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I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age. ...
by Johnnie Cochran

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

Related topics: Legal

I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation,
preparation, preparation.
- Johnnie Cochran

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison
or walks out of the courtroom a free man.
- Johnnie Cochran

We've got to be judged by how we do in times of crisis.
- Johnnie Cochran

 

If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.
- Johnnie Cochran

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer,
so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years,
and I've loved every minute of it.
- Johnnie Cochran

Since the Puffy Combs case in New York,
I will not try any more criminal cases.
- Johnnie Cochran

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I understand about this idea of terror and what it
means to Americans and this idea that we can't just
walk around free like we did;
life has changed.
- Johnnie Cochran

Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.
- Johnnie Cochran

If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense.
- Johnnie Cochran

In this room we're all here together,
but there's probably a lot of different views,
people sitting here thinking, I don't own any slaves,
all the slaves are dead.
Why am I responsible? My family were immigrants,
too.
- Johnnie Cochran

The president appoints the judges.
Your lives and your children's lives can change by
all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed
who will reinterpret laws,
and things can change.
- Johnnie Cochran

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions,
I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.
- Melissa Etheridge

We all pulled together at the right time,
unfortunately, we were down 3-0 to the Yankees when we decided to do it,
but we did it.
And we shocked the world.
- Johnny Damon

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

You watch some teams these days and you wonder if they
just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides.
- Dennis Rodman

I've decided to cut out the part of the speech where
I say anything nice about Democrats.
- Ann Coulter

At the Imperial Conference on December 1,
it was decided to make war against England and the United States.
- Hideki Tojo

The band's never taken a year off.
Last August we decided to take one, and three months in I was bored to tears.
- Steven Tyler

My early reviews were so bad that I decided I didn't want to read them again.
- Danielle Steel

After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career.
- Ted Lindsay

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually
certain ideas and setting others aside;
and that,
I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
- Alfred North Whitehead

But I decided I wanted more education and I had to
make a choice between starting law school,
which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis
in basically one sitting.
I decided to enroll in medical school.
It was almost like a conversion experience.
- Stanislav Grof

This war so far has cost us $125 billion and counting,
because largely we decided to do it on our own,
with only the United Kingdom as a paying,
fully participating partner.
- John Spratt

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job,
I decided to devote myself to literature:
it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
- Jose Saramago

I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that
bowling was what I was going to do in life.
- Don Johnson

I'm not after a closed system, I mean I'm after a complicated system in structure,
but as far as watching it, I don't think that everything should be decided.
- Mark Morris

I guess we decided to make a new record 3 years ago
when Nancy was done scoring for Almost Famous.
- Ann Wilson

While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot.
The judge had suggested I get my act together,
and I took him seriously.
- Tim Allen

I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time,
I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing.
So I finally made a serious effort.
- Fred Saberhagen

In 1958, we decided to go to Australia.
We were there for six months, and all the shows went well.
- Ernie Wise

I never going to satisfy everybody, so I decided to satisfy myself.
- Dan Fogelberg

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink.
As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.
- Andy Warhol

After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.
- Melinda Gates

I was 36, and I had decided to quit acting because it was so disappointing.
- Phil Hartman

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a
feature film a few years ago,
one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers
who should be the new Doctor,
and I topped it.
- Simon Callow

That some Forms of Government are preferable to others,
cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour,
nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due.
- Charles Inglis

So I decided on science when I was in college.
- Sally Ride

They have decided to tour under the name of Ten Years
After which I don't think is very cool.
To be honest, they have had to do that as it's the
only way they can get any work.
- Alvin Lee

George Raft may or may not have gone both ways,
but he was very sensitive to what they said about him,
and it was one factor why he decided to play all those gangsters in the movies.
- Cesar Romero

We decided to go the way of trading and getting younger players.
- Isiah Thomas

I think our relationship with Epic had run its natural course,
and it happened to coincide with the fulfillment of our contract.
We decided not to resign with them.
- Mike McCready

America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans
die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago.
- Tommy Franks

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune,
to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
- Charles Simmons

My whole life has been decided by fate.
- Sharon Tate

So, I decided that whatever I was, wanted to do with my life,
it would have to do, it would have to have something
to do with the exploration and doing new things.
- Duane G. Carey

So, not for lack of love of language,
but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation,
I decided to make films without words.
- Godfrey Reggio

So, what you can do in Microsoft Word is what Bill Gates has decided.
What you can do in Oracle Database is what Larry Ellison
and his crew have decided.
- Ted Nelson

I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan.
Then I realized that it was broken all over the place
and decided to work on that too.
- Joichi Ito

Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is
done by assistants or a machine,
I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array
of about 200 separating funnels.
- Archer J. P. Martin

Because my love for you is beyond words,
I decided to shut up.
- Nizar Qabbani

When I went to college I took a creative writing class
and decided in a week to be a writer.
- David Guterson

I think the game has opened up, and that's why I decided
to come back and try to be a part of it.
- Mario Lemieux

Having once decided to achieve a certain task,
achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste.
The gain in self confidence of having accomplished
a tiresome labor is immense.
- Arthur Helps

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself,
so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
- Cornelia Funke

I am pleased that Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla Parker
Bowles have decided to take this important step.
- Rowan Williams

I stayed three weeks in Paris, fell in love with the city,
and decided that I was born to live in Paris.
- Ed Bradley

I was little impressed with this rough and ready way
of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided
that I was now quite free of any obligations.
- Pietro Mascagni

What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play.
- Richard Foreman


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