The best Quotes from The Lincoln Lawyer

The best Quotes from The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2005 novel, the 16th by American crime writer Michael Connelly. It introduces Los Angeles attorney Mickey Haller, half-brother of Connelly's mainstay character Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. It was adapted as a 2011 film of the same name, starring Matthew McConaughey. It has also been adapted into a television series starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, which premiered in 2022 on Netflix.

Los Angeles was the kind of place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody really droppped anchor.
Michael Connelly - The Brass Verdict
I view people two ways. They're either eye-for-an-eye people or they are turn-the-cheek people.
Maggie: "You've got Hayley tonight. Just calling to remind. Six o'clock, okay? Not 6:10. Not 6:05."
Mickey: "Who's the lucky guy? Do I know him?"
Mickey Haller - Season 1 Episode 1
Detective: "I need you to both leave. Now."
Lorna: "Dicky-do's, I'm telling you."
Detective: "What was that?"
Lorna: "That wasn't meant for you. But if you heard me, you heard me."
Lorna Crane - Season 1 Episode 1
The thing about this case, I need to win it in court and I need to win in the court of public opinion. The world is quick to cancel these days. Just take a look at my Twitter feed.
Trevor Elliott - Season 1 Episode 1
Working with your ex-wife is one thing, hiring her boyfriend is pushing it, even for you.
Lorna Crane - Season 1 Episode 1
Sometimes I think they teach it in the academy, how to piss people off. When you think of all the bad blood between the people and police, you'd think "how not to piss people off" would be in the curriculum.
Lorna Crane - Season 1 Episode 1
Trevor: "In court, before you can win, you gotta believe you can win."
Izzy: "But what if you don't?"
Trevor: "Then you better fake it 'til you make it."
Trevor Elliott - Season 1
One thing I know... success is all about momentum.
Trevor Elliott - Season 1
Everybody lies. Even the best liars give themselves away.
Trevor Elliott - Season 1
Don't ask questions you don't want answers to.
Season 1

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You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more.
You can't patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.
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There were a billion lights out there on the horizon and I knew that all of them put together weren't enough to light the darkness in the hearts of some men.
Michael Connelly in The Scarecrow
What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?
Michael Connelly in The Last Coyote
We're all seeking order. We're all seeking control.
The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote that when you look into the darkness of the abyss the abyss looks into you. Probably no other line or thought more inspires or informs my work.
I've sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn't capture the characters.
The books I've written the fastest were the best reviewed and sold the best.
Life is a series of commas, not periods.
There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.
There aren't many things that are universally cool, and it's cool not to litter. I'd never do it.
Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.
In Texas, there is a certain honor of being a Texan that is doing something the best that you can.
Oh yeah, that's the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, he's the real deal, isn't he? He doesn't get the girl, and he doesn't care.
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I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.
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Yeah, I made it. It sneaks up on you. You're some schmuck and you wake up one day and you go, Good God, I'm the cheese.
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Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
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A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife.
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That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
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Welcome to a city where people trying to disappear aren't actually trying.
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I lived in L.A. for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
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Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right!
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Even in the darkness, diamonds still shine.
Girl from Nowhere - Season 1 Episode 3
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Why would anyone want to be a pirate? It's the best thing there is. Wind in your back. The salty sea air. Loyal crew by your side.
Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece - Netflix Live Action
What if everything that came from the past were influenced by the future?
It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
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Don't exploit an advantage just because it emerges; wait until the optimal moment, then strike.
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Ats Ayittey: "Excuse me but this is the quiet carriage."
Stefan Tovell: "Shut the f*ck up then."
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"Hey. Do you like bad boys?"
"Sure do. Let me know if you find one."
Billie Connelly in Sex/Life - Season 1 Episode 1

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