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

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

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

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

Alec Baldwin
“[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

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

“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

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

Michael Connelly
“It was a good strategy but this is where I intended to turn her plans upside-down. In the courtroom there are three things for the lawyer to always consider: the knowns, the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns. Whether at the prosecution or defense table, it is the lawyer’s job to master the first two and always be prepared for the third.”
Michael Connelly, The Fifth Witness

“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

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Either you break the law, or the law breaks you.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Nenia Campbell
“There is no playacting in this court. If you stay your hand, they will cut it off.”
Nenia Campbell, Dragon Queen

Vineet Raj Kapoor

John Grisham
“I can’t believe you would represent a killer like that Jake. I thought you were one of us.
‘Gotta have a lawyer, Helen. You can’t put the boy in the gas chamber if he doesn’t have a lawyer. Surely, you understand.’
‘...I can’t imagine doing that for a living, representing killers and child rapists and such.’
‘How often do you read the Constitution?’
‘...the Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, says that a person accused of a serious crime must have a lawyer. And that’s the law of the land.”
John Grisham, A Time for Mercy

V.J. Smith
“To protect the child, the court can issue temporary orders placing the child in shelter care-LEARN HOW THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM WORKS, Author, V J SMITH, BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK BOOKS”

“a day sitting at a dock is not the same as a day sitting in a dock in court.
taking charge is not the same as being charged in court.
receiving a grade is not the same as receiving a judgment in court.
having a winning ticket in a raffle is not the same as a having a ticket in traffic court
being called to the bar IS the same as being called to a bar in a club – both events are for joyous celebration!!”
Nicole Hassell

“It's kind of funny to me listening to people who claim to have these great records of winning a hundred and some odd straight felony cases without a loss and that kind of stuff that you hear all the time. I'm here to tell you, if you let me pick out which hundred cases I get to try, I'll win a hundred of them in a row, too. Case selection is everything in creating records like that. My philosophy was, I tried them all. If I made a determination that the evidence was sufficient to justify the prosecution, then I would try the case, and certainly whenever you do that, you're going to lose a certain percentage of them.”
Mark Baker

“My workday begins at eight-thirty a.m.
Turn on computer, get coffee, log on to JEMS.
Read my emails, and respond to some.
Turn on the radio, and begin to hum…
…to the Captain on Ocean 89
Any type of music soothes this my mind.
By 9am the Magistrates begin to come
Wor. Wolffe, Warner, Tokunbo, Chin and Anderson…
…ready to give fairness, decisions, reasons and some.
I then go thru my spreadsheet of outstanding Appeals
My job to prepare them is quite a big deal.
Appeals are then sent to Chief Justice Kawaley.
Each case is met with consideration and commentary.
By 10am I attend to Plea Court
New cases range from speeders, DUI’s and all sorts…
Defendants are called by name, charges read out and defined
“Not guilty” or “guilty”…”just give me my fine”…
…then 10 minutes later Bernews reports cases online.
Never 2 days the same, in the lower Courts.
I don’t complain, I enjoy it, I’m there to support.
16 years in total in this line of work…
I love my job as a Magistrates’ Court Clerk!! ❤️”
Nicole Hassell

Chanel Miller
“I wanted to explain that Chanel’s social life was healthy and well populated, but it was lonely being Emily Doe, my world much smaller, a shrunken circle of confidants. I wondered how it happened that I was now spending more time with my rapist than my friends.”
Chanel Miller, Know My Name

Chanel Miller
“Being questioned by the defense was stifling. He didn’t want to open up the emotional territory that she (the DA) did; he wanted to smother it, to erase my specific experience, abstract me into stereotypes of partying and blackouts, to ask technical questions that tied my shoelaces together, tripping me as he forced me to run.”
Chanel Miller, Know My Name

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“The judge presented in a court takes everything seriously, but nothing personal.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Vineet Raj Kapoor

Philippa Gregory
“Looking from one bright delighted face to another I thought for one illuminating moment what fools we were to make this one man’s temper the very centre of our lives”
Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl

“York County (7531210) 02 Feb 2021 +1-905-762-2105 Mask. 50 High Tech Rd. I was having a cup of tea. As 2 CHECKERS entered the YRT bus, I put on my mask, to show respect. One of them said that I had put on my mask, after seeing them, and not because of tea consumption. Thereafter, I followed their instructions.”
Richmond Hill
tags: court

“Affecting opinion greatly depends on how the case is brought forth - but much more so on the virtues of the person making the case.”

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