Lucien Wilbanks Quotes
Ethel Twitty: Will you help an old lady to her car?
Lucien Wilbanks: You don't need any help, Ethel. But I'd be honored to escort you to your automobile.
Harry Rex Vonner: Lucien, I thought you were dead.
Lucien Wilbanks: I'm trying.
Jake Tyler Brigance: I need a drink.
Lucien Wilbanks: At three o'clock in the afternoon? What would your wife think?
Jake Tyler Brigance: I'm my own man, Lucien. I drink when I want to.
Lucien Wilbanks: When did she leave town?
Jake Tyler Brigance: This morning.
If you win this case, justice will prevail, and if you lose, justice will also prevail. Now that is a strange case.
Lucien Wilbanks: You wanted this case, well you've got it. It isn't easy saving the world even one case at a time, but you stick with it. You just might have a knack for it. Don't do what I did. Don't quit.
Jake Tyler Brigance: What are you talking about, quit. You're a hero Lucien.
Lucien Wilbanks: Hero my ass. Do you think the world needed me beating cops heads on that picket line. I was needed here. In that courtroom. And I let them push me, I gave them an excuse to kick me out and now I can never plead a case in there again. You can. You're an attorney. Be proud. You job is to find justice no matter how well she may hide herself from you. So you go on in there and you do your job.
I can not promise you riches. What I can offer you the chance to save the world one case at a time.
Jake Tyler Brigance: I can't be you, Lucien.
Lucien Wilbanks: Don't be me, Jake. Be better than me.
It ain't easy saving the world, even one case at a time.