– Louis Nizer
In cross-examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.
– Robert H. Jackson
I used to say that . . . I made three arguments of every case. First came the one that I planned – as I thought, logical, coherent, complete. Second was the one actually presented –interrupted, incoherent, disjointed, disappointing. The third was the utterly devasting argument that I thought of after going to bed that night
– Lenny Bruce
In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
- Lord Diplock
That is the beauty of the common law, it is a maze and not a motorway.
He who represents himself has a fool for a client.