Judge Langlois: Wild companions, gambling, running around St James' like a neck-or-nothing young blood of the fancy. What kind of lawyer will that make?
Tom Lefroy: Typical.
Tom Lefroy: I would regard it as a mark of extreme favour if you would stoop to honour me with this next dance.
Tom Lefroy: I... I depend entirely upon.
Jane Austen: Upon your Uncle. And I depend on you. So what will you do?
Tom Lefroy: What I must. I have a duty to my family, Jane. I must think of them as well as.
Jane Austen: Tom... Is that... Is that all you have to say to me?
Jane Austen: Goodbye, Mr. Lefroy.
Jane Austen: This, by the way, is called a country dance, after the French, contredanse. Not because it is exhibited at an uncouth rural assembly with glutinous pies, execrable Madeira, and truly anarchic dancing.
Tom Lefroy: You judge the company severely, madam.
Jane Austen: I was describing what you'd be thinking.
Tom Lefroy: Allow me to think for myself.
Jane Austen: Gives me leave to do the same, sir, and come to a different conclusion.
Frederick Aiken: I think she's as guilty as Booth. How can I possibly defend her?
Reverdy Johnson: You assume that she's guilty, like the Commission. You don't have any proof.
Frederick Aiken: Proof or no, don't give a damn what happens to her.
Reverdy Johnson: I tell you what. If you can prove that she's guilty, you can take yourself off the case.
Frederick Aiken: Thank you, sir.
Reverdy Johnson: You think it'll be that easy?
Frederick Aiken: I know it.
Frederick Aiken: If John Surratt was part of this conspiracy, I pray that he receives every punishment known to man. But if his mother can be convicted on such insufficient evidence, I tell you, none of you are safe.
Frederick Aiken: Members of the commission, do not permit this injustice to Mary Surratt by sacrificing our sacred rights out of revenge. Too many of us have laid down our lives to preserve them.
Joseph Holt: Inter arma, silent leges. "In times of war, the law falls silent."
Frederick Aiken: It shouldn't.
Judge Wylie: You believe she's innocent?
Frederick Aiken: I don't know. But if we don't get a proper trial, we never will.
Scott Summers: Tell me how to fix this, Charles! Tell me what to do.
Professor Charles Xavier: I don't know what to do.
Erik Lehnsherr: The world is on the brink.
Professor Charles Xavier: I'm sorry, I didn't stop this sooner.
Erik Lehnsherr: You're always sorry, Charles. And there's always a speech. But nobody cares.
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