Line(s) of the Day #ACivilAction

A Civil Action

(narrating) It’s like this. A dead plaintiff is rarely worth as much as a living, severely-maimed plaintiff. However, if it’s a long slow agonizing death, as opposed to a quick drowning or car wreck, the value can rise considerably. A dead adult in his 20s is generally worth less than one who is middle aged. A dead woman less than a dead man. A single adult less than one who’s married. Black less than white. Poor less than rich. The perfect victim is a white male professional, 40 years old, at the height of his earning power, struck down in his prime. And the most imperfect? Well, in the calculus of personal injury law, a dead child is worth the least of all.

Jan Schlichtman (John Travolta) in the legal drama A Civil Action (1998). Based on a true story, it told of a small firm’s fight to sue two companies for dumping toxic waste and poisoning local children.

Line(s) of the Day #OnlyFoolsAndHorses

Only Fools and Horses

Denzil: It’s closed!
Trigger: Well, it’s a bit late, innit?.
Del BoyWhat d’you mean ‘a bit late?’ You said it was open twenty-four hours a day!
Trigger: Yeah, but not at night!.

Paul Barber, Roger Lloyd-Pack and David Jason in the sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses (1981 – 2003)