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As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one. ...
by Sam Waterston

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
- Sam Waterston

Related topics: Legal

I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like
I might he able to make a living in 1972.
- Sam Waterston

If I have to be typecast, I'd like it to be as Abraham Lincoln.
- Sam Waterston

Shakespeare is the one who gets re-interpreted most frequently.
- Sam Waterston

 

I've always done what I thought was good if I could
live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn't.
So even when I was broke, my career didn't lack for interest.
- Sam Waterston

I think the bait for doing something really is always the part.
- Sam Waterston

I've been able to do things that allow me to hold my
head up and still be popular.
- Sam Waterston

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Obviously the first roles that you're proud of are
the ones that everybody else liked too.
- Sam Waterston

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally,
but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.
- Sam Waterston

The bad guys don't always get punished and the good
guys are not necessarily pure.
- Sam Waterston

There is no problem that is not improved by effort,
and no effort that is too paltry to be worth undertaking.
- Sam Waterston

I'm sort of obsessed with the news.
That is a syndrome.
But I don't watch a whole lot of TV.
- Sam Waterston

Good directors say, Here's where the play is.
They stand by the heart of the matter.
Some of them stand beside it.
- Sam Waterston

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver.
I never did have to wait tables, though,
so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
- Sam Waterston

I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
- Sam Waterston

If you're going to be born ugly and be an actor -
the least they can do is let you play Lincoln.
- Sam Waterston

If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate,
it's show business.
You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you
that really determines what your career will be like.
- Sam Waterston

I got a note from my father, who said that Success is wonderful,
if you don't inhale.
That was his own aphorism, and I think it's the very
best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject.
- Sam Waterston

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
- Charles Lamb

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

Discourage litigation.
Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has
superior opportunity of being a good man.
There will still be business enough.
- Abraham Lincoln

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either
technology or balance sheets.
- Thomas Friedman

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- Anonymous

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

People do not win people fights.
Lawyers do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
- Felix Frankfurter

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
- Bill Williams

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more,
that everyone's given up.
- Ian Hislop

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice,
and promised to repast the chat to other members of
the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.
- Dashiell Hammett

I have been surrounded by some of the smartest,
brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing
to risk their lives for others,
by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can.
- Janet Reno

The Nixon years were trying.
They honed my judgment for everything I did later on.
The experience also illustrated for me the importance
of training young lawyers properly.
- Fred F. Fielding

The south produced statesmen and soldiers,
planters and doctors and lawyers and poets,
but certainly no engineers and mechanics.
Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
- Margaret Mitchell

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients.
Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty.
Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace.
Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
- Lin Yutang

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers,
factory workers, and many others who work hard every
day to provide the best for their families and their future.
- Leonard Boswell

That the decision is taken away from the voters,
and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts.
- John Fund

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper,
and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Of course I've got lawyers.
They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has.
But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.
- Danny DeVito

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference
is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

I think the lawyers are such incredible actors.
Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
- Monica Bellucci

The question arises whether all lawyers are the same.
This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.
- Florynce R. Kennedy

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.
- John Naisbitt

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned,
short-sighted, and always ready to charge.
- David Mellor

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings...
and lawyers.
- Richard Pryor

Vicars, MPS and lawyers were amont those who considered
me to be the best hostess in London.
- Cynthia Payne

Lawyers didn't seriously get involved in the Watergate
stories until quite late,
when we realized we were on to something.
- Bob Woodward

Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything.
A good example is the O.J.
Simpson case.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
- Horace

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
- Cary Grant

Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because
without security you can't possibly have a fair trial,
if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to.
- Ramsey Clark

Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce
case and build them into one big one.
- Hedy Lamarr

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

That's the thing about us lawyers - if at all possible,
we will consume each other.
- Christopher Darden

We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers,
and the list goes on and on.
- Jerry Only

She seemed to mean what she said.
She said pretty much this: I retained some lawyers,
I have to move on with my life, I am divorcing you,
and then she added, I need money.
- Dennis Kozlowski

The only real lawyers are trial lawyers,
and trial lawyers try cases to juries.
- Clarence Darrow

It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers,
some of it might not be true.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

There's lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay.
Which suggests that he is, but he's not.
Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out.
- Johnny Vegas

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
- Shirin Ebadi

Government lawyers have a duty to disclose evidence
of wrongdoing in the government.
- Ken Starr


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