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Sam Waterston Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Legal

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?
- Antonin Scalia

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

I'm sure I took some licks at the system,
and at trials and lawyers in general.
I've seen enough of them for so many years both as
a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
- Joseph Wambaugh

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

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

Lawyers (are) operators of the toll bridge across which
anyone in search of justice has to pass.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

Reduce the number of lawyers.
They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
- Donald Rumsfeld

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
- Shirin Ebadi

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

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 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

The more lawyers there are, the more people are out
there to encourage others not to go to law school.
- David E. Kelley

I was trained to be an actor, not a star.
I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame
and agents and lawyers and the press.
- Gene Hackman

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

The only difference between doctors and lawyers is
that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you,
too.
- Anton Chekhov

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
The shift from the one to the other was definitely
related to when the takes started to get big.
- David Crosby

Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there,
but because they have no business.
- Washington Irving

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

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

Lawyers are predators in grey worsted.
- Tom Holt

Man, I just feel blessed...
I was in a situation where the only way I could come
out of it was by putting my faith in God.
No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had,
everything was just stacked up against me.
- Puff Daddy

Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined,
so they are less willing to defend political defendants.
- Shirin Ebadi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was really weird, when this thing started,
to hear lawyers and MTV people calling me and actually saying 'ButtHead.'
People tried to avoid it too.
- Mike Judge


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