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!

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

Jake Tyler Brigance

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

Jake Tyler Brigance