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“Any lawyer worth his salt knew the first offer had to be rejected.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“[you’ll acquire] A certain amount of cynicism. This business works on you. When you were in law school you had some noble idea what a lawyer should be. A champion of individual rights; a defender of the Constitution; a guardian of the oppressed; an advocate for your client’s principles. Then after you practice for six months you realize you were nothing but hired guns. Mouthpieces for sale to the highest bidder, available to anybody, any crook, any sleazebag with enough money to pay your outrageous fees. Nothing shocks you. It’s supposed to be an honorable profession, but you’ll meet so many crooked lawyers you’ll want to quit and find an honest job. Yeah Mitch, you’ll get cynical. And it’s sad, really.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“I'm being followed so much I'm causing traffic jams.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“I've loved you all my life. Even before we met. Part of it wasn't even you. It was just a promise of you.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“You know, I have a very bad reputation.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“It was the eyes, the cold black eyes with layers of black wrinkles around them. Great eyes. Unforgettable eyes. His hair was white and thin on top with thickets around the ears, and the whiteness contrasted sharply with the rest of his face. When he spoke, the eyes narrowed and the black pupils glowed fiercely. Sinister eyes. Knowing eyes.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“The human body was not meant for such abuse. After about six months they lost steam.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“I’m happy to see you’ve found a church home, Abby,” her father said piously. For years he had led the prayer each Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Danesboro, and the other six days he had tirelessly practiced greed and manipulation. He had also steadily but discreetly pursued whiskey and women. An”
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“He nodded at the big leather bags. “What’s in there?” “Papers.” “Papers?” “Papers.” “What kind of papers?” Toilet paper, she thought. I spend my vacations traveling the Caribbean collecting toilet paper. “Legal documents, crap like that. I’m a lawyer.”
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“Billing was the”
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“With a six-figure income guaranteed for the rest of his life, Lamar could enjoy the twelve-hundred-dollar tailored suits that hung so comfortably from his tall, athletic frame.”
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“It was simply unheard of for a member of the firm to ignore his billing.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Capps earned over nine million last year and paid a pittance in taxes.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“You’ve been hurt by every person you ever cared for, except Abby. You raised yourself, and in doing so became self-reliant and independent. You don’t need the firm. You can leave it. You’re hardened and calloused beyond your years. And you’re smart enough to pull it off, Mitch. You won’t get caught. That’s why we picked you.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“He was headed for Wall Street and had been sidetracked by the money. Only the money.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“(whom they could not find) and some sympathetic relatives. The poverty hurt, and they assumed, correctly, it had bred the intense desire to succeed.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“How do you like your coffee?” “Black, but I’ll fix it myself.” “I don’t mind fixing your coffee for you. It’s part of the job.” “I’ll fix it myself.” “All the secretaries do it.” “If you ever touch my coffee, I’ll see to it that you’re sent to the mail room to lick stamps.” “We have an automated licker. Do they lick stamps on Wall Street?” “It was a figure of speech.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“What if they find the car?” “They’ll find it, and they’ll throw a blanket over Panama City Beach. You’ve got to be careful. After dark, try to sneak into a drugstore and buy some hair dye. Cut your hair extremely short and dye it blond.” “Blond!” “Or red. I don’t give a damn.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“For years he had led the prayer each Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Danesboro, and the other six days he had tirelessly practiced greed and manipulation".”
John Grisham, The Firm
“They moved closer together, and his hand was suddenly between her knees. His elbow nestled next to her left breast, and he smiled. She smiled. This was not altogether unpleasant, she thought, but there was business at hand. The”
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