"So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war was legal."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Clare Short on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Clare Short on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Clare Short on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Clare Short on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Clare Short on Plato
"That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson."
"And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that."
"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
"Most of us women like men, you know it's just that we find them a constant disappointment."
"People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning."