We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.
Mario Puzo (The Godfather)
Has he come armed, then?” she asked anxiously. “Has he brought a pistol or a sword?” Ian shook his head, his dark hair lifting wildly in the wind. “Oh, no, Mam!” he said. “It’s worse. He’s brought a lawyer!
Diana Gabaldon, Voyager
It is a pleasant world we live in, sir, a very pleasant world. There are bad people in it, Mr. Richard, but if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”
Charles Dickens (The Old Curiosity Shop)
The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. Will Rogers
You advised him not to get a lawyer, giving as one of your reasons the opinion that lawyers are a pain in the ass. Gentlemen, the pain is here. -Reggie Love”
John Grisham (The Client)