Something I learned from the old Westerns: If you’re gonna make a show of strength, you wanna be sure you’re the real strongman in the room.
Men seldom realize when things are rigged in their favor. It would require them to have a realistic and limited view of their skills. To be in touch with humility.
It’s much better to be the lawyer and go home when the hour’s up, get some sleep. If you’re the client, you’re up all night.
I guess that’s New York for you, right? Boss one minute, in the gutter the next. The best you can hope for is one last look at the stars before you go.
I don’t fool myself that I bring any measure of joy to most with whom I daily interact. That’s the prosecutor’s curse. Like a dentist without the laughing gas.