Primal Fear

Primal Fear quotes

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Martin Vail

Why gamble with money when you can gamble with people's lives? That was a joke. All right, I'll tell you. I believe in the notion, that people are innocent until proven guilty. I believe in that notion because I choose to believe in the basic goodness of people. I choose to believe that not all crimes are committed by bad people. And I try to understand that some very, very good people do some very bad things.

I got you. You're the lawyer. Well, you sure ****ed this one up, didn't you, counselor? Looks to me like they're gonna shoot ol' Aaron so full o' poison it's gonna come out his eyes!

If you lay that tough-man shit on Aaron again, I will kick your ****in' ass to Sunday!

[about Aaron] Hell, he couldn't kick his own ass.

Janet Venable: Do you know what I would do if someone did that to me? I would kill him, I wouldn't hesitate. I would stab him 78 times. I would chop off his fingers, slash his throat open, carve numbers in his chest, gouge out his eyes, I swear to God!... But that's me.

Joey Pinero: How are they going to kill a man who never sleeps?

Judge Miriam Shoat: You are making a mockery of my courtroom and I'm not going to allow it. I suggest you start representing your client and stop representing yourself.

Naomi Chance: But that means you have to change the plea to insanity, which you can't do mid-trial, unless of course you're planning on a career change.

Martin: : On my first day of law school, my professor says two things. "First, from this day forward, when your mother tells you she loves you - get a second opinion."
Jack Connerman: [chuckles] And?
Martin: "If you want justice, go to a whorehouse. If you wanna get ****ed, go to court."

Martin: Come on... all you have to do is turn around.
Janet: I thought you liked it better like this. That way you don't have to look at the person.
Martin: You're mean. Look at me. Come on. Let's go find a bar you can still smoke in.
Janet: Thanks for the invite, but I don't like one-night stands all that much.
Martin: We saw each other for months.
Janet: It was a one-night stand, Marty. It just lasted six months.

Martin: Mr. Pinero has never been convicted of anything. Cops jumped him, he was left bleeding in the snow. It's a miracle he survived. Having said that, I am not opposed to a settlement.
John Shaughnessy: A million-five and Pinero leaves the state.
Martin: You can't limit a citizen's right to live wherever he wants to. Legally, that's unenforceable.
John Shaughnessy: Whether or not it's enforceable or just a gentleman's agreement, Mr. Pinero will know what we want.

Martin: Yeah, I'm Martin Vail, from the public defender's office. I'm handling the Aaron Stampler case.
Cop: Hmm, The Butcher Boy.
Martin: Yes, thank you, I forgot his real name.

Tommy: That... is... a... bullshit story!
Martin: No, that's our bullshit story.

John Shaughnessy: Listen to me Marty, it's a mistake to stick your thumbs in the eyes of the most powerful people in the city.
Martin: I'm not aiming for their eyes.
John Shaughnessy: Don't **** with me, Marty.

Janet: [arguing before the judge] Next thing you know, he'll be objecting to introducing the murder weapon into evidence!
Martin: Well, now that you bring it up...