The Good Fight gives good quote.
Whether it’s an acerbic barb from Diane (the glorious Christine Baranski), sage advice as only Marissa (Sarah Steele) can deliver it, or a deadpan response from Lucca (Cush Jumbo), each episode is chock full of delightful turns of phrase that keep us highly entertained amid all the legal machinations.
The good news is the series has just been renewed for a fourth season, so we’ll have many more delicious bon mots coming our way. But for now, at the midway point of the stellar third season, please enjoy our picks for the best quotes of The Good Fight.
1. “How is my life so fucking meaningless? How can you work so hard every day of your life and have nothing to show for it?” Diane, in a rare moment of weakness—and getting to swear for the first time—in “Inauguration” (Episode 1.01).
2. “You can be our diversity hire.” Adrian (Delroy Lindo) welcoming Diane to the firm in “Inauguration” (Episode 1.01).
3. “We’re on a necessary side. People I thought with all my heart were guilty turned out to be innocent, and people I thought were saints, they weren’t. That’s why you don’t go on instinct. You wait, you listen, and watch. Eventually, everyone reveals themselves.” Diane in “Inauguration” (Episode 1.01).
4. “I’m gay and like canning, too. We should meet up.” Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), advising Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) on what to write to the person posing as Maia on Twitter in order to track them down, in “Henceforth Known as Property” (Episode 1.04).
5. “When you’re in trouble, call Elsbeth.” Lucca with some truthful advice in “Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate” (Episode 1.05).
6. “I say we do the same thing to Trump that the Republicans did to Obama. Don’t settle. Don’t negotiate. Don’t back down.” Neil Gross (John Benjamin Hickey) in “Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate” (Episode 1.05).
7. “Reasonable people should not be allowed near tweets.” Liz Reddick (Audra McDonald) to Diane in “Day 415” (Episode 2.02).
8. “You can come to my house for Pesach this year. We’ll even hide a few Easter eggs for you.” Marissa to Maia in “Day 422” (Episode 2.03).
9. “We want to be ready to impeach President Trump.” Political operative Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) to the partners at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart in “Day 450” (Episode 2.07).
10. “I realized it’s alright that the world is crazy, as long as I make my little corner of the world sane.” Diane in “Day 471” (Episode 2.10).
11. “I am married to the footman to the king.” Diane, when she realizes Kurt (Gary Cole) in going hunting with Eric and Donald Trump, Jr., in “The One About the Recent Troubles” (Episode 3.01).
12. “I’m happy.” Diane in “The One About the Recent Troubles” (Episode 3.01).
13. “That’s a fentanyl lollipop. Tomorrow morning, 9:30 a.m., just before court, I want you to suck enough dope out of it so you don’t look like a teacher’s aide at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow.” Roland Blum (Michael Sheen) to Maia, trying to get her to loosen up, in “The One Inspired by Roy Cohn” (Episode 3.02).
14. “In a city with a name I don’t know how to pronounce with a lot of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts. . . there’s a weaponized information garbage machine.” Jonathan Colton’s infectious tune explaining Russian troll farms in “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance” (Episode 3.03).
15. “OK, strange baby, let’s go! Time to sell you on Ebay.” Lucca to a nosy woman at the park who assumes that she’s her child’s nanny, not his mother, in “The One with Lucca Becoming a Meme” (Episode 3.04).
Amy Amatangelo, the TV Gal®, is a Boston-based freelance writer, a member of the Television Critics Association and the Assistant TV Editor for Paste. She wasn’t allowed to watch much TV as a child and now her parents have to live with this as her career. You can follow her on Twitter (@AmyTVGal) or her blog .