"Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Nelson Algren on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Nelson Algren on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Nelson Algren on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Nelson Algren 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."Nelson Algren on Plato
"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."