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The Best Quotes From The Devil's Advocate

The best The Devil's Advocate quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from The Devil's Advocate, with the help of your votes. Starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, The Devil's Advocate was directed by Taylor Hackford and released in 1997.

What is your favorite The Devil's Advocate quote? One memorable line was when Kevin Lomax said, "You know what scares me? I quit the case, she gets better...and I hate her for it. I don't want to resent her, John, I've got a winner here. I've got to nail this f*cker down, do it fast, and put it behind me. Just get it done. Then—then—put all my energy into her." Another great line from The Devil's Advocate is, "Don't be too hard on yourself, Kevin. You wanted something more," spoken by John Milton.

Vote up your top The Devil's Advocate quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

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    You Made Me

    Kevin Lomax: Why the law? Cut the sh*t, Dad! Why the lawyers? Why the law?
    John Milton: Because the law, my boy, puts us into everything. It's the ultimate backstage pass. It's the new priesthood, baby. Did you know there are more students in law school than lawyers walking the Earth?
    Kevin Lomax: You made me do it!
    John Milton: No, I don't work that way, Kevin.

     

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      Call Me Dad

      John Milton: You were right about one thing. I have been watching. Couldn't help myself. Watching, waiting, holding my breath. But I'm no puppeteer, Kevin. I don't make things happen. Doesn't work like that.
      Kevin Lomax: What did you do to Mary Anne?
      John Milton: Free will, it's like butterfly wings– one touch and it never gets off the ground. I only set the stage; you pull your own strings.
      Kevin Lomax: What did you do to Mary Anne? [produces and aims pistol at Milton]
      John Milton: A gun? In here?
      Kevin Lomax: Goddamn it, what did you do to my wife!
      John Milton: Well, on a scale of one to 10—10 being the most depraved act of sexual theatre known to man, 1 being your average Friday night run-through at the Lomaxes' household—I'd say, not to be immodest, Mary Ann and I got it on at about...SEVEN.
      Kevin Lomax: F*CK YOU!
      John Milton: Whoa! Got me! Damn! Yeah! Come on! Step on up, son! Come on, that's good! Yeah, you got to hold on to that anger, you got to hold on to that fury. That's the last thing to go, that's the final hiding place, it's the final fig leaf.
      Kevin Lomax: Who are you?
      John Milton: Who am I? Who are you? Never lost a case. Why? Cause you're so f*ckin' good, yeah...but why?
      Kevin Lomax: 'Cause you're my father.
      John Milton: I'm a little more than that, Kevin. Awfully hot in that courtroom, wasn't it? What's the game plan, Kevin? It was a nice run, Kevin. Had to close out some day. Nobody wins them all.
      Kevin Lomax: What are you?
      John Milton: Aww, I have so many names.
      Kevin Lomax: Satan?
      John Milton: Call me Dad.
      Kevin Lomax: Mary Anne, she knew it. She knew it, so you destroyed her.
      John Milton: You blaming me for Mary Anne? Oh, I hope you're kidding. Come on, Mary Anne in New York? You could have saved her anytime you wanted. All she wanted was love. Hey, you were too f*cking busy. Face it, you started lookin' to better-deal her the minute you got here.
      Kevin Lomax: You don't know that, you don't know what we had.
      John Milton: Hey, I'm on your side!
      Kevin Lomax: You're a liar!
      John Milton: Wait, Kevin, there's nothing out there for you. Don't be such a f*cking chump– stop deluding yourself! I told you to take care of your wife. I told you the world would understand. What did you do? "You know what scares me, John? I leave the case, she gets better– then I hate her for it." Remember?
      Kevin Lomax: It was a test! Your test!
      John Milton: Who told you to pull out all the stops on Mr. Gettys?
      Kevin Lomax: You set me up!
      John Milton: And Moyez, the direction you took. Popes, Swamis, snake handlers—all feeding from the same trough. Whose ideas were those?
      Kevin Lomax: It's entrapment! You set me up!
      John Milton: And Cullen! Knowing he was guilty! Seeing those pictures! What did you do? You put that lying b*tch on the stand.
      Kevin Lomax: You PLAYED me!
      John Milton: What did I say to you? WHAT WERE MY WORDS TO YOU? Maybe it was your time to lose. You didn't think so.
      Kevin Lomax: Lose? I don't lose– I win! I win! I'm a lawyer, that's my job, that's what I do!
      John Milton: I rest my case. Vanity is definitely my favorite sin. Self-love, the all-natural opiate. It's not like you didn't care for Mary Ann, Kevin. You were just a little more involved with someone else: yourself.
      Kevin Lomax: You're right. I did it all. I let her go.
      John Milton: Don't be too hard on yourself, Kevin. You wanted something more.
      Kevin Lomax: I let her go and just kept on moving.
      John Milton: You cannot keep on punishing yourself, Kevin. It's awesome how far you've come. I didn't make it easy. Not for you... or your sister. Half-sister, to be exact.

       

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        What Happened To Babylon

        Alice Lomax: Let me tell you about New York.
        Kevin Lomax: Let me guess.
        Alice Lomax: "Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great. It has become a dwelling place of demons." Revelation 18. Wouldn't hurt you to look it over.
        Kevin Lomax: Couldn't forget it if I tried.
        Alice Lomax: Oh, really? And what happened to Babylon?

         

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          The Anti-Christ

          John Milton: Your vanity is justified, Kevin. Your son will sit at the head of all tables, my boy! He's gonna set this whole thing free.
          Kevin Lomax: The Anti-Christ?
          John Milton: Whatever.

           

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