Will: Kalinda is to be given a salary bump over Blake's. He is not her supervisor.
Bond: No.
Will: Then we got a problem, because this is the deal. Either we bump Kalinda's salary above Blake's, or the waters won't be calmed.

Alicia: (after asking about her background check) That's not what I wanted to talk about when I asked before. It...
Will: I know what it is.
Alicia: You...? How do you know?
Will: Diane told me.
Alicia: Are we possibly talking about two different things?
Will: Diane asked you to join her at her new firm.

Will: I've got your back, Kalinda. Just make sure you got mine.
Kalinda: I always have... and I always will.

Will: In Chicago, you need your friends three times: at your wedding, your wake, and your first indictment.

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.

Kalinda: Your office is... small.
Cary: Yes. Small, but pure.
Kalinda: So, in the third year, do you get a window?

Donna: (to Kalinda) Everything's fine. I didn't talk to anybody. I didn't tell anybody your secrets. And if this guy approaches me...
Kalinda: Blake.
Donna: I won't tell him how heartless you can be, how insensitive, how self-preservation is your number one concern, and after four months, you can barely say hello. I won't tell him any of that, okay?

You know the one thing I hate more than a backroom deal, Eli, is a failed backroom deal.

Peter

Glenn Childs: Peter, you know your mistake-- never show your opponent your weak flank.
Peter: Well, we both have weak flanks; and the person that leaked your depo was trying to weaken us both.
Glenn Childs: Your mysterious third candidate?
Peter: Presiding Judge Adler.
Glenn Childs: That might prove a bit difficult.
Peter: Not after she retires. Now, when I was in office, I investigated her for judicial bribes.
Glenn Childs: So use it, Peter. Why do you need me?
Peter: Well, my guess is that you have more.

Cary: You've been served.
Alicia: I've... For what?
Cary: State's attorney has asked me to head up an inquiry to look into the leak of Mr. Childs' deposition. Now, I'm going to try and expedite this, Alicia, so that you don't have a cloud hanging over your head.
Alicia: (ironically) Thank you so much.
Cary: You're welcome. (he pauses) Personally, I know that you would never break the law in this manner, so I'm sure it's just a formality. And if it's not, then we'll be pursuing a disbarment hearing.

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?

Owen: (about Peter) Are you going to leave him?
Alicia: Owen, please don't.
Owen: He's two-faced.
Alicia: Everyone's two-faced.
Owen: You're not.
Alicia: Yes, I am.
Owen: Then you've changed.
Alicia: No. Issues got more complex, and I grew up.

Good Wife Quotes

It's hard to be on this side.

Cary

I'm wearing Old Spice.

Josh Perotti