Joseph Teller’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Joseph Teller Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Joseph Teller, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Joseph Teller you will find my Ten favourites of Joseph Teller’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“But sometimes one out of three can be good enough.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

 “Jaywalker’s suitemates (a word he’d grown especially fond of, ever since the spellcheck feature on his computer had tried to correct it to sodomites) included two P.I. lawyers (the initials standing for personal injury, a considerably more polite designation than the also-used A.C. for ambulance chaser); an immigration practitioner named Herman Greenberg, who, in a stroke of marketing genius, had had his business cards printed on green card stock, forever earning himself the aka Herman Greencard; a bankruptcy specialist known in-house as “Fuck-the-Creditors” Feinblatt; an older guy who did nothing but chain-smoke, cough, read the Law Journal and handle real estate closings; and a woman who didn’t seem to do much of anything at all but wait for her next Big Case to walk through the door, her last Big Case having walked out the door fifteen years ago.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

“Over the next twenty years, he earned a reputation as a renegade among renegades. It was almost as though he was determined to give new meaning to the term unorthodox. He broke every rule in the book, defied all the axioms ever preached about how to try a case, and in the process managed to infuriate at least a score of seasoned prosecutors and otherwise unflappable judges. But he also built a record unlike anything ever seen outside Hollywood or television land. In a business where district attorneys’ offices routinely boasted of conviction rates of anywhere from sixty-five to ninety-five percent, and where many defense lawyers heard the words Not guilty only at an arraignment, Jaywalker achieved an acquittal rate of just over ninety percent.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

 “By the time a Jaywalker jury retired to deliberate on a case, they’d come to understand, truly understand, that it wasn’t their job to figure out whether or not the defendant had committed the crime. Rather, it was their job to figure out whether, based upon the evidence produced in the courtroom, or the lack of such evidence, the prosecution had succeeded in proving that the defendant had committed the crime, and whether it had done so beyond all reasonable doubt.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

 “Jaywalker was the only criminal defense lawyer in the suite. For one reason or another, criminal defense lawyers have always been pretty much solo practitioners, and those who’ve attempted to organize them into groups or associations, or even gather them under a single roof, have tended to come away from the experience feeling as though they’ve been trying to line up snakes single file.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

 “But her smile was just a bit too smug and stayed on her face just a moment too long for it to be simply that. It was a smile of satisfaction, a smile of triumph over having pulled something off despite overwhelming odds. But Jaywalker had absolutely no clue what it really meant.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

“Truth could be a slippery thing, far more elusive and hard to get your hands around than a simple black-or-white, up-or-down concept like guilty or not guilty. Sometimes things aren’t what they seem to be. Sometimes they are. And sometimes, you just don’t know.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

 “But evidently it wasn’t meant to be. When it unraveled, it unraveled in a hurry.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

“Sometimes things aren’t what they seem to be. But sometimes they are.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

“When it happened, it happened quietly, with no fanfare.”
― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

10 Famous Quotes by Author Joseph Teller

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Joseph Teller, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Joseph Teller.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Joseph Teller. 

One Final Bonus – Joseph Teller Quote 

“His name wasn’t really Jaywalker, of course. Once it had been Harrison J. Walker. But he hated Harrison, which had struck him as overly pretentious and WASPy, for as long as he could remember being aware of such things. And he hated Harry even more, associating it with a bald head, a potbelly and the stub of a day-old cigar. So, long ago, he’d taken to calling himself Jay Walker, and somewhere along the line someone had blurred that into Jaywalker. Which had been all right with him; the truth was, he’d never had the patience to stand on a curb waiting for a light without a pair of eyes of its own to tell him whether it was safe to cross or not, or the discipline to walk from midblock to corner to midblock again, all in order to end up directly across from where he’d started out in the first place. He answered his office phone (his soon-to-be former office phone) “Jaywalker,” responded unthinkingly to “Mr. Jaywalker,” and when asked on some form or other to supply a surname or a given name (for the life of him, he’d never been able to figure out which was which), he simply wrote “Jaywalker” in both blanks, resulting in a small but not insignificant portion of his mail arriving addressed to “Mr. Jaywalker Jaywalker.” It was sort of like being Major Major, he decided, or Woolly Woolly. Names, he’d come to believe, were vastly overrated.”

― Joseph Teller, The Tenth Case

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