.

- Daniel H. Pink

Like Everyone Else

Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.

- Danny DeVito

Business Some

Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they're all lawyers. I'm in the family business.

- Danny Huston

Doing I Remember

I remember my father taking us to meeting with lawyers, interviews with immigration officers, doing everything he could to get us that treasured Green Card - and the happiness, the sense of relief, when he finally did - we knew that we were welcome now, and we would be welcome tomorrow.

- Dara Khosrowshahi

Been Part

Culturally, I have always been part of the proletariat. I lived side by side with the sons of glassblowers, fishermen and smugglers. The stories they told were shaper satires about the hypocrisy of authority and the middle classes, the two-facedness of teachers and lawyers and politicians. I was born politicized.

- Dario Fo

Other Had

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.

- Dashiell Hammett

Feel About

You wouldn't go to a hospital, you wouldn't go to a law firm where the doctors and lawyers were not retained on merit: where they all had tenure regardless of competence. Parents feel the same way about schools that they send their children to.

- David Boies

Present Merits

We're lawyers. We present the arguments, and the court sorts out the merits.

- David Boies

Gender Spoke

'Suits' fans. I've never met a more diverse audience: across gender, race, class. It's incredible. People who are high-powered lawyers to doormen. A Chinese immigrant cable installer - who barely spoke English - loves 'Suits!'

- David Costabile

Run Records

When it all started, record companies - and there were many of them, and this was a good thing - were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music... Now, record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.

- David Crosby

Big Other

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants. The shift from the one to the other was definitely related to when the takes started to get big.

- David Crosby

Own Use

There's an old little jingle: 'The chief use of slang is to show that you're one of the gang.' What that means is that every social group has its own linguistic bonding mechanism. If there's a group of lawyers, they have their own slang. If there's a group of doctors, they have their own slang, and so on.

- David Crystal

Law More People

The more lawyers there are, the more people are out there to encourage others not to go to law school.

- David E. Kelley

Always Charge

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge.

- David Mellor

Woman British

It is good to see women doctors and lawyers and executives. I can visualize a woman president. If I were British, I would have supported Margaret Thatcher. But no benefit to anyone can come from women serving in combat.

- Jim Webb

Small Big

By not trying the small cases, the lawyers don't get the courtroom experience. So when the huge, bet-the-company cases come along, there are only a handful of trial lawyers who can handle it. That's why these big corporations still call us old-timers every day.

- Joe Jamail

Steal About

Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff.

- John Grisham

Some Volunteered

I practiced law for 10 years, and I always admired the lawyers who were not afraid to take unpopular cases. And I never had the guts to do that. I was playing it safe. I was trying to make a living. And I just never volunteered for a really tough case, and there were some of them I should've taken. And I admired the lawyers who did.

- John Grisham

Like Dam

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.

- John Naisbitt

Government Systems

We have all kinds of government compensation systems that are much more efficient than the lawyers.

- John Stossel

Be Nice Some

Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice.

- Johnnie Cochran

Cliff Which

There's lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay. Which suggests that he is, but he's not. Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out.

- Johnny Vegas

Like Sure

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that's for damn sure.

- Jon Bon Jovi

Alive Other

My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended - as accountants and lawyers!

- Jonathan King

Reason Been

It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.

- Jonathan Swift

Good Example More

Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case.

- Joseph Wambaugh

Cards Some

That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.

- Joshua Micah Marshall

Young Broadway

There is one thing I should say, and it's important: Young Broadway singers and anybody who is an orator of any kind - lawyers who have to speak in court or pastors or anyone who has a lot of stress on their vocal cords: You should do the maintenance. You should do whatever it takes to feel fresh and good.

- Julie Andrews

Texas Crazy Things

I was raised in Austin, Texas, around trial lawyers. My friend and I - we were 14 - would go and watch her father try cases. I also heard of lot of Baptist preachers in little churches saying crazy things with such conviction.

- Julie White

Been Cops

After 'Entourage,' it completely opened up my casting within the industry. People saw me for a lot of roles that I hadn't been seen for before. Older roles. I went out this pilot season for a lot of lawyers and doctors. And cops - which I haven't quite mastered yet; I find that quite difficult.

- Autumn Reeser

Conservative Very

Asian people are very practical and come from a conservative world. The parents want their kids to be doctors and lawyers. There are casting calls for Asian children, but once the parents find out the children might miss school, they're opposed to it.

- B. D. Wong

Law Learn

What do lawyers learn in law school? They learn to win... What we've got to start thinking about is how do we solve problems.

- Ben Carson

City Big

The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat.

- Grover Norquist

Cats Like

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

- Benjamin Franklin

Other Truths

In law, as in every other branch of knowledge, the truths given by induction tend to form the premises for new deductions. The lawyers and the judges of successive generations do not repeat for themselves the process of verification any more than most of us repeat the demonstrations of the truths of astronomy or physics.

- Benjamin N. Cardozo

Big Needed

Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.

