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Johnnie Cochran Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Legal

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

When I was younger I decided I'd hop on the train to New York.
- David Selby

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as
a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
- Carl Sandburg

When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired,
and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.
- Diane Cilento

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting
I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
- Thomas A. Edison

Well, I decided to stop.
And I did.
I stopped smoking, and I stopped speed at the same time.
- Larry Hagman

Our parents decided not to teach us Chinese.
It was an era when they felt we would be better off
if we didn't have that complication.
- Maya Lin

I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice,
'Wait.' Perhaps you can.
I can't.
And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him.
- Sandra Casey Cason

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

I decided to take God and organized religion seriously,
and to reject the secular life which in my teens had
looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted.
- Luke Ford

The skit was very successful based on the applause.
After that show, the three of us decided to get together
and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in.
- Phil Harris

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 thought it would be my one and only exhibition,
so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective.
- Tracey Emin

I decided to teach because I think that any person
who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
- Angela Davis

I chose to be Mrs.
Johnny Cash in my life.
I decided I'd allow him to be Moses and I'd be Moses' brother Aaron,
picking his arms up and padding along behind him.
- June Carter Cash

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

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

I think because we could do it biologically and have
our own child we decided to try this.
- Cheryl Tiegs

No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided
whether to pursue the relationship.
- Sara Paretsky

They had me on the operating table all day.
They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder,
they examined everything inside of me.
Know what they decided? I need glasses.
- Joe E. Lewis

When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the
fear out of my body and put it into a freezer.
- Asne Seierstad

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

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television,
mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
- Shirley Knight

Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism,
not so much because I thought it was false,
I just decided there was nothing utopian about it.
- Henry Flynt

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

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

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

When I was about 14 or 15 I decided to become a writer
and never for a moment since have I wanted to do anything else.
- Tobias Wolff

I hate that which we have decided to call realism,
even though I have been made one of its high priests.
- Gustave Flaubert

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

I am a gambler.
I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave.
- Robert Capa

Am I worried people will say I'm repeating myself? Sure.
One thought I had was to publish it as a novel but
eventually I just decided to do what I wanted to do.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to
leather bars for straight people,
for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about.
- Thom Gunn

She's 32, and she has three children.
She loves to be pregnant but she doesn't want anymore children in her life.
So she decided to help another couple.
And she's just been amazing.
- Cheryl Tiegs

Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates
the alternatives within itself,
and so masters them.
- Theodor Adorno

But you're right, I did think about acting more and then decided against it.
- Todd Solondz

It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do.
Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along,
I decided to write one myself.
- Dan Castellaneta

The success of the second 'Austin Powers' caught us
by surprise a little bit.
We had decided not to do even a second one,
unless the audience wanted it and we could do something better.
- Jay Roach

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 decided to become an actor because I was failing
in school and I needed the credits.
- Dustin Hoffman

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up,
really.
So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school,
it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy

Basically there is no difference between whites and blacks,
browns and yellows.
I decided to think no more of people as Northerners and Southerners.
- Ethel Waters

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

The American people have decided that it was a mistake
to choose to go to war in Iraq.
- Raul Grijalva

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

Prince decided to move from Minneapolis to Toronto.
Jimmy Jam told me that they were living there now.
- Rick Dees

I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have
it be fun so I decided to stop.
I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record,
I was just kinda quitting.
- Evan Dando

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 decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them,
and enjoyed them.
- Nora Roberts

I decided that the only way there would be a future
was to start to cut back.
- Benjamin Cohen

So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office
to two-thirds into the movie,
after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and
share in their happiness.
- Arthur Hiller


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