America is a wall, and you're on the other side.

Carl Lee

And until we can see each other as equals, justice is never going to be even-handed. It will remain nothing more than a reflection of our own prejudices.

Jake Tyler Brigance

What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?

Jake Tyler Brigance

[to rapists] If I get any trouble outta you guys, I'm gonna integrate this jail.

Sheriff

D.A. Rufus Buckley: Do you think men who kidnap a child should be free in 10 years?
Carl Lee Hailey: No sir.
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Do you think two men who rape a child should be free in 10 years?
Carl Lee Hailey: No, sir.
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Do you think two men who hang a child should be free in 10 years?
Carl Lee Hailey: No.
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Well what do you think should happen? What would be a fair sentence?
Jake Tyler Brigance: Objection!
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Do you think they should deserve to die?
Jake Tyler Brigance: Don't answer that Carl Lee!
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Do you think they should deserve to die?
Carl Lee Hailey: Yes, they deserved to die and I hope they burn in hell!

It ain't easy saving the world, even one case at a time.

Lucien Wilbanks

I am a liberal Row-Ark. What I am not is a card-carrying ACLU radical.

Jake Tyler Brigance

Ellen Roark: Ever seen a man executed?
Jake Tyler Brigance: No.
Ellen Roark: What I suggest is you go to an execution, and see a man be killed. You watch him die, and you watch him beg!

She's being just like Pa. Just Like Pa!

Scarlett

I've always thought a good lashing with a buggy whip would benefit you immensely.

Rhett Butler

You go into the arena alone. The lions are hungry for you.

Rhett Butler

Scarlett: Rhett, don't. I shall faint.
Rhett Butler: I want you to faint. This is what you were meant for. None of the fools you've ever know have kissed you like this, have they? Your Charles, or your Frank, or your stupid Ashley.

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