- Benjamin Todd Jealous

I Think Other

I think the advice, regardless of gender, is always be open to conversations with people who do things differently than you do. If you're starting to work in tech, talk to the artists, talk to the lawyers, talk to the people who are interested in other things.

- Beth Simone Noveck

Natural Fact

Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.

- Big Bill Broonzy

Everyone Issue

Lawyers don't serve everyone... Lawyers right now can say, 'I'm not the person to help you on that issue; I don't agree with what you're trying to do;' and they can turn down that person, and they can go somewhere else.

- Bill Haslam

Cozy Upper

If the public can't see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes.

- Heather Brooke

Legal Tend

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.

- Bill Williams

Mine Refused

I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility.

- Boris Becker

Men Hire

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.

- Horace

Legal Given

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more, that everyone's given up.

- Ian Hislop

I Remember Rural

My parents lived in a poor rural community on the Eastern Shore, and schools were still segregated. And I remember when lawyers came into our community to open up the public schools to black kids.

- Bryan Stevenson

Fiction Other

There are several authors who are also lawyers - and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. There are other attorneys who write romantic fiction, and I know of at least one who writes young adult books.

- Candace Camp

Set Half

I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.

- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Newspaper Country

The Indian diaspora is not a capital-accumulating diaspora. The Indian diaspora is doctors, lawyers, professors. Or newspaper sellers. They are basically trade- or profession-oriented, and so they're not major investors in their home country.

- Jairam Ramesh

Game Divorce

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

- Cary Grant

Think Some

There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft.

- Cass Sunstein

Year Congress

Listen, we all have to agree that there is too much litigation going on in this world. But every year it seems to multiply tenfold. Why can't we stop it? Well, it's because the lawmakers in Congress and the Senate are almost all lawyers, too!

- James Belushi

Sound Had

My biggest fear in writing 'Gossip Girl' was that the characters would sound like stereotypical rich, air-headed heiresses. These were my friends. They were smart and multifaceted. They had interests and passions. They wanted to become lawyers and doctors and writers and filmmakers.

- Cecily von Ziegesar

Will Pretty

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.

- Dennis Hastert

Some Otherwise

There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients. Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion's share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps.

- Dennis Hastert

Game Imbalance

I see more people taking on the cloak of accountability, more people tiring of the blame game. If we are all connected and our actions in Australia affect us in Istanbul, then we are all to blame and all to be healers. We can't blame lawyers anymore for the 'liability' vs. common sense imbalance.

- Jane Siberry

Like Indifferent

I just don't like greedy, indifferent, selfish lawyers. And there are not that many of them.

- Janet Reno

Work Hard Like

Lawyers work hard and, like us, they're human, many of them.

- Dick Cavett

Legal Tell

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.

- Jay Alan Sekulow

Reason More

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers.

- Dorothy Fields

Forward Everybody

Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.

- Dorothy L. Sayers

Small Code

The tax code is weighted toward the ultra-wealthy and ultra-wealthy corporations and has created an offshore aristocracy of people who can afford to hire an army of accountants and lawyers. This shifts the tax burden to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and others.

- Jeff Fortenberry

Run Forces

Lawyers don't run sales forces.

- Jeff Raikes

Legal Persons

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

- Jeremy Bentham

Think I Think

I think with every successful consumer Internet business, there will be lawyers that are interested in going after your company, especially when they think that there's a financial incentive.

- Jeremy Stoppelman

Through System

We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers, and the list goes on and on.

- Jerry Only

Parent Everyone

Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I've never met a parent who didn't want their kid to be a lawyer.

- Jessi Klein

Remembered Bankers

Civilizations are not remembered by their business people, their bankers or lawyers. They're remembered by the arts.

- Eli Broad

Bankers Other

I'd be bored to death if I spent all my time with other businesspeople, bankers and lawyers.

- Eli Broad

Opera Fare

As any opera fan knows, lawyers and judges do not fare well in most operas. Just consider the productions of 'Andrea Chenier,' 'Aida, Norma,' 'Billy Budd,' 'Peter Grimes,' 'The Crucible,' 'Lost in the Stars,' 'The Marriage of Figaro,' 'The Makropulos Case' and Wagner's 'Ring' cycle. Around 1810, the theme of justice emerged in opera.

- Karen DeCrow

Committee Comply

For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President.

- Karen Hughes

Government Duty

Government lawyers have a duty to disclose evidence of wrongdoing in the government.

- Ken Starr

Which Been

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.

- Ken Starr

Thought Show

'The Cosby Show' - no one thought there's doctors and lawyers who are married and live in brownstones! Back then no one would have thought we would have an African-American president. They would have laughed in your face.

- Keshia Knight Pulliam

Over Bankers

We are Americans. We - we - we are - we are doctors. We are investment bankers. We are taxi drivers. We are store keepers. We are lawyers. We are - we are part of the fabric of America. And the way that America today treats its Muslims is being watched by over a billion Muslims worldwide.

- Feisal Abdul Rauf