Court Quotes

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Sarah J. Maas
“Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Majesty.”
Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

Norman Mailer
“You don't know a woman until you've met her in court.”
Norman Mailer

Tamora Pierce
“Thus went my first Court Day.
I think I'm going to puke.”
Tamora Pierce, Terrier

Nalini Singh
“A queen keeps a court that is spoken about. A goddess keeps a court that is never forgotten.”
Nalini Singh, Archangel's Kiss

Jim Butcher
“Isana laughed. "And you, lady? Are you a woman of conscience or of ambition?"
The lady smiled. "That's a question rarely asked here at court."
"And why is that?"
"Because a woman of conscience would tell you that she is a person of conscience. A woman of ambition would tell you that she is a person of conscience—only much more convincingly.”
Jim Butcher, Academ's Fury

Richelle Mead
“It's only their fight club, Liss," I said, having no need for her side of the conversation, "Nothing's going on. They're going to talk punches and kicking and other boring stuff."
Well, actually that stuff was pretty sweet, but I wasn't about to glorify Christian and Mia hanging out.
"Maybe now nothing's going on," she growled, staring stonily ahead. "But who knows what could happen? They spend time together, practice some physical moves, one thing leads to another—"
"That's ridiculous," I said. "That kind of stuff isn't romantic at all."
Another lie, seeing as that was exactly how my relationship with Dimitri had begun. Again, best not to mention that.”
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

Charles Dickens
“That, they never could lay their heads upon their pillows; that, they could never tolerate the idea of their wives laying their heads upon their pillows; that, they could never endure the notion of their children laying their heads on their pillows; in short , that there never more could be , for them or theirs , any laying of heads upon pillows at all , unless the prisioner's head was taken off.

The Attorney General during the trial of Mr. Darnay ”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Sherwood Smith
“I've been working hard at assuming Court polish, but the more I learn about what really goes on behind the pretty voices and waving fans and graceful bows, the more I comprehend that what is really said matters little, so long as the manner in which it is said pleases. I understand it, but I don't like it. Were I truly influential, then I would halt this foolishness that decrees that in Court one cannot be sick; that to admit you are sick is really to admit to political or social or romantic defeat; that to admit to any emotions usually means one really feels the opposite. It is a terrible kind of falsehood that people can only claim feelings as a kind of social weapon.”
Sherwood Smith, Court Duel

“[American family court] is a system that is corrupt on his best day. It is like being tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel late at night. No one can hear your cries and complaints and it is not over until they say it's over.”
Alec Baldwin, A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce

“Court games aren't fair. They don't judge men by their worth, and they aren't about what's just. Guilty men can hold power their whole lives and be wept for when they pass. Innocent men can be spent like coins because it's convenient. You don't have to have sinned for them to ruin you. If your destruction is useful to them, you'll be destroyed.”
Daniel Abraham, The Dragon's Path

Christopher Buckley
“Nothing raises the national temperature more than a VACANCY sign hanging from the colonnaded front of the Supreme Court. ”
Christopher Buckley, Supreme Courtship

Jodi Picoult
“McAfee, I could try this case in my sleep and still win."
"Guess that's your plan, then, since you're clearly dreaming.”
Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

Howard Tayler
“Captain, you have heard the charges. How do you plead? Before you answer, you should know that if you plead "guilty" you'll be immediately extradited and U.N.S. law will take over."

"Not guilty."

"Also, it's not very nice to lie in court."

"But it beats extradition.”
Howard Tayler, Emperor Pius Dei

“Q: But what do you think that the Bible, itself, says? Don't you know how it was arrived at?
A: I never made a calculation
Q: What do you think?
A: I do not think about things I don't think about.
Q: Do you think about things you do think about?
A: Well, sometimes.”
Scopes Trial

Laura Chouette
“Is there someone to judge
when there is no crime? -
And is there hate
even if love was never real?”
Laura Chouette

“court clerk
clerk to the court
officer of the court
overseer of the court's administration
especially managing the flow of cases through the court
in other words....WE DO EVERYTHING!!”
Nicole Hassell

Richard Rohr
“Courthouses are good and necessary first half of life institutes. In the second half, you try instead to influence events, work for change, quietly persuade, change your own attitude, pray or forgive instead of taking things to court.”
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

“In forensic medicine it is amazing how often you find just one exceptional exception. Followed always by a defense barrister trying to make it sound commonplace”
Richard Shepherd

Katie Kitamura
“Prior to my arrival, when I had applied for and then was offered the position, the Court had existed in my mind as a near medieval institution, in the manner of the Binnenhof, the Parliament complex only a couple miles away in the center of the city. Even after I arrived and for the first month of my employment, I had been startled every time I encountered the building. I knew very well that the Court was a recent invention, having been founded only a decade earlier, but the modern architecture still seemed incongruous, perhaps even lacking the authority I had expected.
Six months later, it was merely the place of my employment: everything grows normal after a time.”
Katie Kitamura, Intimacies

Kristen Ciccarelli
“A rippling murmur echoed through the grove behind her. Emeline turned to see people emerging from the shadows of the trees, gathering to cluster and stare. Clothed in leather and fine wool, delicate lace and soft silk, they held themselves with moonlit grace. Their eyes shone too bright and their shadows twisted behind them, hinting at other shapes.
They were... not quite human.
Remembering Tom's stories, Emeline knew this was the shiftling court.
I'm really here, she thought, resisting the urge to pinch herself. All the stories were true.
Kristen Ciccarelli, Edgewood

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“On six occasions, she appeared before the Court to present oral argument. She lost just one case. Through her briefs, starting with Reed, she, more than any other lawyer, shaped the legal arguments reflected in the Court’s opinions, earning her the honorific “the Thurgood Marshall of the women’s movement.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Own Words

Steven Magee
“When dealing with a crazy neighbor, I found the police and court system empowered that neighbor to harass me.”
Steven Magee

Franz Kafka
“There's no way at all that you can defend yourself against this Court, you have to admit your guilt. Make a full confession as soon as you can”
Franz Kafka, The Trial

Tracy Wolff
“I will love you, Grace, till the sun grows cold and the stars are old,” I murmur against her skin. Grace lets out a startled cry as she stares at me with eyes that are suddenly filled with tears, shock coloring her features. For a second, my stomach starts to sink—I was right. It was too much, too soon. But then she reaches up and cups my face in her trembling hands. And whispers, “I remember. Oh my God, Hudson. I remember everything.”
Tracy Wolff
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Steven Magee
“Most lawyers are in the job for the money.”
Steven Magee

Holly Black
“Now the Court's heart is yours and yours alone. Let's break it.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Robert Greene
“The court imagined itself the pinnacle of refinement, but underneath its glittering surface a cauldron of dark emotions - greed, envy, lust, hatred - boiled and simmered. Our world today similarly imagines itself the pinnacle of fairness, yet the same ugly emotions still stir within us, as they have forever.”
Robert Greene

Mark Shaiken
“Let’s not dance around it: the truth, the whole truth, and noth- ing but the truth. Turns out, I don’t do well with that second truth. I’ll have to work on that in prison. It’ll give me something else to do and something to talk about in the weekly group get-togethers with the prison shrink.”
Mark Shaiken, Fresh Start

“People can't be changed by writ or transformed by court decree.”
Charles Morrow Wilson, The Bodacious Ozarks: True Tales of the Backhills

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