Ally McBeal: I know I've got it great, really. Good job, good friends, loving family. Total freedom and long bubble baths. What else could there be?
Richard Fish: Ally, you can't just attack somebody over a snack treat. That's not a Fishism. That's just a rule of common sense.
Elaine Vassal: They subpoenaed me.
Ally McBeal: What?
Richard Fish: Who?
Elaine Vassal: The Board. They want me to appear to talk about Ally.
Ally McBeal: You?
Richard Fish: Why?
Elaine Vassal: I don't know. Well, don't look so worried. I'm on your side.
Ally McBeal: Well - well, that's what worries me.
Renee Raddick: I don't mean this in an insulting way, but you're not a sexually spontaneous person. You won't even go to bed with a man unless you storyboard it first.
Ally McBeal: Do you think I'm nuts?
Jennifer 'Whipper' Cone: No. But I'm not sure you have two feet on the ground either.
Ally McBeal: Do you mean some people do?
Ally McBeal: How did I get to be such a mess so soon in my life?
Billy Thomas: You've always been ahead of your time.
Billy Thomas: Some would see the law in black and white. They'd do fine. Some can't tell the black from white. They'd flunk. Then some could tell the black from the white and see all the grays. And they'd be doomed forever. Ally's faced with some of that doom. She sees grays. She tries to make sense of an arena that's messy.