Jake Tyler Brigance: There ain't nothin' more dangerous in this world than a fool with a cause.
Carl Lee Hailey: Looney? Dwayne? I made Ozzie bring me. Shit, Dwayne. We knowed each other since childhood. It's my fault. No matter what gets said in court. I knew what I was doing, and I sure didn't intend to hurt you, but just them two boys. I know it don't mean much now, but I'm sorry.
Lucien Wilbanks: If you win this case, justice will prevail, and if you lose, justice will also prevail. Now that is a strange case.
Jake Tyler Brigance: I am a liberal Row-Ark. What I am not is a card-carrying aclu radical.
Lucien Wilbanks: It ain't easy saving the world, even one case at a time.
Jake Tyler Brigance: I don't know what to say.
Ethel Twitty: There's nothing you can say. I know you didn't want any of this to happen, but it happened all the same. You wagered all our lives on this. You just went ahead and did what you felt you had to do, no matter what the cost. Some folks think that's brave. Not me, Jake. Now, you may win, but I think we've all lost here.
Jake Tyler Brigance: If this is a party, boys, where's the chips and beer? Otherwise, your being here seems a bit like illegal client solicitation, what with Carl Lee already having a lawyer and all.
Lucien Wilbanks: I can not promise you riches. What I can offer you the chance to save the world one case at a time.
Ethel Twitty: Will you help an old lady to her car?
Lucien Wilbanks: You don't need any help, Ethel. But I'd be honored to escort you to your automobile.
Jake Tyler Brigance: What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Our society cannot condone men who take the law into their own hands.
Ellen Roark: Did I mention that my father's filthy rich and I'll be working for free?