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Christopher Darden Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Legal

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
- Albert Einstein

Be an Observer of Life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.
- Og Mandino

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
- Jane Roberts

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

Pictures can and do make a difference.
Strong images of historical events do have an impact on society.
They can help with change.
- Charles Moore

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala
events and big crowds started.
Some people embrace it.
To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
- Matt Damon

The sixth sense is at the core of our experiences.
It is what makes experiences out of events.
- Henry Reed

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis -
the computer opponents are modeled after real people.
In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane

I do not read newspapers.
I do not watch television.
I am not interested in current events,
although I will occasionally discuss them if other
people want to discuss them.
- Diane Wakoski

Naturally enough, I couldn't have foreseen the vast
sea change which has come upon that scene as a result
of German reunification and associated events.
- Brian Ferneyhough

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything
from the uncertain events of the future.
- Anatole France

We cannot make events.
Our business is wisely to improve them.
- Samuel Adams

I don't know that I believe in the supernatural,
but I do believe in miracles, and our time together
was filled with the events of magical unlikelihood.
- John Perry Barlow

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts,
events and outcomes.
It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
- Wade Boggs

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great
events is proclaiming to us,
Reform, that you may preserve!
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me...
a relaxation...
I get my ideas from everyday events.
- Matthew Ashford

We didn't have a TV in the living room and all my friends
thought we were kind of weird.
When they'd come over, my mom wanted to talk to them about current events.
- Eliza Dushku

By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept.
11 and the aftermath.
If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate.
- David Rockefeller


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