Don't judge me. You wanna judge me, put on a black gown and get a gavel. Get in line with the rest of them that's about to judge me. I got court dates every other month. It's me against the world - that's how I feel.— Lil Wayne
Massive Gavel quotations
If I swung the gavel the way I swung that golf club, the nation would be in a helluva mess.
If people had gavels, there would be no wars.
If every person in the world had a gavel and could bang it and get everyone's attention right away and make their displeasure known, I believe the level of actual violence in the world would just disappear to practically nothing.
The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel.
And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell asleep during Obama's speech.
She woke up with the other justices drawing a gavel on her face.
Judges in Texas swing the gavel with one hand and take money with the other.
Judgment is easy: it is black and white, as brutal as a gavel strike.
Flea-Market vendors are frozen mid-haggle.
Middle-aged women are frozen in the middle of their lives. The gavels of frozen judges are frozen between guilt and innocence. On the ground are the crystals of the frozen first breaths of babies, and those of the last gasps of the dying.
I guess my claim to fame is I've now gaveled Ted Kennedy to order twice.
From the beginning, we promised folks that they'll see whatever event we cover in its entirety, from gavel to gavel - whether it's the House of Representatives or the Senate. That's the whole reason for being.
I loved being a judge, and sometimes I miss the power of the gavel, but this is a lot more fun.
John Boehner chose a huge gavel. I think somebody's compensating for his small government.
My other hobby, because I just love any job with a gavel, is auctioneer.
And I so often have presided over charity auctions in New York that many years ago Sotheby's sent me my own gavel. Now, the Sotheby's gavel is infinitely more elegant--it came in a little velvet bag, with "Sotheby's" inscribed in gold. It hangs in my library. I feel that everyone has occasion to use a gavel at various times everyday, they just don't think of it.
You cannot be fair to others without first being fair to yourself.
Know that a well-honed sense of justice is a measure of personal experience, and all experience is a measure of self. Know that the highest expression of justice is mercy. Thus, as the supreme judge in your own court, you must have compassion for yourself. Otherwise, cede your gavel.