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  • John Milton: Look, but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.


  • John Milton: Free will. It's like butterfly wings: once touched, they never get off the ground. No, I only set the stage. You pull your own strings.


  • Kevin Lomax: satan
    Kevin Lomax: Satan.
    John Milton: call me dad
    John Milton: Call me Dad.


  • John Milton: Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.


  • Christabella: WHATS THE ONE ABOUT LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH .TASTE BUT DON'T SWALLOW
    Christabella: Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.
    John Milton: Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.


  • Kevin Lomax: Lose?! I don't lose! I WIN! I'M A LAWYER!


  • John Milton: Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.


  • John Milton: You were right about one thing. I have been watching. Couldn't help myself. Watching, waiting, holding my breath. But I'm no puppeteer, Kevin. I don't make things happen. Doesn't work like that.


  • John Milton: The law, my boy, puts us into everything. It's the ultimate backstage pass. It's the new priesthood, baby. Did you know there are more students in law school than lawyers walking the Earth?


  • John Milton: Law is the ultimate backstage pass. There are now more students in law schools than lawyers walking the streets.


  • John Milton: Don't get too cocky, my boy. No matter how good you are, don't ever let them see you coming. That's the gaffe, my friend. You gotta keep yourself small. Innocuous. Be the little guy. You know, the nerd... the leper... shit-kickin' serf. Look at me. Underestimated from day one. You'd never think I was a master of the universe, now would ya?


  • John Milton: Free will. It's like butterfly wings: once touched, they never get off the ground. No, I only set the stage. You pull your own strings.


  • John Milton: Lawyers are the devil's ministry.


  • John Milton: That's our secret. Kill you with kindness.


  • Mrs. Lomax: Behold I send you out as sheep amidst the wolves.


  • Kevin Lomax: You know what scares me? I quit the case, she gets better... and I hate her for it. I don't want to resent her!


  • John Milton: Free will. It's like butterfly wings: once touched, they never get off the ground. No, I only set the stage. You pull your own strings.


  • John Milton: You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there? As we're scrambling from one deal to the next, who's got his eye on the planet? As the air thickens, the water sours, even bees' honey takes on the metallic taste of radioactivity... and it just keeps coming, faster and faster. There's no chance to think, to prepare; it's buy futures, sell futures... when there is no future. We got a runaway train, boy. We got a billion Eddie Barzoons all jogging into the future. Every one of them is getting ready to fistfuck God's ex-planet, lick their fingers clean, as they reach out toward their pristine, cybernetic keyboards to tote up their fucking billable hours. And then it hits home. You got to pay your own way,


  • Kevin Lomax: Are we negotiating?
    John Milton: Always.


  • Kevin Lomax: Is this a test?
    Pam Garrety: Isn't everything?


  • Kevin Lomax: "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven", is that it?
    Kevin Lomax: 'Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven', is that it?
    John Milton: Why not? I'm here on the ground with my nose in it since the whole thing began. I've nurtured every sensation man's been inspired to have. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him. In spite of all his imperfections, I'm a fan of man! I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist.
    John Milton: Why not? I'm here on the ground with my nose in it since the whole thing began. I've nurtured every sensation man's been inspired to have. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him. In spite of all his imperfections, I'm a fan of man! I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist.


  • John Milton: Don't get too cocky my boy. No matter how good you are don't ever let them see you coming. That's the gaffe my friend. You gotta keep yourself small. Innocuous. Be the little guy. You know, the nerd... the leper... shit-kickin' surfer.


  • John Milton: Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.


  • John Milton: (about love) "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate."
    John Milton: [about love] Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.


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