Lena Foster Quotes in Defending Your Life (1991)


Lena Foster Quotes:

  • Bob Diamond: Did we ever stop to think that this young boy had a bond with his father? I don't think it had anything to do with the friend. I just think Daniel couldn't lie to his dad. That's all.

    Lena Foster: You're nodding, Mr. Miller. Does that mean you agree with Mr. Diamond?

    Daniel Miller: Oh, yes. I had a bond with my father. I pretty much never lied to him.

    Lena Foster: You never lied to your father? Would you like me to show you at least 500 examples?

    Daniel Miller: I said "pretty much" never lied. I didn't say I never, ever lied. You have to lie sometimes... in an emergency. But, ah, it doesn't mean the bond is affected. If you've got the bond the bond is always there, and if you have to lie occasionally you're not going to interfere with the bond. You know, the bond can wait for a little lie and... in the end it's there for you. You know, sometimes in the middle of a lie I found that the bond would kick in... maybe squeeze a little truth out.

    Bob Diamond: Psst, wrap it up.

    Daniel Miller: I'm through.

  • Lena Foster: What did you finally invest in, Mr. Miller, do you remember?

    Daniel Miller: [under his breath] Um, uh... cattle.

    Lena Foster: And what happened to the cattle?

    Daniel Miller: I don't know; I never got a straight answer. All I know is that their teeth fell out.

  • Daniel Miller: Offer me $55,000; no more.

    Daniel's wife: How much do you want?

    Daniel Miller: How much are you offering?

    Daniel's wife: Fifty-five thousand dollars.

    Daniel Miller: I can't work here for a penny under 65.

    Daniel's wife: Well, I can't pay you 65.

    Daniel Miller: Then I can't work here. I'm sorry.

    Daniel's wife: Fifty-eight thousand.

    Daniel Miller: Sixty-five.

    Daniel's wife: Sixty.

    Daniel Miller: Sixty-five.

    Daniel's wife: Sixty-one?

    Daniel Miller: Let me make this perfectly clear to you: I can't work for you for any less than $65,000.

    Lena Foster: Now, your honor, allow me to show you the real encounter.

    Agency head: I'm prepared to offer you $49,000.

    Daniel Miller: I'll take it.

  • [two judges come in the trial room]

    Lena Foster: Morning.

    Daniel's judge: Good morning.

    Daniel's judge: Good morning.

    Bob Diamond: Good morning.

    Daniel Miller: Good morning.

    [Bob Diamond signals Daniel to be seated]

    Daniel's judge: Mr. Miller, I'm sure your defender has explained all of the basics to you, but let me just say. Even though this feels like a trial, it really isn't. It's just a process that helps us decide, and as inperfect as it may be, we think it works quite well.

    Daniel's judge: What you're going to see on this screen, Mr. Miller, will look and feel so real to you you might be a little uneasy at first. But just relax. After a while, I think it will become pleasurable to you. They tell me it feels something like 3-D.

    [female judge chuckles]

    Daniel's judge: Any questions, Mr. Miller?

    [Daniel shakes his head "No"]

    Daniel's judge: Ms. Foster, you may begin.

    Lena Foster: Thank you, your honors. Over the course of the following four days, I will attempt to show that Daniel Miller, while he's a quality human being, is still held back by the fears that plague him lifetime after lifetime. I believe that I can show, without a shadow of a doubt, that he must once again be returned to Earth to wrok on his problem. May we begin in childhood, please? Could we go to 11419?

    Daniel's judge: By the way, Mr. Miller, that signifies you're 11 years, four months, and 19 days old. Is that clear?

    Daniel Miller: I think so.

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