diane lockheart


30 days of awesome female characters (source), Day 6:

Your Favorite Female Character On A Female-Driven Show

Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife. How I love her so. Over 50, driven, powerful, witty, has a sex life that’s shown on-screen… Oh, yeah, and the things she says:

(concerning a case where they suddenly must plead ‘illegitimate use of discarded semen’) And so it devolves… from hopes, ideals, dreams, the glory of the law, to a turkey baster.

And from the same episode:

Unfortunately the court does not recognize the doctrine of Immaculate Conception.

Or maybe:

Will: I don’t understand marriage.

Diane: It’s a mysterious institution.

To a woman married to a very prominent man who was involved in a very famous prostitution scandal:

When I was starting out I got one great piece of advice: Men can be lazy, women can’t. And I think that goes double for you. Not only are you coming back to the workplace fairly late but you have some very prominent baggage. But, hey, if [Hilary Clinton] can do it, so can you.

The Good Wife - 3.09
  • Stacie: So on the phone you mentioned something about us working together?
  • Eli: Yes. The Dairy Guild and the Fruit Association are natural allies. We have a mutual enemy.
  • Stacie: Vegetables?
  • Eli: Yes. You lost real-estate. Vegetables gained real-estate at your expense.
  • Stacie: That's what I keep telling the Fruit Growers! Well what do you propose?
  • _
  • Diane: She said "yes", Eli?
  • Eli: Yes, but she's lying. She said yes too quickly. She's either already talking to the Vegetable Lobby or she'll use our interest to up their interest.
  • Diane: Wait, you got all of this from a "yes"?
  • Eli: We need to talk to the Bread People--
  • Diane: Eli, our clients don't want to go there--
  • Eli: I'll talk to them. It's the only way to beat this lady.
  • _
  • Eli: You, gentlemen, are a grain. You are NOT a vegetable. In fact, other vegetables gain more by being associated with you than you with them.