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I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone.
by Christopher Darden

I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone.
In junior high school the counselor suggested that
I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
- Christopher Darden

The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer.
- Christopher Darden

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

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

 

I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday,
somehow I'd make a difference.
- Christopher Darden

All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell.
In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest
in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.
- Christopher Darden

I think it hurt my performance because I stopped being me.
That won't ever happen again.
- Christopher Darden

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It did not prepare me for writing or "Power of Attorney."
However,
what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office.
I stopped getting that county check.
- Christopher Darden

Something's going to happen that's going to make us
all pay attention at the type of sentences some people
are serving and the conditions in which they are served.
- Christopher Darden

I can't tell you how hard I worked the last year.
In fact, I worked so hard that I know I can't maintain
that same work level in 2001,
so I've got to quit something.
- Christopher Darden

Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun,
too.
It allows me to live out some of my fantasies.
- Christopher Darden

It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else
and that's how we view it,
I think.
- Christopher Darden

That's an interesting question.
I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law.
It's one of those things that most of us take for granted.
- Christopher Darden

I no longer teach law.
But when I did I advised my students that they should
never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn't sleep at night.
- Christopher Darden

I'm real bent on dialogue.
I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along
with 20 years as a criminal lawyer,
it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots.
- Christopher Darden

I am a struggling writer.
A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living.
So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care.
- Christopher Darden

I began writing in the 4th grade.
As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school.
It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.
- Christopher Darden

I think that as I continue to write,
my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
- Christopher Darden

It's too late for that - trying to second guess it.
It's over.
I'm worried about how to get the kids through school
and still write and practice law and take power of attorney.
- Christopher Darden

It would have been easier to have a male protagonist,
but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill
was me in her entirety because a lot of people just
don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me,
even in the fictional context.
- Christopher Darden

I don't know how the editors are going to take it or how it may be received.
But to some extent I'm hoping that with the next book,
when people pick it up and read it, it will scare the pants off of them.
- Christopher Darden

In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got
into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman.
They were moved by the story - by the people as a whole -
and not by the little things.
- Christopher Darden

I just did something on a show on UPN called "Girlfriends"
that will be on television in February.
I am actually a much better actor today than I was in 1996,
believe it or not.
- Christopher Darden

I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote "In Contempt"
was because of the money.
After the trial I came to realize that there were things
that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family,
so there were some selfish reasons for it.
- Christopher Darden

In some ways I'm still recovering from the trial.
My health is not as good as it ought to be.
I've gone back to practicing law and it seems to have
taken a toll for whatever reason.
- Christopher Darden

I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger
was reflected in my writing.
I did not think that I had been affected emotionally,
but it was clear from my writing that I was still very
emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.
- Christopher Darden

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock


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