Top 6 Quotes from This Century’s Best Legal Movies

Posted on 01-30-2017 by
Tags: 21st century , lawyer , legal movies , Oscars , movies , movie quotes

With the Oscars right around the corner, lawyers will once again remember – and debate – quotes from the best legal movies.  The classics have been “through the ringer” already; famous quotes like:

It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this.  And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth.

                                                                           -12 Angry Men (1957)

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

                                                                           -To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

The oldies will always be remembered.  But now, it’s time to start talking about the new generation of great legal movies and their quotes.  Here’s 6 quotes from this century’s best legal movies:

 Now, I’m smart, I’m hard-working and I’ll do anything… and I’m not leaving here without a [legal] job.  Don’t make me beg.  If it doesn’t work out, fire me… but don’t make me beg!

                                             -Erin Brockovich (2000)


 I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this.  Exercise gives you endorphins.  Endorphins make you happy.  Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.

                                                                                 -Legally Blonde (2001)


 Colleagues – when our clients come to us confused and angry and hurting because their flame of love is guttering and threatens to die, do we seek to extinguish that flame so that we can sift through the smoldering wreckage for our paltry reward? Or do we fan this precious flame… back into loving, roaring life?

                                             -Intolerable Cruelty (2003)                          

 Isn’t it what we wait for?  To meet someone… and they’re, they’re like a lens and suddenly you’re looking through them and everything changes and nothing can ever be the same again.

                                                                               -Michael Clayton (2007)

 I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try – but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie.

                              -The Social Network (2010)                               

 When I see something like this happen, when I see a town lose three of its children, and they sacrifice three more for revenge, then I do take it personally.

                                                                                 -Devil’s Knot (2013)

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