15 Quotes from The Firm book by John Grisham

The Firm

Hello. This post is a collection of 15 quotes from the book - The Firm by John Grisham. I hope you enjoy reading these quotes.

The Firm Quotes

If you join our firm, put in ten hard years, make partner and put in ten more years, and you’re not a millionaire at the age of forty-five, you’ll be the first in twenty years.

We hire only the best legal secretaries and we pay more than any other firm in town. You’re looking at the best, not necessarily the prettiest.

Alcohol and lawyers go together like blood and vampires. Most lawyers drink like fish, and the profession is plagued with alcoholism.

Some of the most unethical people I’ve met have been my own clients.

It’s easy to pad a file when your client is a multimillionaire who wants to screw the government and wants you to do it legally.

When you were in law school you had some noble idea of what a lawyer should be. A champion of individual rights; a defender of the Constitution; a guardian of the oppressed; an advocate for your client’s principles. Then after you practice for six months you realize we’re nothing but hired guns. Mouthpieces for sale to the highest bidder, available to anybody, any crook, any sleazebag with enough money to pay our outrageous fees.

Panic is a way of life in a major law firm, and clients like Sonny Capps can cause ulcers. Our clients are our only assets, so we kill ourselves for them.

Wives can really get in the way, can’t they?

Don’t mention the firm to me. I don’t want to hear about what they like or dislike, or what they do or don’t do, or what they encourage or discourage.

Listen, son. You’re a very bright young man, and you’re on your way to big bucks. Don’t screw it up. Just work hard, play the game, buy new cars, build bigger homes, the works. Just like all the other guys. Don’t try to be no hero.

The Mob never forgets. They’re worse than elephants.

Any lawyer worth his salt knew the first offer had to be rejected. Always.

Lawyers have a sixth sense and can almost smell if a secretary or a clerk has been in a file.

Today is the first time in my life I’ve ever thought about dying. And if you don’t think about death, you don’t appreciate life.

There are worse things than sailing around the Caribbean with eight million bucks in the bank.

Quotes by - Deepak Kundu

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