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Johnnie Cochran Quotes





Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.
 

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
 

I understand about this idea of terror and what it means to Americans and this idea that we can't just walk around free like we did; life has changed.
 

I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation.
 

If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense.
 

If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.
 

In this room we're all here together, but there's probably a lot of different views, people sitting here thinking, I don't own any slaves, all the slaves are dead. Why am I responsible? My family were immigrants, too.
 

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.
 

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I've loved every minute of it.
 

Since the Puffy Combs case in New York, I will not try any more criminal cases.
 

The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change.
[Change]
 

We've got to be judged by how we do in times of crisis.