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12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) Quotes

  • Juror No. 3: You're talking about a matter of seconds! Nobody can be that accurate
    Juror No. 3: You're talking about a matter of seconds! Nobody can be that accurate.
    Juror No. 8: I think testimony that could put a boy into the electric chair should be that accurate
    Juror No. 8: I think testimony that could put a boy into the electric chair should be that accurate.


  • Juror #8: I just want to talk.
    Juror #7: What's there to talk about? Eleven of us think he's guilty. No one had to think about it twice except you.


  • Juror #5: Boy oh boy, it's really hot, huh? Pardon me, but don't you ever sweat?
    Juror #4: No, I don't.


  • Juror #7: You a Yankee fan?
    Juror #5: No, Baltimore.
    Juror #7: Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crowbar once a day.


  • Juror #10: Oh, listen, I don't see what all this stuff about the knife has got to do with anything. Somebody saw the kid stab his father, what more do we need? You guys can talk the ears right off my head, you know what I mean? I got three garages of mine going to pot while you're talking! So let's get down and get out of here!


  • Juror #3: That business before when that tall guy, what's-his-name, was trying to bait me? That doesn't prove anything. I'm a pretty excitable person. I mean, where does he come off calling me a public avenger, sadist and everything? Anyone in his right mind would blow his stack. He was just trying to bait me.
    Juror #4: He did an excellent job.


  • Juror #12: Oh, come on. Nobody can know a thing like that. This isn't an exact science.


  • Juror #8: Look, there was one alleged eye witness to this killing. Someone else claims he heard the killing, saw the boy run out afterwards and there was a lot of circumstantial evidence. But, actually, those two witnesses were the entire case for the prosecution. Supposing they're wrong?


  • Juror #11: He's right, that is no answer. What kind of a man are you? You've been sitting here with some baseball tickets burning a hole in your pocket. I can talk to you like that. Guilty or Not Guilty? ....... WHY.
    Juror #11: He's right, that is no answer. What kind of a man are you? You've been sitting here with some baseball tickets burning a hole in your pocket.


  • Juror #2: You said we could throw out all the other evidence!


  • Juror #10: Bright? He's a common ignorant slob. He don't even speak good English.
    Juror #11: *Doesn't* even speak good English.


  • Juror #2: jumping like a ping pong ball
    Juror #2: Jumping like a ping pong ball.


  • Juror #6: Well, I'm not used to supposin'. I'm just a workin' man. My boss does all the supposin' - but I'll try one. Supposin' you talk us all out of this and, uh, the kid really did knife his father?


  • Juror #10: Bright? He's a common ignorant slob. He don't even speak good English.
    Juror #11: ''Doesn't" even speak good English.
    Juror #11: Doesn't even speak good English.


  • Juror #8: Prejudice always obscures the truth.


  • Juror #3: What's the matter matter with you?
    Juror #4: I have a reasonable doubt
    Juror #4: I have a reasonable doubt.


  • Juror #8: Your a sadist.
    Juror #8: Ever since you walked into this room, you've been acting like a self-appointed public avenger! You want to see this boy die because you personally want it, not because of the facts! You're a sadist! [Three lunges wildly at Eight, who holds his ground. Several jurors hold Three back]
    Juror #2: I'll kill you.
    Juror #3: I'll kill him! I'LL KILL HIM!
    Juror #8: Would you really do that?
    Juror #8: You don't *really* mean you'll kill me, do you?


  • Juror #2: It's hard to put into words. I just think he's guilty. I thought it was obvious from the word, 'Go'. Nobody proved otherwise.
    Juror #8: Nobody has to prove otherwise. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. The defendant doesn't even have to open his mouth. That's in the Constitution.


  • Juror #8: It's always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don't really know what the truth is. I don't suppose anybody will ever really know. Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we're just gambling on probabilities - we may be wrong. We may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don't know. Nobody really can. But we have a reasonable doubt, and that's something that's very valuable in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it's SURE. We nine can't understand how you three are still so sure. Maybe you can tell us.


  • Juror #6: Well, I'm not used to supposin'. I'm just a workin' man. My boss does all the supposin' - but I'll try one. Supposin' you talk us all out of this and, uh, the kid really did knife his father?


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