People aren't mean. They're just polite liars.

Alicia

Reese Dipple's the reason you're not at the firm. You sway Peter on this bill and Dipple will sprinkle rose petals as you step off the elevator.

Cary

Who do you want to come home to every night? Who do you want to see when you open your door?

Lucca

Michael: What's the difference between inept and incompetent?
Jason: About six letters

This place is insane.

Jason

You are here because I need you here. I don't like people but I like you.

Lucca

Cockroaches are not romantic.

Diane

If you don't want a story told, it's better to tell it yourself.

Eli

Client: Does it ever get easier?
Alicia: No, but you do get better at it.

Cary: (to Alicia and Will, before taking Alicia's deposition) This is funny, isn't it? All these connections. My old workplace, my old boss, my old coworker... and my new boss competing with your husband. And then there's you two and... your thing.
Will: Chicago. Shall we start?

Will: I heard peer review was rough.
Alicia: A bit. How important is it?
Will: I don't know. We're trying to figure that out. You think it's stupid?
Alicia: I think it encourages people to denigrate each other to save their jobs.
Will: I read your reviews. You didn't.

Alicia: She's innocent.
Will: So is my four-year old niece, but I wouldn't put her on the stand, either.

Good Wife Quotes

People aren't mean. They're just polite liars.

Alicia

Reese Dipple's the reason you're not at the firm. You sway Peter on this bill and Dipple will sprinkle rose petals as you step off the elevator.

Cary