Judge David Burnett: I'm not gonna allow you to drag in every possible suspect unless you've got something to tie those persons to some event in this case.
Ron Lax: But if these three boys are innocent, would you want three families to lose their children too?
Terry Hobbs: You're supposed to be a grieving mother. You start behaving like one. You hear me?
Ron Lax: Come on, Jerry. All that occult crime, Satanic panic stuff's been studied by the FBI and they said it's all smoke and no fire.
Jerry Driver: I know what I've seen with my own two eyes, and I'm telling you evidence of occult activity was everywhere that summer.
Ron Lax: Since when do we depend on police reports?
Margaret Lax: The police seem so certain, are you sure you wanna do this?
Ron Lax: Yes. Yes I am.
Margaret Lax: It's just that sometimes you take these things so personally. You know, you lose perspective. You get obsessed.
Ron Lax: That's right, Magggie. When I see something like this happen, when I see a town lose three of its children, and they sacrifice three more for revenge, then I do take it personally.
Damien Echols: I guess I'm just self-destructive.
Judge David Burnett: And I'll repeat, I am acutely aware there's a great deal of emotion involved, and this court will not tolerate any verbal outburst, any display of emotion, whatsoever.