Liz: So why lawyering?
Caleb: I like this country. I’ve seen other places I don’t like, and I want it to stay the same. What are you thinking?
Liz: I was just thinking that I haven’t lived much of a life.
Caleb: No, no you have. I know enough to know you have.
Liz: This, this is how we got in trouble last time.
Caleb: I know, but I didn’t mind it.
Liz: Caleb, I am your…
Caleb: Superior?
Liz: Where should we go?

Julius Play Counterpart: My god, look at yourself.
Julius: Go away. You don’t exist.
Julius Play Counterpart: You damn right. A conservative with principles. There don’t seem to be any of those around here.
Julius: Well, it’s very easy for you to stay true to your principles. You don’t live in the real world.
Julius Play Counterpart: Go ahead. Make excuses for what you’ve become.
Julius: What’s that?
Julius Play Counterpart: A bad judge. Someone slides a piece of paper with Memo 618 across your desk and you fold like origami.

Diane: I think you and I should have lunch.
Julius: Why?
Diane: To trade information about Memo 618.

What Major Brigham wants you to forget is that there are limits to obedience, even in the Army. Apparently, he forgot his training, but I haven’t, and I’m sure you haven’t either. The chain of command doesn’t mean you do everything your CO tells you. Every grunt learns on the first day there are commands and commanders you must disobey.


Hi, I’m… I’m sorry. I didn’t know we were coming, or I’d have worn pants.


Marissa: If you feel guilty get her a gift, something a rich person needs.
Lucca: What does a rich person need?
Marissa: Love.

Julius: Is there something I can help you with sir?
Visitor: Oh no, you’re doing great already. Your instincts are right on the money, and you’re young enough to go the distance, so maybe I can help you.
Julius: With what?
Visitor: I move people up the ladder.
Julius: What are you talking about?
Visitor: You don’t become an appellate judge by seniority. You get there by listening. You just keep doing what you’re doing. I just wanted to say hello.

Adrian: He’s satirizing our firm, Liz. He has me as some pathetic masochistic mother*cker who’s craving domination from Diane Lockhart.
Liz: Diane, she’s in it too?
Adrian: A character based on her.
Liz: So this guy wrote a play to get back at us. So what?
Adrian: They gave him a standing ovation, Liz. People stood and cheered.

Diane: No, you did not?
Brian: No, I requested your ass.
Diane: And what does that mean?
Brian: It means your ass.
Diane: Are you refusing to answer?
Brian: No, I am answering. I have requested your ass. Do you want me to spell it out for you?
Diane: I have asked you whether you cited a legal ruling in requesting this recess.
Brian: Yes, and I have answered.
Diane: Would you like me to call the judge and insist on your compliance?
Brian: I would like you to call your ass.
Diane [to stenographer]: Are you getting this?
Brian: Here, let me help. I have told the plaintiff’s lawyer to call her own ass.
Gabe: And people make fun of the way I practice law.

Diane: You’re worried?
Kurt: My only regret from last year was not taking the threat against you more seriously.
Diane: That wouldn’t have made any difference.
Kurt: You could have stopped working with your political nuts.
Diane: This is different. This is… this isn’t about politics.
Kurt: I just don’t…
Diane: What?
Kurt: I don’t want to lose you.
Diane: I don’t want to be lost.

Lucca: There’s no purchase there, sir.
Firth: How do you mean?
Lucca: She’s just lonely from her divorce. She wants a friend.
Firth: You not want to go?
Lucca: No, I just… I want to be useful to the firm.
Firth: Then go. You’ll earn $850 an hour, including travel. More importantly, you’ll keep our top client happy.
Lucca: I feel like I’m being prostituted, sir.
Firth: For 10 years, Marlon Brando wanted me by his side on his island Teriaroa just in case any legal issues came up. There were no legal issues ever. All I did all day was sit on the beach and drink Mai Tais. Know why he wanted me there? A year earlier, I had made a funny “knock-knock” joke in a meeting. I made him laugh. The rich are not like us. They are the cheapest people on earth until they want a friend. She wants a friend, so I need you to go and be that friend.

Charlotte: So here we are for some culture: C**ksucker in Chains.
Adrian: The asterisk means it’s classy.

The Good Fight Quotes

Bad things happen to good people.


Maia: Are we on the right side on this one?
Diane: We're on a necessary side. People I thought with all my heart were guilty turned out to be innocent and people I thought were saints, they weren't. That's why you don't go on instinct. You wait, you listen and watch. Eventually everyone reveals himself.