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Tom Holt Quotes and Sayings

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Lawyers are predators in grey worsted.
- Tom Holt

It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings
pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening,
once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger.
- Tom Holt

The best definition of an immortal is someone who hasn't died yet.
- Tom Holt

Luck, like a Russian car, generally only works if you push it.
- Tom Holt

 

I try and do 2,500 words a day, every day of the year.
- Tom Holt

New technology is useful, but it's inefficient and ugly;
it knows it'll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow,
so it has no incentive to be anything else.
- Tom Holt

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot,
sunny day.
It's never really caught on in the UK,
probably because the last time we had a hot,
sunny day was back in 1957.
- Tom Holt

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Everything is out there if you know how to find it,
and have the patience.
I don't and haven't, but that's my problem.
- Tom Holt

I don't read the Sunday papers; or the dailies,
either.
- Tom Holt

Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.
- Tom Holt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished
by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win
frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies.
- Thomas Sowell

A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it's not my fault I like to eat.
- Neil Cavuto

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly
because of the lack of civility.
Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them.
The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.
- James E. Rogers

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
- Charles Dickens

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

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

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 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

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

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

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason
that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers;
not enough women have the time for careers.
- Dorothy Fields

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

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 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

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

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

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

In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.
- G. B. Trudeau

I don't sell enough books to pay for the lawyers,
however.
And these various problems finally became too much.
- Peter Sotos

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

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money,
and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers,
that's for damn sure.
- Jon Bon Jovi

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

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

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

There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically
instruments of whoever their clients are,
and they pride themselves on their professional craft.
- Cass Sunstein

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

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Benjamin Franklin


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