Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) quotes

 

Director
Dan Gilroy.

Cast
Denzel Washington.
Colin Farrell.
Carmen Ejogo.

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action

Each of us is better than the worst thing we ever did.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

I’m tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

The real enemies aren’t the ones on the outside, they’re on the inside.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

You know, all those years of practicing, scouring law books, achieving technical triumphs through loopholes and ambiguities, none of which were adequate to same me from the reality of my present situation. Then today, in the middle of nowhere, lost, I had a revelation; an insight so sweeping, so clear. It’s me George. See, I didn’t see it before because I never experienced the other side. I’m the defendant and the plaintiff simultaneously. I file against myself, I represent myself, I convict myself, hereby expanding the full scope of the legal desert, because the judgment’s built in. The only thing left is forgiveness and I grant that to myself. An act doesn’t make the person guilty unless the mind is guilty as well.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Well, I’m sorry for taking a nanosecond off of your assembly-line, rubber stamp existence.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

We are formed of frailty and error. Let us pardon reciprocally each other’s follies. That is the first law of nature.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

The ability to have conflicting ideas in one’s head takes effort.
– Roman J. Israel, Esq.

What a freak.
– Jeff
You stand on his shoulders.
– Maya Alston